Here’s a visual thinking approach to checking the logic and clarity of your organisations business model:

1. Print off a copy (as big as possible) of @AlexOsterwalders Business Model Canvas from the Business Model Generation website. This will give you a great framework in which to visualise your thinking about your business model.

bm canvas

2. Use minimal words and lots of pictures to complete the canvas in a maximum of 5 minutes.

3. Now ask yourself the following questions:

  • Did I manage to draw my business model in 5 minutes?
    • If not, why not? Is it too complex and/or does your business model lack clarity?
  • Now I’ve drawn my business model, can I see anything I’d like to change about it?
    • Could anything be done more efficiently?
    • Could anything be done by a third party more effectively?
    • Are there any opportunities I’m missing with my current business model?
  • Would other people be able to understand my business model using only this sketch?
    • If not, why not? Is it too complex and/or does your business model lack clarity?

Visit www.crackerjackvisualthinking.com and www.crackerjackbizstartup.com to learn more about how visual thinking can be used to help you think differently about your business.

One thought on “Can you sketch your organisations business model in 5 minutes? #businessmodel #businessmodelcanvas

  1. friend! I’m so happy to see this. I recently started a series called Becoming My Own Boss, which talks about my process of starting a side business. I’ll check out the resource you mention! I’ve been getting lots of help from a site called Fizzle.co, which has online courses for people starting small businesses. Are you asking for contributions to a link party? If so, I’d do it in a heartbeat.

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