Small Business Owner Resume

An owner of a small business resume will describe the details of the skills acquired by you during your business. Your CV must explain to the employer how these skills will help you, when you are applying for any job in the market. When you are engaged in doing any small scale business, and not making the profit as expected, you may think of returning to the job market. After a gap in the job market and being self employed for some time period, you need to design your resume in such way that it makes impact on the prospective employers, and explain them effectively about your return to the job.

As you have decided to return back to the job after working for years as a self employed individual, you now need a resume describing your suitability for the job you want to apply for. It will be quite easy for you to get a job, if you are applying in the similar field that you were self employed in. But what if you want to apply for the job that is not relevant to your business profile? There are certain skills learned by you during your years of self employment. There are also many universal skills like interpersonal skills, management skills, organizations skills, etc., that are common for all job positions. You can blend your existing skills and these universal skills to match the requirements of the job you are applying for.

Make sufficient research before you apply for any job. Knowing about the company profile and your applied job profile, you will know what an employer is expecting in the candidate. Knowing the skills expected for the job, you can frame your existing skills to match these requirements. You can explain to the potential employer, how your skills can help you in increasing your efficiency.

Here is the sample resume for a small scale business owner, returning to work after being self employed for years. It shows the proper sequential representation of details. Going through this sample, you will know what details should be listed in such resumes.

Sample Resume for Owner of a Small Business Resume


George Parker
273, North Main Street,
Lubbock, Texas
5000879
Cell - 8964757876
E-Mail ID - george.parker@example.com

Objective Statement

As a small scale business owner, I would like to utilize my extensive knowledge and experience in favor of the company. My experience in corporate sales and operations management will benefit the company to achieve growth, stability and mutual prosperity

Summary of Qualifications

  • More than 10 years of experience in graphic design creation and publishing industry
  • Extensive knowledge of mechanical research types, budgeting and preparation
  • Excellent administrative and communication skills that can prove helpful in coordinating and motivating innovative artists for gaining top efficiency
  • Cost management skills and knowledge of QC on each level
  • Attentive, active and possess ability to decide the priorities for meeting timely deadlines
  • Ability to perform under pressure

Experience Details

Elegant Graphics Pvt. Ltd, Lubbock, Texas
Owner/ CEO - 1996 - 2010
Major Responsibilities

  • Assisted the employees on planning and designing of the material to meet client requirements
  • Maintained the outline of work to generate better efficiency
  • Used illustrator 4 color manuscripts with water color designs, graphic or photography
  • Acted as a link between staff and client
  • Budgeted all projects and motivated the artists from time to time
  • Worked on the projects like greeting cards, toy packages, cereal boxes, coloring books, holographic labels, signs and logos, etc.

Known Software Tools

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe PageMaker
  • Microsoft Office
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Auto Cad
  • Adobe Illustrator

Key Skills

  • Team management
  • Knowledge of maintaining the company accounts
  • Handling the tricky office documentation and maintaining all the records
  • Account service and account management
  • Multitasking ability
  • Creative thinking ability
  • Ethical business practitioner
  • Time management skills

Educational Qualifications

  • Degree in Tech Illustration, 1994
    Southwale Institute, California, USA

  • Diploma Course in Graphic Design Technology, 1990
    College of Arts, California, USA

Personal Profile

Name - George Parker
Permanent Address - 273, North Main Street, Lubbock, Texas, USA
Date of Birth - 12th November 1976
Nationality - American
Gender - Male
Marital Status - Married


The details presented in this sample are completely fictitious. You can come up with your unique details, if you are a small business owner, and willing to return back to work.

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