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Canvas ... Lean

"Lean Startups" are in vogue right now ... gotta be better than a "Fat Startup", right? Jim's 2 cents ... I prefer a "Right Startup" ... just the right ingredients, resources, team, et al. Of course, waste not want not. But keep in mind that "under-resourced" ventures are high on the list of ventures most likely to fail. Do a good job of determining what you do and don't need to get your venture launched and stable!

This lean startup canvas (as well as the original business model canvas, and other tagalongs) are basically checklists ... a list of 9 items key to a successful startup. But they are only 9 out of literally hundreds of variables that come into play! I am insanely jealous of the original authors that thought of putting a checklist into a nice graphical form (the canvas)! Instantly recognized for what it is by lots of folks in the entrepreneurship and innovation communities.

Business Model Canvas ...

Here’s a version of the very popular Business Model Canvas. Remember, it’s a “canvas" … use it as a tool to build your business model by applying some "paint" with elbow grease! Then use it as a tool to “display" your “work of art" ...


Here’s a version of the canvas that applies to Google ...



Here the Business Model “Canvas" is being used as a communications tool, integrated into their business plan ...


Business Model Canvas Design Template


Business Model Canvas: a strategic management template for developing new or documenting existing business models.

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