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GUITAR SHOP OWNER, IN-DEPTH: I'm Always Around The Instruments I Love

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William, the owner of a music store that specializes in selling and repairing guitars, describes what he loves most about his job, its challenges, his key decision in acquiring his shop, and work-life balance. The challenges in owning your own business are worthwhile, because it's always best to be around things that are meaningful to you.

Degree: Music and Literature
Job Title: Guitar Shop Owner

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, 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='9940'>the</span> <span m='10040'>time.</span> <span m='10560'>So</span> <span m='10860'>that's</span> <span m='11100'>a</span> <span m='11140'>positive.</span> <span m='13620'>The</span> <span m='14100'>negatives,</span> <span m='14670'>when</span> <span m='14960'>it</span> <span m='15050'>becomes</span> <span m='15460'>a</span> <span m='15510'>business,</span> <span m='16600'>I</span> <span m='16710'>think</span> <span m='16960'>it's</span> <span m='17020'>the</span> <span m='17110'>same</span> <span m='17340'>for</span> <span m='17480'>any</span> <span m='17640'>kind</span> <span m='17800'>of</span> <span m='17860'>business,</span> <span m='18240'>you</span> <span m='18800'>end</span> <span m='18980'>up</span> <span m='19100'>having</span> <span m='19370'>to</span> <span m='19450'>do</span> <span m='19650'>bookkeeping,</span> <span m='20620'>having</span> <span m='21020'>to</span> <span m='21150'>take</span> <span m='21370'>care</span> <span m='21740'>of</span> <span m='22290'>customers,</span> <span m='23820'>some</span> <span m='24390'>people</span> <span m='24800'>are</span> <span m='25520'>problematic,</span> <span m='26640'>and</span> <span m='27000'>so</span> <span m='27230'>on.</span> <span m='27820'>But</span> <span m='27920'>you</span> <span m='27990'>have</span> <span m='28150'>to</span> <span m='28495'>just</span> <span m='28840'>try</span> <span m='29060'>to</span> <span m='29910'>keep</span> <span m='30160'>a</span> <span m='30230'>little</span> <span m='30440'>perspective</span> <span m='31190'>and</span> <span m='31270'>remember</span> <span m='31650'>that</span> <span m='33930'>you're</span> <span m='34000'>around</span> <span m='34430'>things</span> <span m='34800'>that</span> <span m='34990'>mean</span> <span m='35190'>something</span> <span m='35540'>to</span> <span m='35680'>you.</span> <span m='36040'>And</span> <span m='36240'>that's</span> <span m='36430'>better</span> <span m='36640'>than</span> <span m='37630'>working</span> <span m='38070'>with</span> <span m='38240'>stuff</span> <span m='38570'>that</span> <span m='38740'>means</span> <span m='39040'>nothing</span> <span m='39370'>to</span> <span m='39470'>you,</span> <span m='40350'>like</span> <span m='40530'>a</span> <span m='40590'>lot</span> <span m='40740'>of</span> <span m='40800'>people</span> <span m='41120'>are</span> <span m='41250'>doing.</span> </p><p><span m='42340'>I</span> <span m='42490'>guess</span> <span m='43140'>the</span> <span m='43280'>key</span> <span m='43460'>moment,</span> <span m='44690'>as</span> <span m='44920'>far</span> <span m='45120'>as</span> <span m='47500'>how</span> <span m='47760'>I</span> <span m='47880'>ended</span> <span m='48110'>up</span> <span m='48290'>here,</span> <span m='48920'>is</span> <span m='50150'>I</span> <span m='50370'>actually</span> <span m='50670'>started</span> <span m='51010'>a</span> <span m='51060'>company</span> <span m='51400'>before</span> <span m='51760'>this</span> <span m='51990'>called</span> <span m='52200'>Flamenco</span> <span m='52570'>Connection,</span> <span m='53120'>which</span> <span m='53330'>was</span> <span m='54630'>totally a</span> <span m='55110'>labor</span> <span m='55365'>of</span> <span m='55620'>love</span> <span m='56220'>but</span> <span m='56480'>actually</span> <span m='56920'>did</span> <span m='57240'>very</span> <span m='57450'>well.</span> <span m='60140'>I</span> <span m='60200'>basically</span> <span m='60590'>just</span> <span m='60820'>cataloged</span> <span m='61530'>everything</span> <span m='61980'>that</span> <span m='62040'>was</span> <span m='62210'>available</span> <span m='62970'>about</span> <span m='63270'>Flamenco,</span> <span m='63770'>the</span> <span m='63850'>recordings,</span> <span m='64959'>any</span> <span m='65190'>music,</span> <span m='65780'>books,</span> <span m='66120'>transcriptions,</span> <span m='67040'>et</span> <span m='67150'>cetera,</span> <span m='67410'>which</span> <span m='67580'>wasn't</span> <span m='67850'>that</span> <span m='68000'>much</span> <span m='68210'>at</span> <span m='68280'>the</span> <span m='68400'>time.