You are finally a business owner. Is a résumé still necessary? The answer is yes. Creating and keeping a current résumé is important because you have a professional accomplishment document that you can share with other professionals and potential investors.
A business owner's résumé can be used when creating a business and when looking for clients an is an especially good choice for those that are new to the business. The résumé will highlight your professional experience, and should show a correlation for your current business market. The résumé should reflect a point of view as someone who is applying for a position of business owner for whatever market you are getting into.
When creating your business owner résumé you should create two versions one for investors and one for your clients. The version that you will use with your clients and vendors will highlight your knowledge, experience and abilities The focus for the résumé that will be used with investors will again describe your abilities, experience, but it will express your financial goals in terms of what you want for your business as well. The summary you choose to use should also include how you would provide your service.
By preparing a résumé and making changes to it you can avoid not having one when it is requested of you. Being prepared will demonstrate your professionalism, and it will give you a starting point for marketing yourself along with your business.
Malka Maxwell lives on the East Coast of the United States with her children. How to Get Ahead With Resumes (revised) is her first published book.
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