"A store manager assumes a great deal of the day-to-day operations of a business. The manager typically hires and manages a sales and inventory staff, oversees daily deposits and often is required to open and close the store. Sales records, inventory control, ordering supplies and customer service usually add to the daily responsibilities. While the job can be overwhelming, there are various advantages to taking the helm as a store manager. As a store manager, you have the opportunity to wear a number of hats and maintain flexibility in your duties. In addition to managing the staff, you are responsible for financial accounting at the end of your shift. You may be required to order inventory and keep track of sales to ensure you have sufficient products on hand. You interact with customers, helping solve problems when they occur. You often play a role in settling disputes among the staff. As a leader, you set the tone for the operations, making it a more enjoyable place for you to work as well."