Essay A Personal Note On Business Management

1063 Words Nov 9th, 2015 5 Pages
Ashley started working as a Tesco night manager in 2005. He worked there for around three years until he decided to leave as he was not seeing his partner much and wanted to be his own boss. On a personal note, his promotion he had been promised was given to a new employee that used to go to the same private school as the store manager.

In 2008 he left Tesco and set up a concrete moulds for computers and ornaments business a small business where he sculpted garden ornaments and made moulds for them so they may be cast in concrete. He then moved on to making polyurethane, polymerized vinyl, fibreglass, and latex moulds for concrete ornaments and bird tables/baths. He initially lived off of his savings, but eventually approached his bank for an overdraft when he won a bigger contract from Manchester, at which point he moved to Rotherham and rented a works unit. This business was viable for three years but due to many of his clients in Rotherham going bust, and bigger businesses coming in and undercutting Ashley, undercutting him with the few customers he had left, he had to move onto another business venture.

In 2011 Ashley started selling DVDs on the internet via eBay and Amazon, and he had a market stall on Wednesdays in the Barnsley market. It had very little overheads so it generated a good income. It was a steady income but due to technology advances i.e illegal movie downloads and movie streaming sites the demand for actual DVDs decreased, and yet again, Ashley…

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