Natural Body By Jan
July 2005 — November 2013
Administered entire scope of operations while simultaneously contributing as cosmetologist in a six-station salon. As single owner of small business, administered profits and losses, undertook all facets of decision making, strategically guiding salon operations and productivity, and assumed complete responsibility for revenue performance.
Management responsibilities included cosmetic/accessories sales, customer service and client management, accounting and finance, associate development/ management, retail merchandising and advertising, inventory procurement and control, vender relationships, contract negotiations, booth rental contracts and leases to licensed cosmetologists and nail technicians.
Successfully conceived and launched full scale of operations and guided business to a strong reputation for quality output of products and services; consistently met challenges of market conditions and business atmosphere to persevere throughout 8 years of ownership.
Maintained operating costs at lowest possible point by reducing inventory during seasonal periods. Also negotiated with venders to secure better pricing for goods and services.
Facilitated revenue increases by bringing in cosmetic line to enhance product offering to clients.
Recognized opportunity to supplement revenue and spearheaded remodel of existing tanning space to provide for salon.
Expanded market visibility by creating a web page and becoming a member of Guntersville Chamber of Commerce.