LEANUP Start and Scale Series - The Lean Canvas: Why and How
With the Lean Canvas, entrepreneurs can focus on identifying problems and solutions and then compile a plan, with steps to take to succeed quickly. Then it has methods to quickly test your progress and either stay the course, pivot or modify and test again. It’s designed to work for a startup mindset and helps entrepreneurs build on their ideas. The Lean Canvas is easy to understand, and it encourages entrepreneurs to think carefully. This process is also a great tool for those thinking about pivoting or scaling their business concept. This essential one page tool boils down key points into the most important information. It recognizes that the lean business plan is for the entrepreneur to access and use daily, weekly and monthly. It doesn’t need to be extremely detailed when the point is to get to the key things that matter when creating a business plan and start implementing and/or testing them. In this session we will dive into what the Lean Canvas is, why you should use it and how to create it. Once you have attended this course you may schedule a free confidential consulting session to have a Central Mountain SBDC counselor work 1 on 1 with you to create your lean canvas to then build your 2 page lean business plan.
Speaker(s): Jodi McPherson - Jodi is a intuitive, dynamic and versatile leader with over 25 years in the ed tech space, architecting ideas and converting them into engaging, successful products and services. Analytical and process driven, I focus on data-driven product innovation and improvement and catalyze teams with shared vision to drive change and create meaningful User Experiences. She is skilled at communicating and prioritizing business and UX goals to cross functional teams of technical experts, marketing strategists and learning designers. She has developed and executed strategic roadmaps for scalable lifelong learning and employability solutions, while overseeing development of build-from-scratch software, 3rd party integrations, content development, product research & testing, and data analysis. In bringing together purpose and profit, she shape organizations by developing and executing on strategies for new solution portfolios from ideation to market launch. She has been awarded Product/Portfolio Team of the Year for Innovation and Sales four times and share a Patent around a Comprehensive Learner Profile (2019.) Jamie Billesbach, Center Director, of Central Mountain SBDC - For 22 years Jamie ran her own consulting business Creative Concepts of Colorado dba Yara Innovations and had the great pleasure to work with a variety of local, state and international small businesses, coffee growers and non-profits. As the Central Mountain SBDC Director, Jamie works with clients throughout Chaffee, Lake & Park Counties and develops the centers training, events and conferences.
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Fee: No Cost