Step One: What Is My Business Objective?
Step One: Getting StartedResearch
What do I Want to Sell?
The Next Step
Who Will My Customers Be?
Who Are My Competitors?
Where Should I Locate My Business?
How Do I Finance My Business?
Programs and Incentives for Minority and Women-Owned Small Businesses
The Business Plan
Your Final Decision: Analyzing the Facts
What Is My Business Objective?
A Word About Marketing
Small Business GuideAbout North Carolina
About Small Business Center Network
About NC Community College System
Step One: Getting Started
Step Two: Operating A Business
Step Three: Business Plan
Once you have found answers to your questions and studied your answers, you are ready to set your business objective. Your objective is what you want to achieve. It is a mission statement. For example, if you want to start a house cleaning business, your objective might be to "offer affordable, reliable, high-quality cleaning service to families in (your county, city or town)." From a main objective, you can then decide on short and long term goals for your business, and the strategies you will use to reach them. Setting and reaching these goals will be covered in the Marketing section of the Business Plan you will write.
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Community Programs Coordinator
Director of Small Business and Economic Development Programs