small business owner operator resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Motivated Small Business Owner with proven record of success managing daily operations of business. Incredibly hardworking, excited to take on new challenges, professional and personable. Effectively running and growing my business has required extreme discipline and multitasking skills. I'm confident that all of my acquired skills would translate to this job and assist me in being successful and to excel in the position I'm applying for. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Planning and execution
  • Financial administration
  • Business development
  • Profit and loss accountability
  • Performance improvements
  • Schedule management
  • Cost analysis and savings
  • Analytical
  • Verbal Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Sourcing
  • Computer skills
  • Curriculum development
06/2016 to Current Small Business Owner/Operator Pacific Asian Consortum In Employment (Pace) | Los Angeles, CA,
  • Represented integrity and professionalism in customer service.
  • Accurately managed shipment packaging and processing.
  • Managed daily operations, client relations and IT.
  • Monitored inventory levels and placed new orders for merchandise to keep supply well-stocked.
  • Set pricing structures according to market analytics and emerging trends.
  • Photographed products for sale and posted pictures online to increase visibility and showcase current product availability.
  • Calculated inventory levels, priced store products and generated credit memos for returned merchandise.
  • Oversaw company social media and marketing efforts to expand brand awareness and attract new customers.
  • Designed detailed business plans to outline finances, goals and operations of company.
  • Decreased spending through strategic spending, budgeting and streamlining of operations.
  • Monitored progress by establishing plans, budgets and measuring results.
  • Elevated resource allocation, accurately controlling expenses.
12/2015 to 06/2021 Teacher George Mason University | Fairfax, VA,
  • Differentiated instruction according to student skill level.
  • Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures to maintain order among students.
  • Engaged students and boosted understanding of material using focused instructional strategies and hands-on activities.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
  • Created and enforced child-based, hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning.
  • Enhanced lessons with smart board technology, iPads and computers to address common core goals.
  • Utilized behavior management skills to foster environment conducive to student learning.
  • Encouraged student critical thinking and discussion using variety of teaching techniques.
  • Maintained positive classroom environments by reinforcing rules for behavior and relationship-building actions.
  • Developed lessons, activities and materials to cover required course material.
  • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
  • Adapted teaching methods and instructional strategies to promote learning in students of differing skill levels.
06/2016 to 08/2016 Water Safety Instructor Florida Southern College | City, STATE,
  • Instructed students in basic to advanced swimming skills and techniques.
  • Promoted safe water practices and performed preventive action, emergent response and first-aid.
  • Demonstrated water safety and swimming techniques to students of varying skill levels.
  • Communicated with parents to discuss youth student progress and goals.
  • Acquired and maintained CPR and first-aid certification.
  • Monitored behaviors for safety violations and took steps to prevent further violations.
  • Collaborated closely with team to identify issues and quickest methods for remediation.
  • Led instructional classes to protect recreational users from dangerous situations.
11/2008 to 03/2015 Head Waitress Chopsticks Restaurant | City, STATE,
  • Maintained knowledge of menu items, garnishes, ingredients and preparation methods to assist guests with menu selection.
  • Handled food safely and kept spaces clean to protect customers from foodborne illness and maintain proper sanitation.
  • Addressed concerns or complaints quickly to improve service and escalated more advanced issues to management for resolution.
  • Checked on guests to verify satisfaction with meals and suggested additional items to increase restaurant sales.
  • Greeted customers, answered questions and recommended specials to increase profits.
  • Welcomed guests with personable attitude and brought beverage orders while reviewing menu options.
  • Calculated charges, issued table checks and collected payments from customers.
  • Maintained knowledge of current menu items, garnishes, ingredients and preparation methods.
  • Served high volume of tables at once and simultaneously supervised serving staff.
  • Implemented new POS system and trained staff members on use.
  • Relayed orders to service bar and kitchen via point-of-sale register system.
  • Provided exceptional service to high volume of daily customers.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2017 to to Bachelor of Arts | General Studies Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL GPA:
Expected in 05/XXX to to Associate of Arts | Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL GPA:

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School Attended

  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Palm Beach State College

Job Titles Held:

  • Small Business Owner/Operator
  • Teacher
  • Water Safety Instructor
  • Head Waitress


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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