In this session, the SCORE Vermont team will dive into Strategyzer's Business Model Canvas to show you the nine important business elements, define what they are, and present a simple powerful tool you can use to analyze them for your operating business, business expansion opportunity, or for your idea for a new business. Once you understand the BMC and complete it for your business, you can shortcut and jump right into a business plan - and most of the work is already done in your canvas. In this session, you will learn: What the nine critical elements in a business & why they are important How to focus on these critical elements and how they interrelate The relationship between a BMC and the Business Plan. Yes, business planning can be easier than you thought (and more fun too)! We are excited to bring back Ray Stahl of SCORE Vermont, as our key presenters, so please join us for an in-depth introduction to the BMC and see how you can use it for your business.