sole proprietor resume example with 15+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Passionate educational professional possessing superior leadership and communication skills. Successful at organizing, preparing and leading within budget. Dedicated to positively engaging the internal and external community.

Professional with over 12 years of successful experience in higher education administration and leadership. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in the higher education industry. Strengths in leadership and project management backed by training in professional studies.

Goal oriented, self starter , motivated to provide the best result for all involved with a high attention to policy and detail.

Professional experience teaching Pre-K through adult adding to my ability to relate to students and faculty.

    • Grant writing
    • Large group event speaking and event planning
    • Demonstrated Progressive Increase in Leadership Responsibilities
    • Operations management
    • Contract negotiations
    • Strategic marketing
    • Business process optimization
    • Business Development
    • Conduct Management
    • Financial Management
    • Project Management
    • Strategic planning
    • Leadership Development
    • Safety and Security
    • Policy Development
    • Lesson Planning
    • Goal Planning
    • Conflict Resolution
West Liberty University West Liberty, WV Expected in 12/2017 Master of Arts : Organizational Leadership - GPA :
West Liberty University West Liberty, WV Expected in 05/2005 Bachelor of Arts : Education - GPA :
Work History
Payton's Pretties Consignment Boutique - Sole Proprietor
City, STATE, 04/2018 - Current
    • Set, enforced and optimized internal policies to maintain efficiency and responsiveness to demands.
    • Devised, deployed and monitored processes to boost long-term business success and increase profit levels.
    • Stayed current with market trends to determine optimal pricing of goods and services and to capitalize on emerging opportunities.
    • Oversaw business budget planning and administration, accounting functions, purchasing and bi-weekly payroll to handle financial needs.
    • Fulfilled customer shipping needs by completing all purchase orders and customer invoices.
    • Set, enforced and optimized internal policies to maintain responsiveness to demands.
    • Studied market to determine optimal pricing of goods and services and to capitalize on emerging opportunities.
    • Established, optimized and enforced business policies to maintain consistency and high-quality standards across industry operations.
    • Assessed supplier quality to maintain tight cost controls and maximize business operational performance.
    • Optimized team hiring, training and performance.
    • Oversaw long-term planning, staff hiring and training, and procedure development as part of business operations.
    • Outlined finances, goals and daily operations of company in detailed business plans.
    • Used business software packages to maintain files and administrative records.
    • Provided elite customer service by resolving escalated problems and calmly responding to shifting priorities.
    • Promoted business via social media to generate leads and maximize brand identity.
    • Determined best courses of action for company based on regional market trends and demands.
    • Maintained up-to-date administrative records to monitor operational conditions.
West Liberty University - Adjunct Faculty Professor
City, STATE, 01/2021 - 05/2021
    • Developed the course Leadership for Non Profit Organizations
    • Designed and delivered class instruction to meet course competencies.
    • Completed classroom planning by creating and preparing exams, classroom discussions and lectures.
    • Examined and critiqued course material while including instructor-specific policies.
    • Designed and distributed feedback forms to continually improve teaching ability and develop stronger connection with students.
    • Identified academic strengths and obstacles and developed instructional techniques to accommodate different learning styles.
    • Evaluated and selected instructional materials and texts to prepare course materials and lesson plans.
Wheeling Jesuit University - Director of Alumni Relations
City, STATE, 01/2018 - 04/2021
    • Kept institution financially sound by tracking expenses and maintaining detailed records.
    • Created plans and communicated deadlines to ensure projects were completed on time.
    • Handled day-to-day running of Alumni Relation and Advancement, ensuring high levels of productivity and progression.
    • Worked flexible hours; night, weekend, and holiday shifts.
    • Increased customer satisfaction by resolving alumni and student issues.
    • Created engagement activities for students and alumni.
    • Assisted with fundraising events.
    • Communicated with external organizations on behalf of the University.
West Virginia Northern Community College - Director or Student Union and Activities II
City, STATE, 06/2006 - 01/2018
    • Represented educational program at meetings and conferences to serve as subject matter liaison for array of services and activities assigned.
    • Evaluated programs and monitored implementation and compliance with regulations to achieve objectives.
    • Conferred and resolved education-related issues and problems with students, parents and school officials.
    • Maintained program files, records, databases and websites to gather research and prepare and submit budget reports.
    • Scheduled educational activities, faculty lectures and departmental events to drive mission and values of institution.
    • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time.
    • Actively listened to students requests, confirming full understanding before addressing concerns.
    • Worked closely with administration to maintain optimum levels of communication to effectively and efficiently complete projects.
    • Scheduled and executed all tri campus events and leadership activities.
    • Worked directly with marketing for internal and external events.
    • Attended all Title IX and Cleary Act trainings.
    • Conducted Title IX investigations.
    • Oversaw professional and student staff.
    • Maintained assessment data as well as participated in college strategic planning.
    • Set departmental annual budget and goals.
Mount De Chantal Visitation Academy - Physical Education Faculty
City, STATE, 08/2004 - 01/2005
  • Taught physical education classes covering exercise strategies, sports and safety.
  • Assessed student physical fitness levels and adjusted objectives according to successes.
  • Conveyed health and well-being concepts beyond physical fitness.
  • Complied with state and federal standards for physical fitness benchmarks and exercise programs.
  • Leveraged diverse learning strategies to prepare students for higher-level education requirements.
  • Assessed submitted class assignments, determined grades and reviewed work with struggling students to boost success chance.
  • Completed documentation of classroom and individual recordkeeping.
  • Managed and maintained school equipment and facility grounds.
  • Kept classroom environments consistent and focused on learning by establishing and enforcing clear objectives.
  • Assessed student comprehension through regular quizzes, tests and assignments.
  • Talked with students in need of extra attention and made plans to assist with concerns.
  • Acquired Nickelodeon Physical Education Grant for New Equipment
  • Collaborated with team of administration in the development of strategic plan.
  • Recognized as outstanding contributor to community college education by the state of West Virginia CTCS for community service initiatives.
  • Lead a student body focused on service for over ten years being the only school in the state of WV to receive the President's Higher Education Honor Roll Award all ten years
  • Represented students and staff at the administration level in development on policies, pay scales, and conflict management and resolution
  • Track record of proven results with little direction
  • High level of confidentiality
  • Knowledge of Ferpa, Clery Act, Title IX, and VAWA
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Embraces the Catholic spirit as board president at St. Vincent de Paul Parrish School
  • Team lead on service projects throughout the Ohio Valley
  • Collaborated with facilities team of in the development of new fitness center.
  • Graduated first in MPS-OL program at WLU
  • Started a small business from the ground up with an online store component.
  • Extensive marketing experience.
  • Organized statewide leadership conferences annually.
  • Compiled , booked, and implemented a tri campus calendar and schedule of events annually.
  • Presented at multiple conferences on engagement, leadership development, and community service.

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School Attended

  • West Liberty University
  • West Liberty University

Job Titles Held:

  • Sole Proprietor
  • Adjunct Faculty Professor
  • Director of Alumni Relations
  • Director or Student Union and Activities II
  • Physical Education Faculty


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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