</span> <span m='68820'>And</span> <span m='68920'>then</span> <span m='69670'>because</span> <span m='70380'>it</span> <span m='70670'>got</span> <span m='70900'>cataloged,</span> <span m='71460'>it</span> <span m='71670'>sort of</span> <span m='71830'>became</span> <span m='72120'>a</span> <span m='72190'>lot</span> <span m='72410'>more.</span> <span m='73560'>And</span> <span m='73910'>that's</span> <span m='74130'>how</span> <span m='74500'>my</span> <span m='74660'>connection</span> <span m='75140'>with</span> <span m='75260'>the</span> <span m='75340'>previous</span> <span m='75780'>owner</span> <span m='76030'>of</span> <span m='76140'>this</span> <span m='76270'>shop--</span> <span m='79270'>in</span> <span m='80190'>part,</span> <span m='80530'>that's</span> <span m='80720'>why</span> <span m='81220'>I</span> <span m='81310'>had</span> <span m='81500'>a</span> <span m='81540'>connection</span> <span m='81990'>with</span> <span m='82120'>him</span> <span m='82340'>and</span> <span m='82760'>what</span> <span m='82970'>led</span> <span m='83200'>to</span> <span m='83290'>this,</span> <span m='83580'>and</span> <span m='83770'>it</span> <span m='83920'>was</span> <span m='84130'>just</span> <span m='84340'>a</span> <span m='84400'>natural</span> <span m='84860'>fit.</span> </p><p><span m='86150'>When</span> <span m='86450'>you</span> <span m='86520'>have</span> <span m='86710'>your</span> <span m='86870'>own</span> <span m='87010'>shop,</span> <span m='89010'>you're</span> <span m='89120'>kind</span> <span m='89300'>of</span> <span m='89410'>on</span> <span m='89570'>call</span> <span m='89930'>24/7.</span> <span m='91510'>So</span> <span m='91650'>you</span> <span m='91720'>have</span> <span m='91880'>to</span> <span m='91980'>keep</span> <span m='92160'>that</span> <span m='92310'>in</span> <span m='92460'>mind.</span> <span m='92780'>On</span> <span m='92890'>the</span> <span m='93020'>other</span> <span m='93190'>hand,</span> <span m='93910'>you</span> <span m='94000'>also</span> <span m='94200'>have</span> <span m='94320'>a</span> <span m='94360'>lot</span> <span m='94520'>more</span> <span m='94680'>flexibility</span> <span m='95330'>in</span> <span m='95450'>the</span> <span m='95540'>way</span> <span m='95960'>you</span> <span m='96160'>arrange</span> <span m='96560'>your</span> <span m='96720'>schedule.</span> <span m='97230'>And</span> <span m='97360'>so</span> <span m='97900'>if</span> <span m='98740'>you</span> <span m='98890'>want</span> <span m='99210'>to</span> <span m='99310'>take</span> <span m='99530'>a</span> <span m='99600'>few</span> <span m='99790'>days</span> <span m='100180'>to</span> <span m='100280'>go</span> <span m='100480'>somewhere</span> <span m='100920'>and</span> <span m='101040'>do</span> <span m='101160'>something</span> <span m='101730'>or</span> <span m='101840'>work</span> <span m='102140'>on</span> <span m='102260'>something,</span> <span m='103610'>you</span> <span m='104350'>really</span> <span m='104650'>do</span> <span m='104900'>get</span> <span m='105090'>to</span> <span m='105170'>make</span> <span m='105340'>those</span> <span m='105550'>decisions.</span> <span m='109790'>So</span> <span m='109950'>it's</span> <span m='110080'>a</span> <span m='110150'>trade</span> <span m='110410'>off.</span> <span m='110580'>If</span> <span m='110850'>you're</span> <span m='110960'>working</span> <span m='111240'>for</span> <span m='111390'>someone</span> <span m='111710'>else,</span> <span m='113130'>you</span> <span m='113710'>probably</span> <span m='114420'>don't</span> <span m='114670'>get</span> <span m='114800'>to</span> <span m='114890'>make</span> <span m='115080'>those</span> <span m='115290'>decisions</span> <span m='115800'>as</span> <span m='115950'>much,</span> <span m='116310'>but</span> <span m='116620'>you</span> <span m='117040'>have</span> <span m='117200'>a</span> <span m='117240'>little</span> <span m='117430'>more</span> <span m='118300'>sort</span> <span m='118500'>of</span> <span m='118990'>freedom</span> <span m='119560'>when</span> <span m='119810'>you</span> <span m='119960'>walk</span> <span m='120260'>out</span> <span m='120380'>the</span> <span m='120460'>door</span> <span m='121490'>until</span> <span m='121780'>the</span> <span m='121870'>next</span> <span m='122100'>morning.</span> </p>","file":{"id":330267,"video_id":"2977418619001","name":"1679-William-GuitarGallery2","duration":122973,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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