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The Business Model Canvas Playbook

RRP $16.99

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This is not a fiction or non-fiction book. It is also not a workbook.

So what is it then?

This book consists of several worksheets. To be precise: 50 blank business model canvases. Since worksheet did not sound appealing enough, we chose "playbook".

A playbook contains a sports team's strategies and plays. Very similar to a business model of startups / companies.


Alexander Osterwalder's business model canvas presents a visual overview of the nine components of any business on one page. This page has nine boxes that depict the details of a company's product, customers, channels, demand creation, revenue models, partners, resources, activities and cost structure.


What exactly you do with it is up to you. I personally recommend you fill the canvases with your ideas, guesses, visions and strategies, than you experiment and test things in real life and change your business model along the way.

To do it the right way I highly recommend reading:

1. Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur. The inventors of the business model canvas. A must! Enough said.

2. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. Successfully launch your startup and prevent failure.

3. The Startup Owner's Manual by Steven Blank & Bob Dorf:

As stated by Blank & Dorf, 2012 in The Startup Owner's Manual

"As a startup moves through the Customer Development process, it will use the business model canvas as a scorecard, by posting the hypotheses about each component of the model and then revising the hypotheses as the founders gather facts.
Think of your first version of the business model canvas as the starting point showing the hypotheses that must be confirmed in face-to face or online interaction with customers. ()
Using the business model canvas as a guide makes it easier to figure out where and how to pivot, since the team can visually diagram its alternatives and see what it needs to change.
Each time the founders iterate or pivot in response to customer feedback, they draw a new canvas showing changes. Over time, these multiple canvases form a "flip book" that shows the evolution of the business model." (Steven Blank & Bob Dorf, 2012)

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Export Import Business Guide

RRP $320.99

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Import and export are two basic attributes of foreign trade framework. Import refers to bringing commodities or goods to your country from other parts of the world adhering to social welfare and maintaining the enforced import laws and procedures for trade purposes. Export is a profitable idea and successful dealings can turn a concern into a success overnight and earn you a big fortune. In global competitive business environment, there are big pressure on costing and prices, Calculating and winning a competitive prices of their products or services in international market place, is boon for marketer, which can fit for consumers and matching with their purchasing powers. Communication helps to services and products information in the market by different ways. Communication is parallel work with transporting system which is driving the information from starting to end point on the delivery.

Ultimate Guide To E-cigarette Retail Business

RRP $18.99

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Ultimate Guide to e-Cigarette Retail Business Step By Step Guide on how to Open a Vape Shop on a BudgetThe e-cigarette business has thrived since it started. During 2012-2013 E-cigarette industry has seen the growth of around 300% over the previous year. It is expected to grow even more and by the end of 2017, it is expected to reach around 3 billion dollars. Yet the business is still in its infancy. There is incredible potential for expansion, especially right now. Those same market professionals also believe that the market will continue to expand, with e-cigs outselling traditional cigarettes by 2047. Does this sound like the kind of opportunity you are looking for?Why is the e-cigarette retail business so appealing? The answer is simple. E-cigarettes present an untapped market where you can not only have a business, but also expand it around the corner, around the Internet, and ultimately, around the world.By starting an e-cigarette business now, you can get into the market before it becomes saturated. Too many products are hard to sell. You have to take a low-profit margin on those other products because everyone else is trying to sell the same thing. The demand is great, but the supply is even greater.I have been at the forefront of e-cigarette business both the wholesale and retail level for last three years. I am not only a wholesaler and retailer, but I am also a direct importer of e- cigarette products. I have made numerous trips to China in last few years and seen first hand how massive and fast-growing industry this truly is.I put together this guide book to give my readers an inside look at how easy it can be to set up and operate an e-cigarette retail business even with a tight budget.This is a two-part guide. The first part I discuss everything about how to setup and start your retail business. The second part I discuss how to start and grow your online business. You can essentially start both at the same time or just start one of the two, whichever you are comfortable with. After reading the first part you will learn:

  • How to get started
  • How much you will need
  • How to allocate the budget
  • How to select the right location
  • How to negotiate a lease on a store
  • How to decorate and set up your store
  • How to order your products/inventory
  • How to pay for the inventory
  • How to properly merchandise your store
  • How to promote, advertise and market your new business (marketing plan)
  • How to have a grand opening
  • How to operate your store day to day
  • How to wholesale to other local retailers
In Part two you will learn:
  • How to get a domain and hosting registration done for your online business
  • How to setup an e-commerce site even if you have never done one before
  • How to find a credit card processor to process your online payment
  • How to easily build up your online store
  • How to merchandise your online store
  • How to ship products to your online buyers
  • How to market and promote your online store effectively
  • How to have a grand opening of your online store
Remember every day you wait and think about taking the first step; someone else is already taking that same first step and getting ahead of you. Opportunities are being taken every day, so don't fall behind. Get started and this is the tool to help you get started on the right track.Good luck!

Starting And Running A Do-it-yourself Dogwash

RRP $292.99

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You say you want to own your business. You say you want to work around dogs. Self-service dog washes have been around for twenty years but many, many communities still do not have one. You say this would be the perfect small business for you to start. This is the book that tells you how do it. Author Doug Gelbert distills his experience from tens of thousands of dirty dogs in his shops in Delaware and Pennsylvania into Starting And Running A Do-It-Yourself Dog Wash. The book is divided into over 30 easily digested topics that take the would-be-business owner through every imaginable aspect of do-it-yourself dog washes (see table of contents). The book is printed in a user-friendly spiral binding that lays open flat for the easiest possible access and quick reference. In addition to the covered topics there are 32 dog wash-specific forms that you can tear out or copy for your business: Cash Flow Variance Report Comment Card Customer Questionnaire Customer Release Form Demographic Matrix Emergency Report Employee Application Form Employee Confidentiality Agreement Employee Personal Data Form Employment Questionnaire Frequent BatherUs Club Application Guest Book Sheets Income Variance Report Introductory Period Agreement Job Description Form ManagerUs Daily Summary Report ManagerUs Job Agreement Monthly Demographic Totals Pet Sitter Record Supplies Control Log Tip Sheets Car Travel With Your Dog Chocolate Is Poison Home Pet Clipping How To Clip Toenails How To Pet A Dog Proper Brushing The Perfect Dog Bath Your Dog and Summer Your Dog and Winter Vendor Data Sheet Weekly Money In/Out

How To Build A Hobby Shop Business (special Edition)

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In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.


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