2 Suggest appropriate aims and objectives for a small, medium and large business.
Aim for a small business can "Survival", to survive in the market and look for profits. Aim for a medium sized business would be to maximize their profits and growth to expand their current business operations and increase market share. Aims for Large business would be external growth,i.e taking over their competitors in the market. Secondly it would be adding value and quality to their products, and finally providing service to the community in some way, like giving funds to charities and opening up it's branches in development area where development is required. Anonymous
When a sole trader sets up they may have some unstated aims or objectives - for example to survive for the first year. Other businesses may wish to state exactly what they are aiming to do, such as Amazon, the Internet CD and bookseller, who wants to “make history and have fun”. An aim is where the business wants to go in the future, its goals. It is a statement of purpose, e.g. we want to grow the business into Europe. Business objectives are the stated, measurable targets of how to achieve business aims. For instance, we want to achieve sales of €10 million in European markets in 2004. A mission statement sets out the business vision and values that enables employees, managers, customers and even suppliers to understand the underlying basis for the actions of the business. Business Objectives
Objectives give the business a clearly defined target. Plans can then be made to achieve these targets. This can motivate the employees. It also enables the business to measure the progress towards to its stated aims. The most effective business objectives meet the following criteria: S – Specific – objectives are aimed at what the business does, e.g. a hotel might have an objective of filling 60% of its beds a night during October, an objective specific to that business. M - Measurable – the business...
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