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What are industry forces?

As one of the four building blocks of the Business Model Canvas to help you make your business more responsive to the outside world, the term "industry forces" refers to your competitors.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on November 24, 2014
Category:  Growth 
What are macro-economic forces?

As one of the four building blocks of the Business Model Canvas to help you make your business more responsive to the outside world, macro-economic forces are the broader economic conditions that could impact your business.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on November 17, 2014
Category:  Growth 
What are key trends?

By considering key trends, you'll become aware of whether new technologies are about to undercut your value proposition -- or supercharge it.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on November 10, 2014
Category:  Growth 
How do I achieve sustainability through a pilot?

The right pilot can help a startup achieve sustainability. This involves two main steps.

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Dominique Pahud
on November 03, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
What is the difference between self-insured and at-risk?

The services provided by health insurance companies can sometimes be described as "self-insured" and "at-risk."

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Dominique Pahud
on October 27, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
What is an intrapreneur?

As opposed to an entrepreneur, who works for his own company, an intrapreneur is a talented person trying to innovate from within an institution, such as a hospital or insurance company.

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Dominique Pahud
on October 20, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
What are market forces?

As one of the four building blocks of the Business Model Canvas to help you make your business more responsive to the outside world, the term "market forces" refers to everything related to the customer segments you've included in your business model.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on October 13, 2014
Category:  Growth 
What are customer segments?

As one of nine building blocks of the Business Model Canvas, customer segments are the people and/or organizations for whom you're creating value.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on October 06, 2014
Category:  Growth 
What are some best practices for developing a business model?

The first business model you create is likely to be a predictable one.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on September 29, 2014
Category:  Execution 
How do you pitch your business model?

Once your business model is refined, it's time to pitch it to potential partners and investors.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on September 22, 2014
Category:  Ideation