Having a mission statement is a must for a business that wants to survive and thrive. It's even more important for Black business owners to understand this. Statistically speaking, Black business owners have many more hurdles and obstacles to overcome than their non-minority competitors.
Not having a mission statement can be the nail in the coffin of a newly created Black business.
Why is it so important?
Well, if a business doesn't have a road map or guidelines, then they will not be able to chart it's course and know when it's off-track. Business owners have to make important decisions on a daily basis and having a set of core values and principles can help the business owner make the right decision. If a decision doesn't help you accomplish your main goal or objective, then it's probably not going to be the right decision.
Here are the 4 main reasons that I feel a Black business can't survive without a mission statement.
Well, there you have it. That's my opinion on why Black business owners can't afford to not have a mission statement. It's very important and shouldn't be taken lightly. It can make or break your entrepreneurial endeavors.
What's our Mission Statement?
I'm so glad you asked! Our mission statement is as follows:
BlackBusinessList.Com is dedicated to helping minority business people start, maintain, and grow viable businesses.
That mission statement keeps me on track. It helps me make good decisions. I hope and pray that we will be allowed to continue that mission for many year to come.
P.S. Please feel free to give your opinions on this article and share it with your business contacts.
Stephen Wicks, CEO, Founder
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