Lean Canvas

Lean canvas template

Used 1516 times    Share  

Geared toward entrepreneurs, the lean canvas template asks all the right questions to guide your team through the process of uncovering your startup’s unique value proposition. In 9 compact cells, the lean canvas tool asks you the vital questions to help you form a real business case for your grand vision.

  • Map out the key foundations of your business idea.
  • Identify your competitive advantage to generate a blueprint for your target consumer.
  • Maintain the focus of real-life operations on your unique value proposition and communicate that value with your key partners and stakeholders.

Join the 145,297 changemakers.

Xtensio is the new and better way to
create, manage and share beautiful living documents.

Used 1516 times    Share  

Lean Canvas

Join the 145,297 changemakers.

Xtensio is the new and better way to
create, manage and share beautiful living documents.

Geared toward entrepreneurs, the lean canvas template asks all the right questions to guide your team through the process of uncovering your startup’s unique value proposition. In 9 compact cells, the lean canvas tool asks you the vital questions to help you form a real business case for your grand vision.

  • Map out the key foundations of your business idea.
  • Identify your competitive advantage to generate a blueprint for your target consumer.
  • Maintain the focus of real-life operations on your unique value proposition and communicate that value with your key partners and stakeholders.

How to create a lean canvas with Xtensio

1

Click and start editing, no account or credit card required.

Follow along with the instructional lean canvas details. Add charts, graphs, images, and videos to customize the lean canvas template and make it your own. Drag & drop. Resize. It’s the easiest editor ever.

2

Customize everything in the lean canvas template to match your brand.

Define your style guide. Add your (or your client’s) brand fonts and colors. You can even pull colors directly from a website to easily brand your lean canvas and more.

3

Work on your lean canvas business plan together on the cloud.

Add colleagues (or clients) to collaborate on the lean canvas template. Changes automatically save and sync across all devices, in real-time.

4

Share a link. Present a slideshow. Embed. Download a PDF/PNG.

The lean canvas seamlessly adapts to your workflow. No more jumping from tool-to-tool to design different types of deliverables.

5

Reuse and repurpose.

Save your own custom lean canvas template. Or copy and merge into other documents.

What is the lean canvas template?

The lean startup canvas, inspired by the Lean Startup movement, was originally created by LEANSTACK to generate simple and sleek representations of business operations. This version of the business model canvas template allows your startup to present its unique solutions and market competition to key partners before fully launching a product.

How do you make a concise lean canvas?

The lean business plan is structured in 9 compact cells that ask vital questions to help you form a real business case for your grand vision.

  • Identify 3 real pain points.
  • Research existing alternatives.
  • Present your solution as a solution.
  • Define your key metrics.
  • Create a clear and compelling unique value proposition.
  • Uncover your differentiating factor.
  • Identify your target customer.
  • Define the key channels you’ll reach these customers on.
  • Outline your cost structure.
  • Present a path for revenue streams.

Toolboxes related to lean canvas

See how Xtensio can help your business

startup

Launch better products and find product-market fit faster.

Consultation

Simplify workflow, impress clients.

Digital Transformation

Transform the culture within your organization.

Marketing Tools

Create, share and manage key collateral on one platform.

1

Be the catalyst for change. 

Sales

Drive efficiency, engage buyers and close sales faster.

Used by the world’s top businesses
145,297 users and counting
Xtensio's Current Users
Xtensio's Current Users

Xtensio allows us to create attractive deliverables to share with clients and get feedback quickly. And we can create repeatable templates again and again.

Anna Yunker

Anna Yunker

Content Strategist, Aztek Digital Agency

Xtensio is graphical, visually impactful, intuitive, and fully customizable – with no need for a learning curve.

Charles Dimov

Charles Dimov

VP Marketing, Strategy D

In the past, we’ve used Asana to work together, and PowerPoint to present to other stakeholders. Xtensio replaces the need for both brilliantly.

David Nason

David Nason

CEO/Founder, HireBrain

Xtensio makes my life much easier! As a consultant, it helps me simplify complex concepts to my clients. And it’s visually impressive.

Grace Ghunaim

Grace Ghunaim

Founder & Chief Strategist, Evolvex

Xtensio is a huge timesaver for me! Now, I can focus on the important things; what to communicate in them, not how to make them attractive.

