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OWNER, FOAM & FUTON, IN-DEPTH: Start Small & Then Build Big

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The Owner/Manager of a foam & futon store describes what he loves most about his job, its challenges, how hard it is to start one's own business, and the key moment on his path. When his dad lost his job at 50, with great difficulty in finding work again, he decided that he wanted more control over his career and destiny.

Job Title: Owner/Manager

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

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<span m='22890'>try</span> <span m='23150'>to</span> <span m='23940'>be</span> <span m='24570'>something</span> <span m='24980'>in</span> <span m='25040'>the</span> <span m='25150'>community</span> <span m='25730'>as</span> <span m='25860'>well.</span> <span m='26560'>Serve</span> <span m='26770'>a</span> <span m='26890'>purpose</span> <span m='27300'>in the</span> <span m='27450'>community.</span> </p><p><span m='28900'>That's</span> <span m='29130'>what</span> <span m='29270'>I</span> <span m='29370'>enjoy</span> <span m='29630'>about</span> <span m='29890'>being</span> <span m='30130'>in</span> <span m='30180'>business.</span> <span m='30455'>Of</span> <span m='30730'>course</span> <span m='30990'>dealing with</span> <span m='31320'>people</span> <span m='32150'>every</span> <span m='32380'>day.</span> <span m='33310'>My</span> <span m='33410'>customers.</span> <span m='34060'>Like</span> <span m='35170'>my</span> <span m='35270'>family.</span> </p><p><span m='36930'>The</span> <span m='37060'>main</span> <span m='37250'>reason</span> <span m='37520'>why</span> <span m='37660'>I</span> <span m='37700'>went</span> <span m='37880'>into</span> <span m='38050'>business</span> <span m='39160'>for</span> <span m='39320'>myself</span> <span m='40430'>was</span> <span m='40890'>that</span> <span m='42730'>I</span> <span m='42950'>saw</span> <span m='43150'>my</span> <span m='43320'>father</span> <span m='43790'>in</span> <span m='43860'>his</span> <span m='44220'>50's</span> <span m='44890'>lose a</span> <span m='45240'>job</span> <span m='45560'>that he had</span> <span m='45915'>for</span> <span m='46270'>many</span> <span m='46320'>years.</span> <span m='47310'>And</span> <span m='47960'>really</span> <span m='48340'>had</span> <span m='48800'>a</span> <span m='48850'>lot</span> <span m='49000'>of</span> <span m='49060'>difficulty</span> <span m='49850'>really</span> <span m='50050'>getting</span> <span m='50310'>back</span> <span m='50600'>in</span> <span 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