Length: 0.5-2 days
Purpose: Using the CANVAS approach teaches participants how to use the canvas to capture understanding of the financial flows in order to create the basis for a business plan for a circular-economy based initiative
Why attend? Learning to use the CANVAS will give you a good tool to help take your initiative from idea to viable enterprise.
Main contents: The CANVAS method, how to unitize your offerings, finding alternative funding solutions and understanding membership
Includes: How to capture data for Business Plan, Manual and pro-forma business plan in Excel.
Creating a business model in a conventional way is daunting enough. But how can you create a viable financial model for a whole community, sustainable initiative or social enterprise? It IS possible as many initiatives up and running demonstrate, but you need to find a balance between achieving sustainability, creating the operations you want, and balancing the budget. And you cwant to incororateaspects of the circular economy from the start. The CANVAS is based on a participatory approach using a large board. The canvas method is designed as a way to work through possibilities to, for example, plug the leaks in your local economy, to grow from your Transition initiative into a Reconomy- initiative social enterprise or to make your Permaculture design into a thriving enterprise.