Actionable Plan with the Business Model Canvas (BMC)

Part 2 of SCORE Manasota's "Starting a Business and Ensuring Financial Sustainability" Series

Learn how to use the Business Model Canvas, a tool that allows you to capture the key ingredients of your plan on a single page, using a rigorous, thoughtful process. The Business Model Canvas is a one-page business plan that allows you to test and validate the key parts of your business in a manageable format — and help get you on track to start your business.

The Business Model Canvas (BMC) Applies to:

  1. A New Business
  2. Evaluating and Improving an Existing Business
  3. Completing "Due Diligence" for Buying and Existing Business
  4. Assessing Your Existing Business before Offering it For Sale
  5. For-Profit and Non-Profit

View and download the presentation PDF here.

View and download the Business Model Canvas here.


If you missed Part 1 of the series, you can view the recording here: Starting A Business in FL | SCORE.


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Presenter: Douglas Barber

Douglas Barber has been a SCORE mentor and educator since 2009. He began his career as a builder of single- family residential homes in Western New York, where he developed several rural subdivisions with 5-plus-acre lots. His teaching career began at Alfred State College, SUNY in Construction Management and continued in higher education. Barber has 17 years of classroom teaching and 14 years in college administration. He currently is involved in real estate in Belize.

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