The Business Model canvas is the go-to format for planning new companies.
Sometimes it's easy for founders to imagine new exciting products, but hard to be clear on everything else: what will the business actually do day-to-day, what specifically will it offer? How will it connect to the outside world, and how will it make money?
Originally created by in 2005 Alexander Osterwalder (and since reproduced and expanded many times), the Business Model Canvas is helps founders fill in these blind spots.
The Business Model Canvas is made of nine "building blocks":
If you're starting a new venture, try running your founding team through a business model exercise
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