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How to Write a Great Mission Statement Your mission statement can be as important to your success as your business plan.

By Nina Zipkin

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A mission statement communicates your company's goal's and tells your customers what you're all about. When writing a mission statement, think about what makes your business extraordinary.

Before sitting down to write, you should know who your customers are and what you can do for them, what factors contribute to the pricing and value of your services and what roles you and your colleagues play in the company.

Related: Go Beyond the Mission Statement to Revitalize Workplace Creativity

What sets you apart from your competitors? Anyone looking at your mission statement will want to know your strengths and how you offset their weaknesses. Ultimately the statement should give a sense of your vision and motivation for going into business in the first place.

Finally, set yourself a hard deadline and get feedback from a trusted source.

For more on writing the perfect mission statement for your startup, watch the video above.

Related: There Is No Magic Formula for Small-Business Success -- Only This

Nina Zipkin

Entrepreneur Staff

Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture.

Nina Zipkin is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com. She frequently covers leadership, media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.

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