On this special episode, Brian dives deep into the art of crafting your business’s mission, vision, and value statements. These principles are the roadmap to success, and Brian gives a blueprint for creating powerful mission, vision, and values statements that shape the foundation of a successful company. This process is a fundamental topic for any budding entrepreneur or business owner.
How to write an effective mission statement
The mission statement is the heart of any business, encapsulating the “why” behind your company’s existence. To be effective, a mission statement must be clear, concise, and informative. It should also encapsulate your business’s identity.
Below are three helpful questions to ask yourself when creating a mission statement:
What is our purpose?
Who do we serve?
What impact do we want to make?
How to write an inspirational vision statement
A good vision statement is aspirational. At its best, the vision statement inspires not just the company’s founder and employees but everyone associated with a business.
Below are two helpful questions to ask yourself when creating a vision statement:
What problem are you solving?
What would your company look like 10 years from now if all your goals were met?
How to write an authentic value statement
Value statements are memorable, actionable, and timeliness principles that guide a company’s decision-making and culture. As the backbone of an organization, value statements are not just words on a page but the core beliefs that the company would be willing to go out of business to defend.
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About Brian and the Mission Driven Business Podcast
Brian Thompson, JD/CFP, is a tax attorney and certified financial planner who specializes in providing comprehensive financial planning to LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs who run mission-driven businesses. The Mission Driven Business podcast was born out of his passion for helping social entrepreneurs create businesses with purpose and profit.
On the podcast, Brian talks with diverse entrepreneurs and the people who support them. Listeners hear stories of experiences, strength, and hope and get practical advice to help them build businesses that might just change the world, too.