Yesterday’s post on The 9 Building Blocks of a Business Model prompted a comment by Denis Baranov recommending The Startup Toolkit. I was first shown The Startup Toolkit and their Business Model Canvas a couple months ago at the TiE VISTA Conference by one of the attendees. The Business Model Canvas is the 9 building blocks of a business model broken out into a one page view facilitated by a point-and-click webapp.
I’m a fan of frameworks to think through and plan different strategies. Two popular one include the One Page Strategic Plan from Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and Porter’s Five Forces Framework for Analysis. There’s no silver bullet for thinking through strategy but these two combined with the Business Model Canvas provide a good starting point for different purposes.
What else? What do you think of the Business Model Canvas and what are your favorite strategy frameworks?