Basics of the Lean Business Model Canvas

The Lean Business model Canvas is a 1-page business plan template that helps you deconstruct and build from there.

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About the Course

When launching a new business, founders should start by gathering the hypotheses of the business model into a document known as a Lean Canvas. The Lean Business model Canvas is a 1-page business plan template that helps you deconstruct and build from there. The lean canvas is a part of lean startup philosophy that aims to enable you to discover something that has greater odds of success through systemic de-risking your business model from an idea stage.

This course will introduce you to the basics of the lean canvas. The objective is two fold - to get you acquainted with the lean startup way of doing things and to get you to create a lean business model canvas for your business idea.


Who could (or should) bother about lean canvas?  

The Lean Canvas is a Business Model Canvas adapted for startups at the very early stage of their lifecycle. It provides founders with a first opportunity to document the business model of their future startup, which will then be constantly evolving. It is useful for everyone involving in bringing the new product or service to market, i.e. business owners, potential investors, and partners.

Why do you need a lean canvas?

The lean canvas is a business model canvas adapted for startups at the very early stage of their lifecycle. It provides founders with a first opportunity to document their idea into a one-page format. It is useful for everyone involving in bringing the new product or service to market, i.e. business owners, potential investors, and partners.

What’s to come

Over the ten lessons, you’ll learn how to create the lean business model canvas for your very own start-up idea and have it set for de-risking of your business model. There are 10 text-based lessons to cover all the concepts and tools. Each lesson would take 5 to 10 minutes of your reading time, plus some processing; to take the learning further.

With the course - absolutely free of cost, you also get an absolutely free of cost - coaching opportunity to clear your thoughts.

Why this course?

There is an ample amount of information, articles etc. freely available on this subject. They, why this course?

In past, when I worked with startup founders on the stage when they were creating their first canvas, I used to refer them to different information available on the subject. But invariably, there had been some hiccups and I ended up evolving a way of administrating the lean canvas learning to the absolute first-timers in a way that seemed worked.

This course is the outcome of those sets of series of instructions that went back and forth between me and startup founders previously.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for the absolutely first-timers to the concept of lean startups and lean business model canvas. The whole idea behind this course is to hand-hold the founders who are newbies to lean canvas, in order to get the things out there in an efficient way.

Even, for the founders who are familiar with the lean canvas or who have used the lean canvas before, there could be some value in terms of one-on-one coaching on the subject in the context of their business.




Intended Audience: Wannabe entrepreneurs, First time entrepreneurs, Startup founders who just took a plunge, Student entrepreneurs, Homepreneurs, Professionals looking for side hustle projects

Course Curriculum

Introduction to the course
Startup building process
Business plan vs. business model
Creating Lean business model canvas – segments, pain point
Creating Lean business model canvas – value proposition
Creating Lean business model canvas – solution, channels
Creating Lean business model canvas – revenue & costs
Creating Lean business model canvas – metrics, unfair advantage
Creating your first lean canvas
Using lean business model canvas
author

Shashank Rajurkar

Instructor

Presently, I am involved in entrepreneurship training, mentoring and startup consulting.

My prior work involved a stint in an early venture fund and launching and building two businesses.

My current focus area is - early stage starups, early traction, lean business model, value proposition, product-market fit, minimum viable product (MVP), strategy, growth, lean business model validation process and more.

In recent time, I have worked with developers and makers working on side-project, solopreneurs and early stage founders with small teams, to bring in ideal customers for the startup projects. This covers all kinds of new businesses in search of product market fit - B2C or B2B; entirely online or partly online; from any geography. The startup projects that I have worked are a diverse stage of product development - from a stage when you just have an idea to a stage where you have a landing page or an MVP or some functional product ready.

My core strength is about experimenting and an efficient way of building early traction by focusing on "ideal" users.

Reviews

There is no success without pain

Neerav Raijin , 11 months ago

Indeed, i totally agree with the fact that pain is the catalyst to improve and innovate and business is all about these two factors !! GREAT WORK INDEED !

To do list for a thriving business

ALEX RUDD , 11 months ago

I found the content very interesting, i appreciated the relation between having a successful business and the way the thing should be done in order to achieve this goal . KEEP IT UP !

What you should do in business

Simon , 11 months ago

This course helped me so much in my academic studies , high five to the instructor. this course was among the best courses i have seen so far in this platform.

The key to success

Lucian fondi , 11 months ago

Enrolling in this course was the best thing i have done to get exquisite startup ideas. It's rich of interseting and innovative ideas, and the way to explain them are simple for everybody to grasp. I highly recommand this course.

Lean business model canvas

Phelia Agatha , 11 months ago

Very interesting topic and a very good instructor . thumbs up for you , it was very interesting and i hope you have more content to offer in other business subjects .