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Small Business Manager

Find out how to become a small business manager and work in the administration & business industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Small Business Manager is $78,000 - 135,000 annually


What does a small business manager?

Small business managers are responsible for the supervision of employees, marketing, customer service and paperwork of smaller organisations across a variety of industries. Employment for small business managers to 2019 is expected to remain stable. Employment in this very large occupation fell over the last five years.

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What skills do you need to be a small business manager?

Small business managers coordinate the daily processes and procedures of a range of smaller organisations.

  • Understand and take a role in developing company policies, strategies and procedures
  • Direct the production, administration, sales and distribution of a smaller organisation
  • Take responsibility for issues related to the hiring, performance management and training of company personnel
  • Supervise marketing and branding operations according to sales goals
  • Prepare reports including those related to budgets, profits and predictions
  • Act as company representative at a range of official and promotional events
The rewarding part of study and learning was knowing that I absolutely put my whole effort, energy, experience and knowledge to this point in my life into it.
Student Q&A: Simon H.
, Business Faculty Student - Leadership and Management
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Small business manager quick facts

Working as a small business manager will give you scope to make important decisions whilst using your communication skills and understanding complicated information.

  • Average Hours Worked
    46 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Administration & business
  • Average qualification level
    30% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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