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Business Model Canvas Tools for the Informal Sector

Started this discussion. Last reply by robert yawe Aug 23, 2013. 8 Replies

During my recent visit to a developing country, I observed significant number of people who were selling and buying (daily street vendors) in what seemed as highly disorganized transactions. I asked…Continue

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robert yawe replied to Robert Tackey's discussion Business Model Canvas Tools for the Informal Sector
"Robert, I am from Kenya where those informal sector players make up over 40% of the working population, those you met on the street are actually startups that have gone out of the building to find the market and in a way they are using the BMG…"
Aug 23, 2013
Robert Tackey replied to Robert Tackey's discussion Business Model Canvas Tools for the Informal Sector
"Hi Johan, Thanks for your response and I wish you the best for your non profit initiatives. I agree with you that some adaptations are needed as you move outside businesses in the formal sector. This is the challenge I am confronted with and hope…"
Aug 19, 2013
Robert Tackey replied to Robert Tackey's discussion Business Model Canvas Tools for the Informal Sector
"Hello Midula, Thanks for your input on this topic. Your suggestion about working as a collective is a great idea and is something worth trying. I however think the challenge is getting participants to see how being part of a collective group will…"
Aug 16, 2013
Johan Olivier replied to Robert Tackey's discussion Business Model Canvas Tools for the Informal Sector
"Hello Robert. I am currently using the BMC methodology to establish 2 non profit organisations in South Africa. One is a food production entity and the other is a investment management entity to assist with a small town's development. I think…"
Aug 12, 2013
Midula Dey replied to Robert Tackey's discussion Business Model Canvas Tools for the Informal Sector
"Hi Robert, I was really interested in your post and seeing how you will develop this for the "informal sector". I am setting up my own business (in arts and fashion) having worked previously in Finance and I am using BMC. Although I have…"
Aug 12, 2013
Stefan Frisch replied to Robert Tackey's discussion Business Model Canvas Tools for the Informal Sector
"Dear Robert, well... personally I found the BMC a few months ago, thaught it was quite interesting but didn´t manage yet, to integrate it in my consulting. ..which has to do with the specifics of my consulting-hours I have with these people:…"
Aug 5, 2013
Robert Tackey replied to Robert Tackey's discussion Business Model Canvas Tools for the Informal Sector
"Dear Stefan, Thank you for your response. I completely agree with you that these individuals have some form of entreprenuership tendencies. However, they pursue them without adequate strategies and planning.   Having said that, I think the…"
Aug 5, 2013
Stefan Frisch replied to Robert Tackey's discussion Business Model Canvas Tools for the Informal Sector
"Hello Robert, I think, this is quite interesting for I am working in Germany with some similar groups: People who are very poor, getting governmental financial help and startiing some cheep entrepreneurships but without greater reflecting or…"
Aug 3, 2013
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Business Model Canvas Tools for the Informal Sector

During my recent visit to a developing country, I observed significant number of people who were selling and buying (daily street vendors) in what seemed as highly disorganized transactions. I asked one of the locals about my observation and he explained that it was considered as the informal sector of the economy. He further explained that it is a way for the poor to get some income.I found it interesting and have been wondering if tools of BMC can be used to develop a model that may be useful…See More
Aug 1, 2013
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Why are you passionate about business models and business model innovation?
The concepts help to evolve as the business environments change. It is a visually appealing and easy to understand method to teach up and coming enteprising young people in business how how to
How would you best describe your level of expertise when it comes to business models?
some knowledge
Who do you work for? What do you do?
Scientist
What industry do you mainly work in (e.g. financial services, telco, utilities, public sector, academia, pharma...)?
Personal care
What is the size of the organization you work for?
1'001-10'000

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