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PLANNING A NEW BUSINESS

A 30-minute totally free tool for imagining your business.
To use this tool, go to File > Make a copy, and edit that copy.
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Give feedback on the tool by clicking here.
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What this isThis spreadsheet is designed to help you

1) Quickly put a business model into a spreadsheet to see if it is economically viable.
2) See how different offerings affect the economic viability of a business model.
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Caution!This spreadsheet cannot exactly describe your business nor does it include any of your tax liabilities—but it can help you think productively about your business model. Use your judgment before taking any actions.
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How to use0) Before starting, take a look at the example sheet.
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1) Make a copy of this spreadsheet by clicking File > Make a copy. Edit that copy.
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2) IMPORTANT: Don't change or delete anything in white cells. Doing this may affect formulas and calculations. But don't worry about messing up; you can always make a new copy and start over.
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3) DO put in or update numbers in orange cells. These cells are used in formulas and calculations.
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4) DO use green cells for new line items that make sense for your business. You can delete or change contents of green cells.
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How much it costsNothing. This tool is free to use. You don't need to pay anyone, let alone a consultant, to use it. If you find it useful, share it as widely as possible.
Feel free to email me (see below) if you really want to pay someone to bounce ideas off and talk you through reimagining your business model.
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Please share itIf you share it on social media, it would be nice if you use the #PandemicPivot hashtag.
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How to share itPlease share this spreadsheet (not modified copies) with others, preserving the license information below.
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FeedbackClick here to give feedback on the tool.
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Other resourcesThe Uncertainty Mindset (my book about designing teams for innovation and adaptability)
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F&B Covid-19 guide (multiple languages)https://fnbcovidguide.com/
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Email meme@vaughntan.org
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License informationThis resource by Vaughn Tan is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License or any later version.
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AuthorVaughn Tan
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Full license termsCreative Commons BY-NC-ND License
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Version informationVersion numberDateChange from previous version
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1.54/7/2021Modification of Example! sheet for coffee industry
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11/19/2021Adaptation from the Pandemic Pivot: https://vaughntan.org/pandemicpivot
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DisclaimerThe information provided here (including all links and downloads) is for general informational purposes only and is provided to you in good faith. I can make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding its accuracy or completeness and do not accept any liability to you for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of reliance on it.
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