Our Strategic Visualization Canvas combines elements of Alexander Osterwalder's Business Model Canvas, it's offshoot - Ash Maurya's Lean Canvas, and Guy Kawasaki's list of important topics found in his book, Art of the Start. It is designed to be a one-page, visual, planning framework. Print a copy that is about four times as large as the download, and use sticky notes to keep track of your thoughts and ideas in different areas.
We use the canvas in the very early stages of discussing and clarifying a business owners idea(s) for starting or expanding a business.
Strategic Visualization Summary (template)
This template is designed to help a business owner create their first complete written summary of their business idea and then to provide a framework in which to combine additional information that they collect as they move through the process of developing their idea into plans, and then executing the plans.
Why do this? Writing things down is important, it: · helps you to communicate your vision and ideas with clarity, · helps you to identify areas where you have questions that need to be answered, · makes you focus on the complete business - not just your product or service idea, and · makes you look at the feasibility of this idea/direction. This document can be used with potential partners, suppliers, employees, advisors and seed-round investors.