Lean Canvas Template

Outline the key points of your business following the Lean Startup methodology.

About the Lean Canvas template

What is a lean canvas?

A lean canvas is a 1-page business model template. It helps your team break down your idea into assumptions and replaces cumbersome, time-consuming business plans.

When to use the lean canvas technique

If you’re an entrepreneur with an idea for an emerging business, you can use lean canvas to visualize your ideas and see the big picture. You can use it whenever you and your team are brainstorming new ideas and business models.

Lean canvas allows you to clarify the essence of your product and easily communicate it with others. Lean canvas saves time because your team isn’t getting bogged down by writing extensive business plans.

Create your own lean canvas

A lean canvas consists of a series of boxes you must fill out to complete the plan. Go through each prompt in turn, doing your best to articulate the answers in a simple, straightforward way. Don’t be afraid to iterate on your lean canvas.

Begin by selecting this Lean Canvas template. You can customize any of these sections, adding or changing them as necessary. You can fill out the blocks with sticky notes, links, and other file types such as photos, videos, and PDFs. You can easily share your board with others and invite them to collaborate with you.

Step 1: Problem - What problem does your product or service seek to solve?

Step 2: Solution - What top three features does your product or service have, that work toward solving the problem?

Step 3: Key metrics - What are the indicators you can use to determine whether your product or service is working correctly and your business is succeeding?

Step 4: Cost structure - List all operational costs here. What is the cost of customer acquisition? What about distribution cost?

Step 5: Unique value proposition - What are you bringing to the table that your competition is not?

Step 6: Unfair advantage - How can you ensure that your product or service cannot be copied?

Step 7: Customer segments - Who are your prospects and how do they connect to the problem?

Step 8: Channels - What paths do you need to take to reach customers?

Step 9: Revenue streams - What is your revenue model? Gross margins? Lifetime value of your product or service?

Step 10: Step back and consider everything you’ve mapped. Share with your team for alignment.

Easy to use

Easy to use

Save time by using our premade Lean Canvas template instead of creating your own from scratch. Get started by signing up for free to update it with your own information.

Built-in collaboration

Built-in collaboration

Invite your team members to collaborate on your new lean canvas. Miro enables you to engage co-located and remote teams on a virtual whiteboard, without constraints.

Seamless sharing

Seamless sharing

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