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Small Business Owner Resume

Small business owner resume is written when an owner of a business feels the financial crunch or when the business is going nowhere and the owner has decided to give it a rest and pursue a career as an employee. While doing this, he brings along his leadership skills and other qualities such as the ability to take initiative to the table.

The resume of such an applicant should reflect his skills and capabilities more clearly. The other necessary traits that he should possess are:

Positive thinking – Thinking positive under all circumstances, even while facing a travesty, is necessary to become a good entrepreneur or employee.

Desire to take initiative – No one can become an entrepreneur or a successful professional without the ability to take initiative in the first place. One has to drive the business forward on the path of success.

Flexibility – From being an owner of a business to being an employee – this transformation requires a great deal of flexibility. One needs to apply the same flexibility in the day-to-day challenges too.

Overall knowledge of the field – One needs to have an overall knowledge of the industry in which he is operating. This knowledge should reflect in his resume through sections such as work experience and objective statement.

Hard work and discipline – To succeed in any kind of job, be it an owner's job or an employee's job, one needs to be hard working and should practice discipline. This positive trait is sought by all recruiters of any industry and is necessary for self-satisfaction too.

Following is a small business owner resume sample which reflects the applicant's apt experience for the job at hand.

George Smith
273, North Main Street,
Lubbock, Texas, 5000879
(123) 232-0932
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Objective Statement

To utilize my rich experience as a small business owner in the field of management to bring in profits for the company. Also, with my rich experience in sales, add more value to the company.

Profile Summary

  • More than 5 years of experience in the management of employees and other resources
  • Good knowledge of market research and various models of research involved – type identification, budgeting, and preparation
  • Preparing of budget plans and implementing optimum schemes and usage of resources to meet the budget targets
  • Excellent administrative skills – managed a staff of 34 people in an office setting
  • Strong business ethics and ability to see opportunities

Skills Summary

  • Ability to perform well even under pressure
  • Attentive and due consideration of the details in every case
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to judge how and what to speak in specific situations to get an upper hand
  • Ability to take cost effective decisions which prove to come out very helpful in every organization
  • Strong knowledge of quality check standards and ISO
  • Excellent leadership skills

Experience Details:

Ledger Graphics Pvt. Ltd, Lubbock, Texas
Owner/ CEO - 2009 - 2014

Major Responsibilities:

  • Rightly understood the client needs and requirements and planned and designed the materials for them according to the briefs and details
  • Always maintained good relations with all the employees and motivated them to keep the work flow smooth
  • Used Adobe Illustrator 4 and Adobe Photoshop and learned about them in detail, so as to use any feature when needed while formulating a project
  • Personally monitored work on important accounts and guaranteed its quality to clients
  • Kept optimum budget and time constraints on the projects according to the work load

Educational Qualification:

  • Master of Business Management (specialization in Marketing), University of Florida, FL, 2009
  • Bachelors of Arts, University of Florida, FL, 2007


  • Adobe Illustrator workshops, Imprint Institute of Design, Lubbock, Texas
  • Course in Adobe Photoshop, Imprint Institute of Design, Lubbock, Texas

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