4: The Business Model Canvas

In this video Annette Naudin, senior lecturer in media and cultural entrepreneurship at BCU, introduces the Business Model Canvas and explains how you might use this to evaluate your current business operation, or to map out an idea for a new product, service or tool.

Underneath the video is a blank version of the Business Model Canvas document for you to print off and complete. You can complete as many of these as you wish. It may be an idea to complete one for your existing business, and another to explore any new ideas you have.

    EXERCISE:

Download and complete the blank Business Model Canvas form below. Complete one, or more, and add your observations to the comments below. What did you discover about your business relationships? Are there gaps in your current activities that could be bridged by new or existing partnerships?

Download the blank Business Model Canvas document (PDF).