Why business planning is difficult?

There are so many issues to consider and not enough time

  • Lack of Time

    Business plan templates take too long to write particularly at an early stage in the business when we don't actually know how the business works

  • Difficult to explain

    How the business makes money and why it will be successful can be difficult to explain to customers, employees and other stakeholders.

  • Knowing where to start

    I know that the Business Model Canvas is a great tool but I am not familiar with how to complete each of the blocks correctly and how to pull it all together

Business Planning Tools

Value Proposition Canvas along with Business Model Canvas

Use the Value Proposition Canvas to help complete the first two blocks of the Business Model Canvas
Business Planning Tools

The solution - Complete a Business Model Canvas Workshop

To map out your business model and identify key planning issues

  • One Page BMC

    Nine building blocks of the Business Model Canvas provide clarity and structure to your business model. It also make sharing and updating easy.

  • 75 minutes of video

    Each of the 9 components of the Business Model Canvas is fully explained with instructions of what each block is for with examples cited of Irish startups.

  • 1:2:1 Option

    Option to get individual feedback on your Business Model Canvas - additional cost applies - includes Zoom call and email feedback

Delivered by

Business Planning & Startup Specialist

  • Donnchadh Hughes

    Donnchadh Hughes

    Business Advisor, Mentor & Trainer

    Donncha has over 10 years direct consultancy experience working with startups and microenterprise in Ireland. He is an expert in Business Model Canvas, Marketing, Self Employment in Ireland, Financial Projections and Business Plan and Tender Preparation.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Module 1 - Introduction
  • 2
    The 9 Building Blocks of your Business Model Canvas
    • Module 2 - The Value Proposition Canvas
    • Module 3 - Customer Relationships, Channels and Revenue Streams
    • Module 4 - Blocks 6 to 9
    • Module 5 - Business Model Patterns
    • Do you know the Business Model Canvas
  • 3
    Next Steps...
    • Congrats! Here's what's next...
    • Before you go... 4 question survey
    • Bonus Content - The Startup Business Planning Jigsaw

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  • Super Helpful

    By Caroline Birch

    I met Donncha prior to purchasing the course and am absolutely thrilled I did so. Working with the videos in tandem to filling out the CSF application was incredibly helpful. The application itself doesn't seem to complicated until you start reali...

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    I met Donncha prior to purchasing the course and am absolutely thrilled I did so. Working with the videos in tandem to filling out the CSF application was incredibly helpful. The application itself doesn't seem to complicated until you start realising the word count on each section makes it incredibly difficult to say everything you need to say. The course helped with this - making sure the application contained everything required to get the attention of those who would be reviewing. Would definitely recommend this course to anyone looking for help in applying for CSF.

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  • Watch before you start

    By Neil Dollochin

    excellent advice on delivering a focused pitch (UK based startup)

    excellent advice on delivering a focused pitch (UK based startup)

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  • New Frontiers Phase 2 - Useful Course

    By Bernard Joyce

    Very useful course and very specific to the needs of people on the New Frontiers Programme. Would be useful to see an invitation to a short 1:1 session with trainer

    Very useful course and very specific to the needs of people on the New Frontiers Programme. Would be useful to see an invitation to a short 1:1 session with trainer

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