For the first few years in business, it is okay to figure out the ropes of how to maintain clients, how to keep a steady cash flow, and learning how to manage employees. But after some time, your goal should shift toward growth and stability. The best way to attack this, is to have a strategic plan; something that aligns your team with your mission and vision. While it may take anywhere from a few weeks to a few years, having a successful strategic plan will help guide your business to goals that may have previously been unreachable. This article provides 5 simple steps to get you started, along with online tools to keep you organized through the process.