Like everyone else, you start a business with one ultimate goal – to succeed. To be able to realize your goal it is important that you know where you are right now relative to that goal.
You can do this by creating a clear business vision that will help you evaluate every now and then whether you are progressing towards the realization of your goal. If you see that you’ve still got a long way to go, then you work a bit more. Basically, having a vision can help motivate you to go on and move forward.
Setting a Clear Vision of Your Business
If you have something to strive for, a clear vision mind, you and your team will be more energized and focused for the journey. Those mundane daily tasks will be more meaningful and exciting knowing that they are part of something bigger.
The vision that you create should not only help you succeed, it should also fit the core values of your company. It’s never good to have a business vision that is conflicting with the core values of your organization. This will get you nowhere.
Realizing the Vision
Having a vision alone will not get you anywhere. To be able to realize that vision you need to start making solid actions. Every decision and action you make everyday will ultimately impact the realization of your vision.
Focusing on the Key Areas of Your Business
To be able to bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be, you need to focus on key areas of your business. Below are just some of the aspects that need your attention:
Focusing on Your Customers
Your vision should not only focus on the betterment of your company or organization, it must also improve, either directly or indirectly, the lives of your customers. However, before you can provide a useful product or service, you need to get to know your customers.
Connect and engage with them by providing them with helpful or interesting information. Listen to them. Find out what they want, what they don’t want and then start tailoring your products or service according to what you have observed.
Whether you’re a startup businesswoman or one that’s been in business for years, you must make sure that you have a clear business vision in line with the core values of your company. The vision will help you achieve your ultimate business goal.
Over to you..
Are you a startup business owner? Do you already have a vision for your organization? How is it helping you achieve your goals? If you’d like to share your thoughts and opinions with the MACsWomen community, please do so by commenting below.
Hi! I'm Michelle Christie your online marketing coach, helping busy and overwhelmed business women maximize and monetize their business through proper planning and brand positioning to create profits.
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