I am a small business owner of a taxidermy shop where I deal with the public on a daily basis.I trained and worked for a taxidermist for seven years before starting my on business that I have successfully been running for the past four years.
As a small business owner,I have had to learn how to manage my business successfully in every aspect,from dealing with the public,to conversing over the phone, and ordering materials for mounting animals that are of realistic quality,that the customer will be happy with. In the past four years, I have ran my business successfully in which I have found ways of cutting costs and increasing productivity. I have managed to keep my business going in this uncertain economy.
I skin flesh wash and prep hides of all types of animals to be mounted. I airbrush paint the finished product. I prep manikins. I sculpt clay, sew, and mount all types of water fowl, fish, and snakes, and any other aspect of taxidermy.
I worked as a hunt guide and equipment operator. As hunt guide, I had to learn how to handle and work 30 different quail dogs. I was required to ride and handle horses on each quail hunt and two dogs per hunt. I also had to operate many different types of equipment where we farmed for the wild life. I interacted and guided many different owners on various types of hunts, ranging from deer, turkey, duck, quail, and alligators. I also had to care for all the quail dogs from feeding, washing, monthly medications, cleaning cages, and daily exercising them.
Where I trained for taxidermy and eventually became a successful taxidermist and decided to open my own business.
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