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The Mission Model Canvas – An Adapted Business Model Canvas for Mission-Driven Organizations

Steve Blank

In other words, how can we adapt the Business Model Canvas when the metrics of success for an organization is not revenue? —-.

6 Keys To Proving A Viable Startup Business Model

Startup Professionals Musings

How do you convince investors that your business model will really work, before you have a revenue stream that exceeds your expenses?

Solving the "marketplace" business model

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

If there's a business plan less likely to succeed than a restaurant , this has to be it. Maybe it's the "go big or go home" mentality?

A Valid Business Model Requires Real Customer Sales


The real milestone, proving the business model, is that first product sold for full price to a total stranger, leaving him happy.

Who Dares Wins – The 2nd Annual International Business Model Competition

Steve Blank

The Business Plan  ?- a roadmap for execution. They kept insisting startups write business plans as the price of entry to venture funding.

10 Top Business Models for New Ventures Today

Startup Professionals Musings

The implications of the decision you make are huge, defining your brand image, your funding requirements, and your long-term business viability.

Combine Creative Products with a New Business Model

Startup Professionals Musings

Within the startup realm, there is a big difference between having an innovative product versus an innovative business. Celebrate ideas.

It Takes a Customer Sale to Prove a Business Model

Startup Professionals Musings

The real milestone, proving the business model, is that first product sold for full price to a total stranger, leaving him happy.

The 47th (-46) International Business Model Competition

Steve Blank

The most visible step was the first  International Business Model Competition , hosted by the BYU Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.

Ten Questions to Ensure a Viable Business Model

Startup Professionals Musings

support her assertion that a business model consists of at least the first seven of the following ten basic elements: Value proposition.

Business Modeling is Process, not an Event

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Developing a sound business model is key to the successful launch of a business. But you should never assume the business modeling is finished once the business begins to grow. Keeping a business model current is critical for long-term success. All businesses experience changes over time.

The Far Reaching Implications of The Social Business Model

Duct Tape Marketing

My belief is that the real opportunity is to build a fully social business model, one that addresses the total picture of social behavior.

Creating Startup Success – Customer Development + Business Model Design

Steve Blank

In previous posts I’ve talked about what the combination of Business Model Design, Customer Development and Agile Methodologies mean to startups and intrapreneurs in large companies; it’s the beginning of entrepreneurship as a science with its own rules and methodologies. link]. She posted her notes from the talk here.) link].

Investors Reject Plans With No Clear Business Model

Startup Professionals Musings

For survival, the objective of every business should be to bring in revenues which exceed their costs. eCommerce model. Shopkeeper model.

Business Model Analysis, Part 1: Key Questions

Platforms and Networks

Business model analysis is central to the lean startup approach developed by Eric Ries , Steve Blank , and others. business models

6 ways to monetize a user-based business model

The Next Web

How do you monetize a unique business model based on users rather than selling an actual product? – Shane Snow , Contently.

A business model for every startup

Start Up Blog

Here’s a simple business model which should be built into every startup. Click here if on mobile to add now. .

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps – Class 2: The Business Model Canvas

Steve Blank

The Lean LaunchPad class for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps is a new model of teaching startup entrepreneurship. etc.).

Smart Entrepreneurs Don’t Need Disruptive Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Many of the major business successes started this way. Disruptive technologies are random and their success is unpredictable.

A new way to develop and present your business model

Up and Running

Here at Palo Alto Software , we’ve added a major new feature to our business planning app , LivePlan, that I think you’re going to love.

No Plan Survives First Contact With Customers – Business Plans versus Business Models

Steve Blank

thought his technology was was potentially a killer app. I put down my coffee and listened. We even entered it in the business plan competition.

Reddit's Co-founder on Adapting Your Business Model

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Get a jump on adapting to new technologies by building them yourself

Microservices Essentials for Executives: The Key to High Velocity Software Development

For Entrepreneurs

“Software is eating the world” – Marc Andreesen Companies thriving in the new world order have technology as a core competency. Building for Success Business Model Startup HelpThey build complex cloud applications. They constantly bring new capabilities and features to the market. How do they.

