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Business Model Templates: 12 Free Templates PDF, Word, Excel and PPT

These free business model templates are an ideal way to shape your business ideas and create a business plan.

For instance, if you’re a startup you can use the Lean Canvas template and value proposition to create a product or service that is supported by a strong business model.

I’ve created these business model templates to make it easy for you to play around with your ideas, shape them, share them and include them in any business plan.

For each template you have four formats to choose from:

  • Free Business Model template: PDF, MS Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint.
  • Free Value Proposition template: PDF, MS Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint.
  • Free Lean Canvas template: PDF, MS Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint.
  • Bonus Free Persona template: PDF, MS Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint.

Most businesses make assumptions about their customer and often rely on legacy data.

The persona canvas and value proposition are the perfect business design tool to change that. Using the jobs to be done framework you can dig into what ‘jobs’ customer are trying to achieve and the problems they face.

These business templates will also help you to design a powerful business model.

First of all, I’ve designed the business model templates in PowerPoint to have a master template. As a result, you can create as many variations as you want, and then evaluate them.

Second, the business model templates have been designed to be easy to edit and print.

This makes it easy to document your ideas, print them and then refine them e.g. create a storyboard approach and watch your ideas evolve.

Think of it as a journey in which you evolve and iterate how you design your business until you find the best one.

startup business plan Templates

Start with an open mind. Use these tools to rethink and reimagine your business. Let go of previous ways of thinking and try new models. A good place to start is by taking a look at business model patterns and deciding if adopting any would give you an edge in your market.

A unique business model can transform profits and deliver a competitive advantage.

Customers have more choice now than ever before. So try to create products/services and business models that truly are unique.

Try to stand out from the pack and solve customer problems.

Start with the customer and then build outwards. Once you’re confident you can address an unmet need or problem, build outwards to create a business model that is efficient, effective and lean.

Then, once you’re you have your business model you can get stuck into developing your business plan.

Free Business Model Templates To Download

free business model templates
free business model templates in pdf, docx, ppt and xlsx.

These business model templates are free to download and you can use them immediately.

If you’re running a workshop the business model pdf template is ideal for printing and pinning to a wall – see sizes below.

business model canvas guide to how to use it

However, you can also simply document the results of a workshop using the free Word or PowerPoint templates.

Either way, these business model templates can be adapted to suit a variety of individuals and teams.

If you’re not already familiar with how to use the business model canvas, I strongly suggest you follow the link and brush up on the main principles.

Business Model Template Word Doc

Download this easy to use business model template created as Microsoft Word docx file. Simply click on the image to the right to download the file.

Business Model Template Excel

Download this business model template created as an Excel file (xlsx). Simply click on the image to the right to download the file.

Tip you can easily create different versions by clicking on the tab, right-click and click copy.

business model template download excel
business model template download excel

Business Model Template PowerPoint

Out of the business model templates, the PowerPoint in my experience is probably the most versatile.

Download this business model template created as a PowerPoint file. Simply click on the image to the right to download the file.

Business Model Template Pdf

Download this business model PDF template. The file is width 3508 px x height 2480 px (300 dpi).

Simply click on the image to the right to download the file. If you want to edit the file and change things then use Abobe Acrobat.

Free Value Proposition Templates To Download

free value proposition template
free value proposition templates in pdf, ppt, docx and xlsx

The value proposition was developed as a second book by Yves Piigneur and Alexander Osterwalder. The most important part of the business model is the value proposition.

Creating a unique value proposition is one of the hardest parts of creating a strong business model.

The Value Proposition Canvas
The Value Proposition Canvas

It involves considerable amounts of time, lots of care, iterations and tests. However, a strong value proposition will quickly bring in more revenue and profits than a weak one.

It is the foundation for how customers connect with your brand and business.

If you’re not familiar then read the article on how to use the value proposition canvas.

Value Proposition Template Word Doc

Download value proposition template as a Microsoft Word Docx file. Simply click on the image or the button below to download the file.

Value Proposition Template Excel

Download this value proposition template as an Excel Xlsx file. Click either on the image or the button to get your copy.

business model template download excel
business model template download excel

Value Proposition Template PowerPoint

Download this value proposition PPT template as a PowerPoint file. It is designed to have a Master template that allows you to create multiple versions of your value proposition.

