Business Model Generation

September 26, 2011 at 10:24 am Leave a comment

My friend Bernd Nurnberger sent this business model tool/bookand it was like a light turned on for me.

Start here

I’ve been thinking a lot about how CCBL should work and what we are trying to accomplish. The Business Model Canvas tool guided me through thinking about each aspect of our business model.  Very powerful stuff!

Each section revealed clues to how to think about and improve what we do.  This kind of work is the heavy lifting, thrashing, deep thinking part that every other part builds upon.  We needed (and got) absolute clarity about who we work best with, what we offer and how; how we make money, deliver our service and what we need to do that.  From that knowledge we are designing processes for attracting those business owners and for delivering the best service we can.

If you are wondering how to improve your business and how it works – start here.

If you are interested in working through this join us in the online Business Owners Success Club. It’s a closed group so you have to message me for an invite (we are offering free memberships for the first 100).


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The Three Success Factors

I have worked closely with 100’s of business owners and I have seen too many struggle. I have seen what works and what doesn't.

It takes 3 things to succeed:
1. Hard work - and I know you do that already.
2. Knowledge - domain knowledge: you've got that and continue to learn; and business knowledge: this is where everyone focuses and it's easy to find
3. Mindset - This is the killer app. This is what makes or breaks small business owners.

We work on Mindset here at the Business Owners Success Club: how you think about yourself and your business.

When you focus on a business that gives you what you need to live a Good Life and gives others what they need to solve a problem, everything else falls into place and you have a successful business.

Using that as a framework we work on one aspect of business every month. February is "Your Place in Your Community" month.

In March we will open the doors to our online community. Stay Tuned.

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