The problem with Startups

Too early to write a business plan but i need to plan my business

  • To explain the business

    So much going on and to think about that it is difficult to describe the business model and what i want to achieve

  • High failure rates

    Startups absorb a lot of time and money and can be seen as risky but they also offer huge potential

  • Will this be successful?

    How do you know that the business model will work before you start. How can the odds of success be raised?

Business Planning Tools

Lean(er) Canvas

Use this Lean and Lean(er) Canvas to explain your business idea and identify priorities for testing and validation
Business Planning Tools

The solution - Complete a Lean Canvas Workshop

To map out your business concept and plan your startup journey

  • One Page Canvas

    Nine building blocks of the Lean Canvas provide clarity and structure to your business idea. It also make sharing your business concept easy -

  • 1 hour of video

    Each of the 9 components of the Lean 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 lean canvas - additional cost applies - includes Zoom call and email feedback

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Module 1 - Introduction
    • Programme Introduction - Download the Editable pdf of Lean Canvas
  • 2
    The 9 Building Blocks of your Lean Canvas
    • Module 2 - The Lean(er) Canvas : Customer Segment & Problem
    • Module 3 - Value Proposition, Solution and Channels
    • Module 4 - Revenue & Costs
    • Module 5- Key Metrics & Unfair Advantage
    • Do you know the Lean Canvas
  • 3
    Next Steps...
    • Module 6 - Next steps
    • Before you go... 4 question survey
  • 4
    Bonus Videos - Fireside Zooms
    • Interview over Zoom with Karl Bonner, FishDish
    • Zoom interview with Sean Mc Garry, Showergem
    • Glenda Hahn of Hygiene Audits talks to Donncha
    • Fireside Zoom with Shauna of Style Search.ie
    • The Startup Business Planning Jigsaw

Delivered by

Business Strategy & 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.

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  • A superb source of info for the CSF application.

    By Glenda Hahn

    July 2019 - this course was brilliant. It focused on all the areas that needed clarification and helped me immensely in applying for the female entrepreneurship call. Don’t hesitate to do this!

    July 2019 - this course was brilliant. It focused on all the areas that needed clarification and helped me immensely in applying for the female entrepreneurship call. Don’t hesitate to do this!

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  • Excellent Pitching course

    By Dan King

    A short and very beneficial course. All content clear and easy to get a grasp of.

    A short and very beneficial course. All content clear and easy to get a grasp of.

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  • Writing your Business Plan is an Excellent Course

    By Ailish Irvine

    February 2020 -. As someone who has completed many online courses, I want to say how much I really enjoyed the course. This is a wonderful and practical overview of the whole process of writing a business plan. Very easy to understand and broken ...

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    February 2020 -. As someone who has completed many online courses, I want to say how much I really enjoyed the course. This is a wonderful and practical overview of the whole process of writing a business plan. Very easy to understand and broken down in manageable modules. I would say that it teaches business planning and more. I'm now excited about doing the financial projections one, (Something I never thought I would say).

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