The perfect business-plan is a myth. At indycube, we don't advocate spending weeks or months on plans which never amount to anything. We prefer to see people setting up at a desk, coffee in hand, and just getting on with it.
"Failing at something requires starting. The number two reason why products fail is that they never even get started. We spend too much time analyzing, or planning, or making excuses for not starting — we wait to first write a business plan, or find investors, or move to Silicon Valley," says Ash Maurya, founder of Leanstack.
Leanstack is a collection of tools, content and coaching resources that help you build your business - faster. Begin by creating a 'product,' (personally I prefer to call this a 'project,' perhaps due to the nature of my work,) within which you can include canvases, strategies and experiments. These can be shared amongst collaborators if you're working within a team or with others.
Lean Canvas, as pictured to the right, is an Entrepreneur-focussed adaptation of a business model which is as actionable as possible. It takes about 20 minutes to fill in and allows you to identify the major issues within your business, as well as the best ways to solve them.
For some interesting and insightful blog posts by Leanstack founder Ash Maurya, check out Medium.