Another way to organize these goals and thoughts is to create a mind map. These maps are done on the computer and can be organized a bit more neatly than just writing on notebook paper.

Mind maps generally start with your long-term goal in the center of the paper with your medium goals and short-term goals emanating outward. Free Mind and Mind Meister are free mind map programs but there are also paid versions, such as iMindMap and MindJet. Each program has their own features and differences so research carefully to find a program that suits your business needs.

Excerpted from:

Starting A Business 1-2-3
The premier step-by-step interactive training system
for starting your business with confidence and clarity

Module 1: Research and Development