The Business Model Canvas is an analytical tool outlined in Business Model Generation. It is a visual template preformatted with the nine blocks of a business model, which allows you to develop and sketch out new or existing business models.

In the Business Model Canvas workshop we print out on a large surface so groups of people can jointly start sketching and discussing business model elements with Post-it® notes or board markers. It is a hands-on Workshop tool that fosters understanding, discussion, creativity, and analysis.

You can preview a Business Model Canvas poster on the slideshare website, or download and use a version under a Creative Commons license.