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GAME STORE OWNER, IN-DEPTH: I See A Lot Of Young People Owning Their Own Businesses

About this video 

Chris, the Co-Owner of End Games, describes what he loves most about his job, its challenges, how hard it is to get a job in his field, and his work-life balance. He loves the freedom of being his own boss and setting his own hours. It's a neat time--a lot more people are owning their own businesses, even out of high school.

Degree: Classical Archeology
Job Title: Co-Owner
Employer: End Games

Job Summary: Retail Store Manager

Job Description

Store managers supervise a retail organization's staff, meet customer needs and plan and coordinate sales, merchandising and budgeting. In order to effectively perform the multitude of tasks required, managers should work well under pressure and with deadlines, and have significant experience in retail business and human resources. They also need strong leadership, interpersonal and multitasking skills.

On-the-Job Training

Limited on-the-job training. Most managers will have worked in retail previously as salespeople.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$20,000 - $60,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
6 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Flexible, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Leadership ability, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Teamwork

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m='34150'>run</span> <span m='34400'>your</span> <span m='34620'>own</span> <span m='34770'>business.</span> <span m='37290'>It's</span> <span m='37550'>doable.</span> <span m='38040'>You're</span> <span m='38170'>seeing</span> <span m='38380'>a</span> <span m='38440'>lot</span> <span m='38650'>more</span> <span m='38810'>people</span> <span m='39100'>do</span> <span m='39300'>it</span> <span m='39460'>coming right</span> <span m='39790'>out</span> <span m='40070'>of</span> <span m='40180'>high</span> <span m='40330'>school.</span> <span m='40730'>And it's</span> <span m='41020'>kind</span> <span m='41180'>of</span> <span m='41270'>a</span> <span m='41390'>neat</span> <span m='41520'>time.</span> <span m='42700'>My</span> <span m='42830'>work-life</span> <span m='43230'>balance</span> <span m='43500'>is</span> <span m='43620'>great.</span> <span m='44040'>Again,</span> <span m='44360'>I am</span> <span m='44440'>my</span> <span m='44590'>own</span> <span m='44750'>boss.</span> <span 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