The Candid Closet


The Keywords

entrepreneurship, finance, administration, management


The Essence of What I Did

I started an eBay retail resale business and was solely responsible for all managerial, financial, and technical aspects. (2014-present)


The Story

The summer after high school, I started an eBay account to sell my old prom dresses.  It grew into a way to pay for my textbooks throughout college, and I casually sell items during school breaks.


The Responsibilities

Managerial

goal setting in terms of items sold and net profit, providing a friendly environment via written communication, researching efficient small business models and implementing said strategies, seeking out more experienced business people and entrepreneurs for opinions and advice, listening to customers, negotiating, and resolving conflicts with minimal corporate loss, developing flexibility, adaptability, and openness to new ideas, project managing and learning from mistakes, organizing and implementing an efficient labeling, storing, and shipping system and schedule, effective decision making, sometimes with limited information

Financial

budgeting finances and resources, conducting break-even analyses, handling all transactions, acquiring inventory within a budget, analyzing market research and statistics for maximum return, teaching myself basic financial principles to improve business efficiency

Administrative

learning and implementing transactional outlets (ie PayPal), maintaining vendor webpage

Marketing

styling and photographing items for maximum viewership, providing item write-ups that include quantitative and qualitative measurements