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Smart business goals are a sure-fire recipe for success

A company’s vision and mission are broad and far reaching statements about business objectives and what you want the business to look like in the future.

George Obst is a Certified SCORE mentor with more than 30 years experience.

They can seem overwhelming and difficult to achieve. Think about answering the question, “how do you eat an elephant?”

The answer is “one bite at a time.”

Developing, prioritizing, and writing specific goals are key to successful business startups, continuous improvement and success of existing businesses. The idea is to capture the stepping stones essential to business achievement. Goals create the road map, the bite size pieces that make the vision and mission a reality.

The best goals are “SMART” goals. They are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely.

The best goals:

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It is clear that business success is greatly enhanced by creating a culture of developing and writing specific, measurable goals.

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About the Author:

George Obst is a Certified SCORE mentor with more than 30 years experience profitably managing and growing businesses, including start-ups, purchasing, financing and selling businesses.