In the previous part, we introduced you to the secrets of a business model. As you may have noticed, it is a way of thinking that is essentially not even that difficult. Rather, it is a way of looking at possibilities and organizing action/change. Some were born with this entrepreneurial perspective; others need some practice at this way of thinking.
Why are business models so important for social entrepreneurs and changemakers? Because they help you think in an efficient way to transform plans and purposes into practice.
In the previous part, we went into the essentials of a business model, to make the basics very clear and to practice with them. In this part we can go further with some variations on (mainly) the business model canvas, which might seem more complete to you as a social entrepreneur. The sustainable business models that we discuss here also have an explicit focus on non-financial-economic components such as ecology and social impact. We invite you to go through these variations, and note which one you prefer.
We hope you will make your business plan as sustainable as possible!