Start-up Leeds: planning and developing your business


19th October 2021 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Find out how to plan and develop your business with practical, easy-to-use tools.

About this event

In the third of our interactive sessions at Horsforth Library, we’ll be looking at business planning using a template called the business model canvas.

The business model canvas is a popular framework that considers the nine building blocks for running your business. It is a visual one-page chart that maps your key partners, activities, resources, value proposition, customer relationships, channels, customer segments, costs and revenue streams.

In this session, you’ll:

• Learn how to understand the business model canvas

• Use an interactive template to create your own business model canvas and discuss this with other attendees

• Map out your vision and identify what actions you need to get there

• Gain confidence using the canvas to plan and develop your own business

This workshop will be delivered by Brenda Etchells.

About Brenda:

Brenda Etchells provides support to small business owners and has built her knowledge through an extensive career in financial services. She has worked across disciplines from marketing, product development and planning, and focuses on sharing her knowledge in a practical, easy-to-understand way.

About Start-up Leeds:

Start-up Leeds gives anyone with a business idea the skills and confidence they need to take their business further. The programme will be delivered in selected libraries across the city, starting in Horsforth Library and linking into a wider programme of talks at Leeds Central Library, and will feature a range of specialists covering the skills and knowledge you need to take your business to the next step.

You can attend the full programme or dip into the topics that best suit your needs.

Start-up Leeds is delivered in partnership between the Business & IP Centre Leeds and AD:VENTURE. To find out more contact

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