Dear Sir or Madam,
I want to introduce myself. My name is Natasha Jackson. I am the owner of two natural hair care salons. I opened my first location in Maryland in 2004 and my second location in Los Angeles, CA in 2011. My entrepreneurial and management experience has provided me with a strong skill set. In addition, I was a real estate investor. I developed a variety of skills during my tenure as a business owner and real estate investor. During my tenure as a owner of a natural hair salon, I provided workshops and classes for customers. In addition, I had the opportunity to work in several capacities as a manager. I developed strong marketing, customer service, administrative, and strategic management skills. Furthermore, I developed seminars, a corporate blog, and an e-newsletter for staff and customers.
During the last twelve years, I have developed and implemented creative ways to encourage and support staff and clients. I provide classes for clients and potential customers with extensive information concerning hair and natural products. In addition, I have the unique ability to write and proofread documents and form letters. I am able to provide personal assistant duties for clients too. These duties include but are not limited to; booking travel, proofreading, writing letters, and making phone calls for clients.
I believe that these experiences and my passion for business appeals to those interested in working with me. Please feel free to contact or email me for business consultant or personal assistant services. I look forward to the opportunity to speak with you about my experiences and interests. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
? Proven manager/entrepreneur who founded and grew natural hair salon into profitable venture
? Effective researcher who has knowledge of Maryland law and legal system
? Well-educated professional who holds both an MA in Management and a degree in Political Science
? Experienced instructor who regularly hosts instructional seminars covering topics from
Entrepreneurship to real estate investing to business
Business Consultant, proofreader, interviewer, and a specialty in hiring.
2004 – Present-CEO Los Angeles, CA
Natural Hair Salon & Spa Founder, Manager
? Founded and currently manage Baltimore-Washington and Los Angeles-based natural hair salon and spa
? Speaker, Educator, and Product/Style demonstrator at natural hair expos, events, and natural hair meet-ups
? A sponsor of the “Healthy Hair Affair” during the Congressional Black Caucus in 2012
? Performed product and styling demonstrations at the Afrolicious Hair Affair, Fierce Naturals of LA event, and an array of natural hair meet-ups in Los Angeles, CA
? Exhibitor at the DC Love Locs Expo and Nappy-Oke in Washington, DC
? Instructor at the Baltimore Natural Hair Expo in 2010
? More than tripled staff under management and doubled business space within three years
? Nearly tripled clientele base in less than three years through strategic marketing campaigns
and acquired more than 500 e-newsletter subscribers within one year
- Successfully implemented multi-tiered client referral program (events, rewards, etc.)
- Solicited strategic advertisers to create bi-monthly newsletter revenue streams
- Established comprehensive network of industry professionals through networking events
- Leveraged both radio and print media to promote salon and spa to target markets
? Achieved & reduced stylist turnover rate (50% industry standard) through appreciation programs
? Identified opportunity to generate passive revenue streams through selling third-party and
Proprietary natural hair products
- Achieved almost $6K in annual sales through stylist product promotion incentive program
? Managed a staff of fourteen and supervised human resources and professional development initiatives
? Significantly reduced operational expenses by purchasing commercial property to generate
Supplementary streams of revenue
Founder and Creator of http://naklecticnaturalhair.com/blog, Na-Klectic LA, Na-Klectic Natural Hair Facebook pages, and The Fibroid Alternative Healing Network. Developed blogs and pages to encourage men and women to gain knowledge about wellness, natural products, healthy hair, and healthy living. Writer and proofreader of several projects including a Youth Entrepreneurship program and salon consulting.
Real Estate Investor/Property Manager
? Acquired, renovated, and managed five residential and commercial properties that increased market value.
? Conducted real estate market research to identify emerging and revitalized communities
? Currently manage properties, schedule maintenance repairs, identify, and resolve tenant issues
2000-2004 Lion’s Den Baltimore, Maryland
Natural Hair Stylist/Natural Product Line Creator
? Managed clientele, answered phones, developed strong relationships with management and successfully developed a clientele base of 150 clients within a year. Created and developed natural product line in 2003
1999-2000 Department of Mental Health and Hygiene Baltimore, Maryland
Board of Physician Quality Assurance, Compliance Anaylyst
? Gained comprehensive knowledge of Maryland law and legal system through building more the twenty medical malpractice cases through intensive research
? Managed physician subpoenas processes and identified and recruited peer reviewers
? Managed database and caseload of pending cases against physicians
? Conducted research pertaining to malpractice cases and transported cases
• Implemented after-school program for young women ages 11-13 in 2005 at The Crossroads School in Baltimore. Instructed and guided students to further research and comprehend the concept of business and entrepreneurship.
• Spoke at several local schools in specific classrooms in Maryland and Washington, DC about entrepreneurship. Crossroads, Baltimore Freedom Academy, Oxon Hill Middle School, and Ron Brown Middle School.
• Former tutor at Pentacle CDC After school Program in Washington, DC
• Created workshops and seminars pertaining to entrepreneurship, professional development, wellness, hair, and health
Bowie State University--School of Business, Public Administration, and Economics Bowie, MD Degree: Master of Administrative Management
Concentration: Business Administration, Management
Morgan State University--School of Political Science and International Studies Baltimore, MD
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major: Political Science
Honors, Awards, and Certificates
Graduate Assistantship Award—2000, 2001, 2002
City Council Resolution from Lawrence Bell, City Council President—1999
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.—Alpha Alpha Sigma Chapter
Undergraduate of the Year Award—1999, Dean’s List Honoree—Spring 1996, Fall 1996
G. James Fleming Award, Department of Political Science—1999
Manpower Scholarship—1998, Delegate Heller Scholarship
Morgan State Scholarship, Senator Teitelbaum Scholarship
SCORE Workshop Completion of Entrepreneurship Training