My name is Teena Rose.
When I started by resume business in 1999, I realized without the right resources, starting ANY new business can be a challenge.
Plus, I'd never run a writing business. I didn't know the first thing about sales, accounting, customer service, and (I'm ashamed to admit) resume writing.
I was completely green.
Sadly, there wasn't much "out there" to help me either. There was a dated book by Jan Melnik at my local library ... but that was it!
How Many Times Did I Fall On My Face in The Beginning?
Those first few years, I made a TON OF MISTAKES.
Wow, did I ever!
For example, I missed the cutoff for yellow page advertising by about a month. In 1999, not having a YP ad was a big deal. I went an entire year WITHOUT a YP ad.
Yup, that was a biggie!
Resume writing businesses at that time "lived and died" in part by their yellow page ads. Today, that's equivalent to going AN ENTIRE YEAR without a website or a business phone line. 🙂
My new resume business was NOT off to a great start.
You couldn't tell by looking at me, but I've been "beat up" mentally and emotionally more than an opponent of Mike Tyson.
What I Did To Correct — how you gain from my missteps
One of the best things I ever did was to begin a business diary and document solutions and resources. Eventually, recognizing that others might want to run a resume writing business, I wrote my first book on starting a resume writing business in 2001.
Since then, I published 3 more editions of my "start a resume business" book. This book has helped people just like you start, operate, and profit from a resume writing business. Each book release received praise from others in the industry. For example:
“When I decided to start [a resume writing business] ... I searched the Internet high and low for an up-to-date guide on how to break into this industry and remain competitive. I found all my answers in this book. The experience and knowledge she shares is invaluable. Thank you Teena! You rock!” —Melanie Denny, Resume-Evolution.org
"I didn't realize when I purchased your book what amazing value I was getting for the money because I literally couldn't have done this without the information and expertise in the book. I wouldn't have had a clue." —Lorraine Wright, 21st Century Resumes
I'm sorry to say that I no longer publish that book — because it became too big! With each update, I added upwards of 50 new pages. This made the book's PDF a "monster" to download.
A Birth of This Site
This site is that book on steroids.
Everything that was contained in that book has been updated and added to this growing website.
Offered here is an extensive library of resources, tools, examples, shortcuts, and customized how-to advice to make the start and management of your resume writing business a complete success.
For example, members enjoy many great perks including:
- Start-Up Shortcuts & Strategies So You Launch Faster
- Get the Most Profit With These Resume Pricing Strategies
- Business Tools to Excel Your Business
- Done-For-You Content; e.g. Client Contract & Business Plan Example
- Resume Examples — and some cover letters too!
- Content 4Your Clients; e.g. Resume Questionnaires & an Achievements Cheat Sheet to Speed The Client Intake Process
More About Me
I'm the creator of ResumeBiz.com (RBIZ).
I've been a resume writer and career coach with my company, Resume to Referral, since 1999. I also manage several additional career and business development sites.
The member portal here @RBIZ is a collection of my 18+ years of building and managing a resume writing business. Remember, I said that becoming a successful resume writer can be difficult? That statement is correct.
Without the right resource to help, becoming profitable is a long, hard journey.
But, I'm here to tell you it doesn't have to be.
We can help you "shortcut" the road to business success.
This way, you don't waste the time, money, and resources I did during my start-up years. I've helped well over 1,000+ with their businesses. I can help you too.
Ready to Start Your Resume Business Off On The Right Foot?
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