Owner and manager of two profitable skate and snowboard retail stores for over 18 years with annual sales of up to $700K. Recruit, trained and managed staff. Ordered and managed inventory and accounting for the store. Initiated and implemented all special events, promotional programs and marketing. * Initiated special events such as a skateboard camp and promotional videos that created additional revenue streams. * Grew business yearly by implementing effective public relations and customer service strategies. * In charge of all advertising, store merchandising, store design and layout, marketing, web presence and social media aspects of the business.