If you had asked me a week ago, what’s a lean canvas, I might have mistakenly said it’s a cool piece of art? Well, art is kinda close, in that we are looking at ways to plot and plan our enterprise direction without the cumbersome nature of a 500 page business plan which is indeed a true art form.
The tool of using a lean canvas enables us to utilise a one pager that can plot out the most important parts of a business idea. To test whether the idea can work and what key resources are needed to make it fly.
Here are some of the tools Michael refers to, to get a clear sense of how the tool works and the way it can work in social enterprises/business development.
This is Lean Canvas explained in less than two minutes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QoAOzMTLP5s