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Born Global or Die Local – Building a Regional Startup Playbook

Steve Blank

Not all start ups want to go in that direction – some will opt instead to become a small business. ———-. entrants.)

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Don't Be Afraid to Ditch Your Business Model

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When your original business plan goes awry (and it will.) So much for our brilliant revenue model! embrace change. auto sites on the web.

Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?

Steve Blank

Corporate business development and strategic partner executives are flocking to Silicon Valley to find these five types of innovation. So what?

Governments and Business Model Innovation

deal architect

In my new book, I have a whole chapter on business model innovation facilitated by technology. The DOJ is suing Apple and several book publishers over e-Book pricing. In a word, I am ambivalent. Here is an extract: It was. Industry Commentary

When Hell Froze Over – in the Harvard Business Review

Steve Blank

In my 21 years as an entrepreneur, I would come up for air once a month to religiously read the Harvard Business Review. ” Groucho Marx.

How Do You Select A Revenue Model For Your Startup?

Startup Professionals Musings

The implications of the decision you make are huge, defining your brand image, your funding requirements, and your long-term business viability.

Sustainable business models the driving force in Oslo's Social Entrepreneurship scene


To me it's meant people who mean well, but I also associate it with misguided business models (as if other entrepreneurs have it all figured out).

Business Model Analysis, Part 2: Platforms and Network Effects

Platforms and Networks

This post is part of a series on business model analysis for entrepreneurs. The first post in the series presents a comprehensive list of issues entrepreneurs should consider when designing a business model. Platform business models can be extraordinarily complex, and design mistakes are common.

I’m on the Air – On Sirius XM Channel 111

Steve Blank

Alex Osterwalder – Business Models. And if the past is prologue I guarantee you that this will be radio worth listening to.

The Helsinki Spring

Steve Blank

—— I was invited to Finland as part of Stanford’s Engineering Technology Venture Program partnership with Aalto University.

How This Entrepreneur Is Revolutionizing Customer Service In An Old Age Business Model

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Your main USP doesn't need to only be technology

Alex Osterwalder on Business Model Innovation at Business of Software 2011.

Business of Software Blog

Alex Osterwalder, author of Business Model Generation, entrepreneur and man on a mission to make Business Models sexy and interesting had a tough act to follow last year. That was followed by Jason Cohen’s discussion about Honesty in Business. Building Competitive Advantage through Business Model Thinking.

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Digital Franchises: New Spin on an Old Business Model

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Brick-and-mortar businesses using franchising to scale. Why shouldn't websites? The founder of OrderUp explains how it's done.

Blowing up the Business Plan at U.C. Berkeley Haas Business School

Steve Blank

Berkeley Haas Business School is a leader in entrepreneurship education. It has replaced how to write a business plan with hands-on Lean Startup methods. Berkeley in 2010 to run the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship in the Haas School of Business we were teaching entrepreneurship the same way as when I was a student back in 1995.

Industry Change May Mean Forgetting Old Business Models

The Entrepreneurial Mind

The disruption that has occurred is due to the Internet and other technological breakthroughs, fundamental changes in customer behavior and a chronic recession. Being a successful entrepreneur in the emerging new music industry will require a willingness to forget the old business models. So what has changed?

Why Big Companies Can’t Innovate

Steve Blank

My friend Ron Ashkenas  interviewed me for his blog on the Harvard Business Review. Ron is a managing partner of  Schaffer Consulting , and is currently serving as an Executive-in-Residence at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Big Companies versus Startups: Durant versus Sloan Business Model versus Business Plan

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Designing a Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – A Qualcomm Case Study (part 1 of 2)

Steve Blank

The ideas were to be implemented by existing business or R&D units – i.e., no need to create new permanent infrastructures for innovation.