Value Proposition Template Pdf

Download this value proposition template created as a high-quality PDF file. Click on the image to the right or the button below to download. This is an ideal size for workshops.

Free Lean Canvas Templates To Download

free lean canvas templates
free lean canvas templates in pdf, docx, xlsx and ppt.

The Lean Canvas Model was designed by Ash Muarya as an alternative to the business model canvas.

The business model canvas is more suited to established businesses that have established resources, customers and revenue.

On the other hand, the Lean Canvas template is designed to help startups who are at the beginning of the innovation process and shaping their idea into a competitive business model.

lean business model canvas

The Lean Canvas is a startup business plan template that will help entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs plan their new venture.

Lean Canvas Template Word Doc

Download this easy to use lean canvas template created as Microsoft Word docx file. Simply click on the image to the right to download the file.

Lean Canvas Template Excel

Download this lean canvas model template created as an Excel xlsx file. Simply click on the image to the right to download the file.

business model template download excel
business model template download excel

Lean Canvas Template PowerPoint

Download this lean canvas model template created as an Excel xlsx file. Simply click on the image to the right to download the file.

Lean Canvas Template Pdf

Download this lean canvas model template created as an Excel xlsx file. Simply click on the image to the right to download the file. If you want to edit the file and change things then use Abobe Acrobat.

Bonus Persona Canvas Templates

Buyer Persona Example
Buyer Persona Example – A First Draft

At the root of all great businesses is a culture and focus on customers.

In today’s hyper-competitive world understanding different customers segments is crucial to your marketing communications and sales process.

More importantly, understanding your customers provides the backbone for creating new products and services.

The Persona Canvas is a powerful tool then to help you develop a shared mental model of your different customers. A common mistake is to treat all businesses the same.

Learn how to use the Personal Canvas and accelerate how you drive innovation, improve sales and develop a competitive advantage.

Persona Canvas Template Word Doc

Download this easy to use Persona Canvas template in Microsoft Word Docx file. Simply click on the image or button to download the file.

Persona Canvas Template Excel

Download this Persona Canvas template created as an Excel xlsx file. Simply click on the image to the right to download the file.

business model template download excel
business model template download excel

Persona Canvas Template PowerPoint

Download this Persona Canvas template as a PPT file. Simply click on the image or the button below.

Personal Canvas Template Pdf

Download this free Persona Canvas template as a PDF file. If you need to edit the file and change things then use Abobe Acrobat.

Tips On Using These Business Plan Templates

An idiot with a plan can beat a genius without a plan.

Warren Buffet

Create a powerful business plan and it will convince others to either invest in you or become part of your business.

A tight business plan will separate you from the pack and deliver a competitive advantage.

How To Use These Business Model Templates

what is a business model
what is a business model

A business model innovation has a higher potential to deliver an innovation advantage than having a unique product or service. Products and services are easy to copy whereas a business model is embedded in the DNA of the business and the way it works.

Here are a few tips when you plan your business using these business model templates.

  1. Jot down your ideas – all your ideas without evaluating them first.
  2. Group them – group ideas into themes.
  3. Evaluate each group – evaluate each group and discard duplicates or ones that are similar. At this stage, you don’t want to limit the possibilities too early.
  4. Gather your data – pool all the data you have currently on your ideal customer and identify any gaps in data that are important.
  5. Invest time/money (dependent on budget) in trying to bridge the data gaps – use online reports, surveys, observations – a mix of data.
  6. Value proposition canvas – start with the value proposition template to get into the detail of the jobs, gains and pains of your customer.
  7. Move to the business model or lean startup canvas – use your ideas to create the business model.
  8. Check your business model vs competitors – what can you do differently better than competitors.
  9. Create a strategy – a business plan is not a strategy. A strategy evaluates your capabilities and ideas vs the market and trends.
  10. Research the trends and use supporting data to clarify if you have a strong or weak strategy.

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Business Model Templates: 12 Free Templates PDF, Word, Excel and PPT

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