Jenny Johansson

Jenny Johansson

UX Manager, Visma

Simple to use, lots of templates, online and easily editable. A great marketing tool to brainstorm ideas and develop strategies.

Robin Eyre

Robin Eyre

Owner, Trailblazer360

Xtensio simplified the disjointed process we were using in a Word doc and made communicating our research and reports with clients much smoother.

Tracey Dunlap

Tracey Dunlap

Chief Experience Officer, Zenmonics

Creating beautiful client-facing documents has never been easier. Definitely better than your standard agency deck or PPT presentation.

Zac Heisey

Zac Heisey

Director of Digital Marketing, Tribe Interactive

Frequently asked questions

What is Xtensio?

Xtensio is the quickest and easiest way for teams to create, share and manage all of their business documents together. Create pitches, sales sheets, reports, case studies, agendas and more. Add images, videos, tables, buttons and other interactive modules. Drag and drop, resize, change backgrounds, colors. Share a link. Present a digital slideshow. Export a PDF/PNG.

What's a folio?

A folio is a live webpage, a full-screen digital slideshow presentation and an exportable PDF/PNG document all-in-one. Folios are responsive, collaborative and completely customizable.

Start from an instructional templateeditable example or a blank folio to build all your business documents and presentations with the ease of a web builder. Add team members and guests to work together in real-time on the cloud. Changes instantly sync to the live version of the folio so both internal and external stakeholders are always up-to-date. Folios are the next generation of flexible documents and presentations.

How is Xtensio different from PPT, Illustrator or Word?

Unlike other presentation or document creators, Xtensio works like a web builder so you can easily drag and drop interactive content, customize the layout, and change colors, fonts, backgrounds to get professional-looking business content out the door quickly, without needing a designer.

You can collaborate with team members and guests to work together in real-time on the cloud. And the flexibility to share folios as live web links, digital slideshow presentations or exportable PDF/PNGs means you don’t have to jump between tools when creating different deliverables. Check out this page to see how Xtensio outpaces the competition.

Is my data private and secure?

Yes. All Xtensio plans include 128 bit SSL encryption and backups to ensure your data is secure. You can make shared folio links private on premium plans. Here’s more on the range of sharing options on Xtensio, from completely private to public.

Can I create a free lean canvas?

Yes. You can try out Xtensio’s simple editor and any template, including the lean business model template without creating an account. To save your work, collaborate with your team and access other premium features and resources, you can upgrade to premium. Plans start at $8 per month.

What would I get by upgrading to a premium plan?

By upgrading to our premium plans, you’ll create a private, branded workspace with your own URL where you, your team members and guests can create and collaborate on multiple presentations and documents.

You’ll be able to lock branding across your deliverables with the team style guide, streamline the creation process with custom templates, unlock exports, add password protection and customize individual shared links, and view folio stats to stay updated on all of your projects. Here’s more about our premium plans.

What would I use the one-page business model template for?

The lean business model asks all the right questions to guide you through the process of uncovering your startup’s unique value proposition. This will help you assess whether your business has an advantage over your competitors.

Do you have any 1-page business model examples I can use?

Yes! We have a couple of example lean business plans above that you can use as a starting point for your own. If you find a style you like, use it for your inspiration.

How do I formulate my unique value proposition?

Your unique value proposition should quickly and clearly convey the value of your service or product, explain how your product or service is better than the competition and talk about the benefits and features that define your product or service.

Can I add colleagues to edit the template?

Yes! You can invite as many people as you’d like to collaborate on your canvas lean, ensuring your whole team is aligned. As a platform, Xtensio helps improve the way your team works. Here’s more on real-time collaboration.

How do I share my canvas?

When you’re ready to share your lean startup summary, choose between presenting it as a full-screen digital slideshow, sending it as a responsive web link or exporting it as a PDF or PNG. Learn more about the different ways to share your folios in this tutorial video.

Do you have other tools for defining my business plan?

We do! There are a number of different business strategy templates, examples and resources to guide you through the process of establishing and growing your business. Check out our Strategy toolbox and our  Business Development toolbox to find more tools and resources.

Xtensio is the easiest way for teams to create, manage and share beautiful living documents.

145,297 users and counting…