Creating a strong business model is not simply about creating or implementing a business plan after determining which services or products to pursue. It is about mapping out everything and calculating on how your team will create value for your targeted customers.
Where will the idea for your business start? How should it progress? and when will you know you have succeeded? How can you create value for your customers? If these are a few of the questions you have in mind, we are going to help you create a strong and successful business model. Here’s how you go about it:
1: Executive Summary
First and foremost, start any business plan or model with the executive summary. This, at the very first glance, shows whether your project is viable or not. This summary concisely outlines the key points and describes how the business will work and provide its services. The executive summary must include a mission statement, company details, services or products, etc.
2: Company Description
This will highlight the potential clientele, customers and solutions your business will provide. In addition to this, it will also shed some light on which void it will fill and the advantages it will provide.
3: Market Analysis
Market analysis is all about presenting details of your market or industry and it is how everything will be structured. While doing market analysis, it is important to find ways to remain competitive in your industry.
4: Organisation and Management
At this stage, your focus should be on how you will structure your business and who will lead the core functions and handle responsibilities. You can also add charts and graphs to your presentation/ model to make it visually appealing.
5: Services and Products
While creating a business model, it is extremely important to add the description of which products or services you are going to offer to your targeted audience, what benefits they will get and how they differ from those of your competition.
Here marketing element means your growth strategy. For this, you need to focus on how you will grow and expand the reach of your business in the near future. Figure out which marketing platforms, channels and tools you will use and the budget you can allocate to marketing.
7: Financial Projection
At this stage, you will need to outline the marketing and sales efforts along with the earnings and cost forecasts. By doing this, you will be able to manage your finances well. At the end of the day, you would want to offer value to your customers while making profits.
When you look at these elements, you will find that these are really common ones but you can add more based on your needs. These elements will help you create a solid and successful business model capable of fuelling the success of any business.
A last thing to add: it is easy to get carried away by the idea. But ideas are irrelevant if it is not successfully executed. Approach the model as someone who wants the business to fail and you will find ways to mitigate the weaknesses you find.
This post originally appeared on our earlier website: ihusresearch.com