Develop your idea into a viable Business Concept with the best chance for success.
Use your Business Concept to design the optimal business model and strategies.
Validate your initial products/services and financial models for a successful business launch.
The Startup Blueprint is the best way for new entrepreneurs to turn raw ideas into viable and validated market ready businesses. This is done in just three logical and cost effective steps using our Startup Canvas model:
Who Needs Startup Blueprint, and Why? (Entrepreneurs, Incubtors, and Investors)
Entrepreneurs need Startup Blueprint because: No Training Required: Blueprint offers built-in step-by-step instructions, and it provides all essential resources. It is the logically structured, more complete, interactive, and self teaching next generation evolution of the popular Business Canvases. You can become a Lean Business expert by simply using Startup Blueprint to efficiently plan real business success.
Efficiency: You don't waste time with Blueprint. No special classes are needed. Every task you complete with Blueprint is kept in a Project Library where it is easily retrieved for future use. You have the option to do everything in a recommended sequence, or to use Blueprint to address those urgent situations that arise for every startup. Any Task or Activity can be used independently to help entrepreneurs address a specific situation.
Effectiveness: Blueprint is logically structured so you always know what you are doing, and we recommend the best available ways to complete every Activity. Blueprint builds on Lean Business Model concepts to quickly produce Deliverables that document and strengthen your business. If you need external funding or support, Blueprint ensures that you will have the key materials to effectively pitch to investors, bankers, or prospective partners.
Functionality: Blueprint is NOT a use-and-forget planning tool. It is designed for long term use and to evolve as your business grows. The Startup Blueprint Project Library is your low overhead adaptive business plan for productive every day use. It allows you to efficiently and rapidly pivot when needed, and it can quickly produce presentations, reports, canvas models, and even full “bank ready” business plans and executive summaries.
Availability: Startup entrepreneurs need access to really good, free or inexpensive, resources to properly launch a new venture. That is what the Startup Blueprint is all about. We'll offer commercial versions with more resources, functions, and bell and whistles, but a basic usable Startup Blueprint version will always be available for free. More advanced versions will also be available within various non-profit incubators, resource centers, and investor-sponsored accelerators.
If you are interested in evaluating our MVP Blueprint prototypes, please contact us.
Incubators and Resource Centers need Startup Blueprint because:
Startup Blueprint prototypes will be tested at several local non-profit business incubators and resource centers. Our MVP (minimum viable product ) testing will obtain feedback from startup entrepreneurs through organizations such as Entrepreneur Launch Pad, Church and State, and SCORE to refine the design and features of Startup Blueprint prototypes and verify its effectiveness and market value before committing to commercial production and launch.
For partnering with us in testing and improving the Startup Blueprint, these non-profit entrepreneurial centers will receive special licenses to use future commercial Blueprint versions with their startup venture cohorts. This will help attract and thoroughly train more startups, at lower cost and manpower, to become successful businesses and thus benefit our overall economy.
If your entrepreneur center would like to participate in our testing program, please contact us.
Investors need Startup Blueprint because: Investors are important resources for launching innovative and high profit companies, especially in the technology sectors. They provide the funds, business savvy, and support needed to scale promising companies into major commercial enterprises.
The Startup Blueprint will help investors support their startups by offering a more complete tool that requires much less training, mentoring, and expense to select, develop, and document successful startup ventures. Compared to current conventional canvas models, the Startup Blueprint is simply more intuitive to use, and it provides built-in access to the instructions and essential resources that are needed by every entrepreneur.
The Startup Blueprint is also more complete than conventional canvas models, since it covers 18 key task areas - that's nine more than the conventional models. Several of these bonus activities cover important factors in investment decisions, like the business structure, development schedule, and the value model for stakeholders. Other Blueprint activities focus in on lean testing of Minimum Viable Concepts and Products to validate business concepts as well as product marketability.
The Blueprint model is also inherently interactive, allowing it to be more enduring and useful to the business over time. Once completed, the Startup Blueprint Project Library can quickly produce any of the conventional canvas models, as well as a full business plan or executive summary. The Project Library is a repository for all key information, data, and support materials that is collected. This keeps vital material readily available when it is needed for reviews, reports, or presentations.
Readily accessible material in the Project Library will also be important when pivots occur. You have the essential material instantly available to support critical decisions, and you can easily update the Blueprint business model as changes occur.
A copyrighted feature in the Startup Blueprint will be our Investor Blueprint Canvas. This is a new type of canvas to clearly depict key business information most important to investors. This allows entrepreneurs quickly assemble a canvas for prospective investors, allowing them to efficiently assess a startup from an investment perspective. It also allows entrepreneurs to independently determine if their business is really investment-ready before approaching investors.
In the near future we will invite local investors and investment groups to recommend features and to help test the Investor Blueprint Canvas. If you are interested, please contact us.
Utah Forge is the developer of the Startup Blueprint Canvas.