Can you sketch your organisations business model in 5 minutes? #businessmodel #businessmodelcanvas

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. 2. Use minimalContinue reading “Can you sketch your organisations business model in 5 minutes? #businessmodel #businessmodelcanvas”

For the latest news and ideas on #visualthinking read the new ‘Crackerjack Visual Thinking Daily’

For ideas and inspiration about all things Visual Thinking, subscribe to the new free Crackerjack Visual Thinking Daily. To receive a daily alert when the Crackerjack Visual Thinking Daily is published, and for other updates from Crackerjack, follow us on Twitter at @JohnAshtonCPD.

A pen and paper – one of the most powerful business and thinking tools available… #visualthinking

Crackerjack Visual Thinking believes that the combination of a pen and a piece of paper is one of the most powerful business and thinking tools available. The visual thinking approach is fundamentally based on using these simple tools (or their iPad style equivalents!) to create visual images that communicate ideas, facilitate discussion, engage thinking and provide aContinue reading “A pen and paper – one of the most powerful business and thinking tools available… #visualthinking”

Crackerjack now has visual thinking AND business startup websites!

Crackerjack now has two websites! http://www.crackerjackvisualthinking.com provides you information about all of our visual thinking services including graphic recording and info graphics. http://www.crackerjackbizstartup.com aims to help you organise, visualise and develop your thinking about your new (or existing!) business by providing easy to use and engaging business development tools aimed primarily at entrepreneurs and newContinue reading “Crackerjack now has visual thinking AND business startup websites!”

FREE ‘Take 5 minutes to think about your achievements since you set up your business’ visual coaching template

Why not use our free visual business coaching template below to think about what you’ve achieved since setting up your business. Click on the image to open the template and then print it out. Important note: Draw, sketch, doodle and scribble your answers to the questions on the template wherever possible as this will help you think moreContinue reading “FREE ‘Take 5 minutes to think about your achievements since you set up your business’ visual coaching template”

The average lifespan of a company is decreasing

The average lifespan of a company is decreasing. New lifestyles and technologies mean that companies need to constantly innovate and change. Reviewing your business and learning from its successes (and failures!) is therefore vital. The ‘Recharge Pack‘ has been designed provide you with an opportunity to do this using the power of coaching and the clarity of visual thinking. The Recharge PackContinue reading “The average lifespan of a company is decreasing”

How not to be one of the 75% of business start-ups that fail

Over 75% of business start-ups fail within three years of launch. In the majority of cases, start-ups fail because the business owners do not have: A clear vision of what success will look like for their business and themselves. A fully thought through business model that is both sustainable and scalable. A unique customer experience that differentiates their business from theContinue reading “How not to be one of the 75% of business start-ups that fail”

Small business owners – do you give yourself time to think about your business?

Small business owners out there – do you give yourself time to think about your business and where it’s going? Do you create the opportunity to step back and think about your business model, your customer experience and how you engage with your people? Do you get other business owners feedback about your business? IfContinue reading “Small business owners – do you give yourself time to think about your business?”

Checking and challenging your business model

The importance of ensuring that your business model (whether new or existing) maximises the performance of your organisation can not be underestimated. Regularly checking and challenging your business model is an essential key organisational health-check tool. Learn more… #BusinessModel