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Micro-Business Quick Tips #6 - The Business Model Canvas Playground for Free

This is the third article out of a series how to bootstrap your company to sell a first product.
  1. First article introduces “Visualizing your Business Model with Canvas
  2. Second article will cover “Using Product Canvas to create and define new Products
  3. Third article introduces “The Business Model Canvas Playground for Free

In the last two quick tips we introduced the Business Model and Product definition approach with the help of Canvas. Both approaches are relying on Canvas in order to visualize and explain the Business Model of your company, as well as to shape out a Product with a great user experience and the right features.

Both approaches are suited for a physical approach (by using a Flipboard and stickers), as well as an electric one, where you define the Canvas content on a computer.

An amazing offering is available from bmfiddle.com, the so-called „Free Business Model Canvas Playground“. It’s a free and easy way to capture and develop your ideas.

It’s a zero instal HTML5 minimalist web app which works everywhere, it provides sharing and collaboration features and many more.

It supports various Canvas based modeling approaches, amongst others the two discussed one:

  • Business Model Canvas from Alex Osterwalder
  • Product Canvas from Roman Pichler

You can find a tool tour here, as well as Business Model Canvas Sample of Skype out of Alex Osterwalder book here.

The tool is straightforward to use and it show the power of a well designed HTML 5 app. I used it to sketch out the my first product the Cloudburo Curation Platform. It took me less than half an hour to get the first draft assembled together ( https://bmfiddle.com/f/#/dHQH2).

A powerful tool which structures your ideas and thinking around bootstrapping a company or product.


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