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Entrepreneur Resume Sample & Guide (20+ Examples)

Entrepreneur Resume Sample & Guide (20+ Examples)

You ran a company, developed strategies and business plans, managed employees and contractors, and built a zillion skills. Prove it with this impressive sample entrepreneur resume.

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Entrepreneur Resume Sample


Matthew Tafalla, Business Manager



Professional Summary


Motivational business manager with 6+ years of experience. Skilled in coaching, budgeting, and leadership. Seeking to raise revenue, boost efficiency, and lower costs at Greener Reentry Services. At Tafalla West Inc., grew clientele 25% in 20 months through four-part strategy of service streamlining, sales training, outreach, and marketing. Increased revenue 15% per year through direct cold call campaign.


Work Experience


CEO and Business Manager

Tafalla West, Inc.

Jan 2013–May 2019

  • Ran a business with $1.1M in annual revenue and 25 employees at a profit for 5 years.
  • Increased clientele by 25% in 20 months through four-part strategy.
  • Streamlined service offering by surveying 150 top clients, gathering feedback, and recrafting product list. Increased customer satisfaction survey scores 28%.
  • Created and conducted sales training program that increased average revenue of 15 sales reps by 22%.
  • Implemented a cold calling campaign that raised revenue 15% per year.


Retail Manager

New England Outdoor Center

Feb 2011–Jan 2013

  • Increased profit for a summer retail store from $48,000 per year to $78,000 per year.
  • Trained 10 retail employees in sales and customer service best practices.




2007–2011 CU Denver Business School

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

  • Pursued a passion for business management coursework.
  • Vice President of Student Government, 2010–2011.




  • Technical Skills: Computer skills, training, hiring, business knowledge, marketing
  • Soft Skills: Leadership, collaboration, communication, interpersonal skills




  • Volunteer Coordinator, BSA Denver Area Council
  • Avid kite surfer


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