Having a plan for business growth is essential. Creating a strategic plan of action can help make goals that much easier to attain.

Below, I've written 5 steps to take for planning your business growth. Although, business planning is an ongoing objective; these are just my personal 5 tips. Please feel free to use them in your own business planning or if you'd like to add to these goals, please feel free to include them in your comments.

1. Write plans/goals down
- Don't just think it, ink it as well. Goals are often lost in the shuffle unless you write them down.

2. Think in terms of the big picture
- What do you see in the foreseeable future for your business? What special things do you want for your business to succeed? Refer to your business plan and check if you've accomplished what was written. Continue to add goals to your business plan as your business grows.

3. Align your goals with your values
- Don't sacrifice your values for a goal that isn't worth it. Ask yourself "Are my goals within reach without damaging my core values?" "Who do I need to become to achieve this without sacrificing XYZ?" Keep within the realm of who you truly are.

4. Focus on positive goals
- Stay positive throughout your business planning. Grow your business by focusing on what you want versus what you can't have. Say to yourself "I have a positive outlook on XXX for my business; versus "I can't do XXX for my business." If you are an expert in your field and have the skills to make it happen; do it. Don't judge your abilities.

5. Stick to your own goals
- The goals of someone else isn't yours. If you are influenced by the expectation of the goals of others, then you're not reaching from within your own heart to find your passion. Your goals should be unique because your business is unique; your goals should come from your own spirit.

Access your greatest potential with the above "5 Simple Goals for Business Planning."

Best of luck in your business endeavors!

Author's Bio: 

Sonia Colon is writer/publisher of My Fashion E-Mall Blog & The Biz Buzz of a Latina Mom Blog. For additional powerful business articles and Internet marketing tips for maintaining a lucrative business visit her sites today!