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Business Before Breakfast: Creating A Business Plan

Many people are overwhelmed with the idea of creating a business plan. Especially the kind that require a business and law degree, not to mention having an accountant in your back pocket. Try creating a business canvas model. It is simple, to the point, and makes you think about your business from a global perspective, instead of a task driven one.

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Business Canvas Model From LucidCharts

This image above is what it traditionally looks like. I really helps you answer questions that you may not have been thinking about before. The questions are simple, but require some deep thought and energy to execute.

Try answering these questions to create your own Business Canvas Model.

KEY PARTNERS

Who do we need to work with in order to produce and deliver our solution?

KEY ACTIVITIES

What do we need to do (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually) to produce, market and deliver our solutions?

KEY RESOURCES

What do we need to have in order to produce, market and deliver our solutions?

VALUE PROPOSITION

What problem do we solve in our own special way and how do we solve it.

CUSTOMER RELATIONS

How do we talk to out market about our solutions and how do we get more customers?

CHANNELS

How do we deliver our solution and where will our customers find our solution?

MARKET & CUSTOMER SEGMENTS

Who needs our solution? Who needs it right now? Who will eventually need it?

COST STRUCTURE

How much will our key activities, resources and partners cost us?

REVENUE STREAMS & PRICING MODEL

How much will we charge and how will we get paid for the solution we provide?

Take your time and answer each question with your goals in mind. If you know you want to move out of your mother’s basement, make sure your pricing model is a reflection of that.

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I love cultivating roadmaps to success in strategic planning, specializing in Lean Six Sigma methodologies for project management and creating digital brands while managing social media accounts. If given the option, I would travel the world and work only from my laptop.

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