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Business Head Job Description

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A business head runs all aspects of a company. Business heads hold titles such as company president or Chief Executive Officer (CEO). They are in charge of making sure a company exceeds expectations, or at the very least, remains profitable.


Business heads oversees all managers within the company, ensuring that employees understand the company’s mission and policies. They typically focus on marketing and finances, finding ways to keep the company on the minds of the general public.


Business heads must be excellent leaders and extremely innovative. They must be confident, driven, organized and possess strong delegation skills.


Regardless of industry, business heads usually need at least a bachelor’s degree in their chosen field. Almost all are required to have spent plenty of time as managers.


Business heads hold high-profile positions and are usually given little incentive to leave. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of top executives is expected to experience little growth from 2008 to 2018.


Business heads are among the highest earners in the country. In May 2008, top executives earned a median salary of more than $91,500 per year, the BLS reported.


Sam Amico is a reporter for and worked as a writer and editor at daily newspapers for more than a decade, covering everything from rock concerts to college football to courts and crime. He attended Kent State University and is the author of the book, "A Basketball Summer." He also is the co-host of a nationally-syndicated television show, "The Wine & Gold Zone."

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