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Better business models: strategy and structure
October 13, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pollinators and Williams and Hughes have opened up this session of our Catalyst program for those wanting to work on the structure and strategy of their organisation or venture.
This workshop will be relevant to for-profit, non-profit or startup entrepreneurs who:
- Have a new venture, social enterprise or project,
- Need to innovate their strategy or structure to stay ahead of the game,
- See potential to create new value for new markets.
Then join us and invest a few hours with experts and be introduced to a creative and effective toolkit to design a ‘better business model’. Guest presenters include:
- Jonathan Haeusler, Principal and Lawyer and Williams and Hughes,
- Andrew Outhwaite, experienced strategist, consultant and Executive Officer of Pollinators Inc,
- Jo Blayney, strategy consultant, coach with Insightful Consulting, and facilitator of Startup Weekend and Catalyst.
Outcomes from this workshop and training session will include:
- Understanding of the alternative operational and legal structures to start or grow your venture,
- Introduction to the Business Model Canvas, Empathy Map and tools for rapid idea-generation and prototyping,
- Hands-on practical work to identify new ways to create value for your clients, customers, or community,
- Coaching and advice from experts and peers,
- Handouts and resources to continue to develop your business model and structure.
For a preview of some of the tools we’ll use, check out our blog post on ‘Four Steps to a Better Business Model’.
A ‘business model’ is a way of understanding how your activities deliver value to your clients or customers, and how you generate revenue to cover the costs of your activities. A good business model will ensure your venture will be built to last, create a legacy, foster growth, add value, and make a difference. Launching into a new venture without a deep understanding your business model (or the dozens of potential business models that could meet the same customer need) is taking an uncalculated risk.
This session will to introduce the tools guided by service design, business model and legal experts. You’ll finish the day with a one-page summary of your business model, a ‘map’ of your customer’s drivers and needs, and questions answered about legal structures.
And, morning tea and lunch is included!
Thanks to sponsors of Pollinators and Catalyst: