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The Entrepreneurial Toolkit

  • February 20, 2018
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This section comprises the essential tools and methods that will help you build and develop your entrepreneurial project efficiently. Created by SKEMA Ventures and its research fellows, these tools and methods will provide you with reliable techniques and strategic tips that will support you in starting up your business and running it successfully! Have a look at it and download the ones you need.

Impact entrepreneurs: An adapted canvas for impact business models

The SKEMA Ventures team has adapted the canvases commonly used for business modeling to help impact entrepreneurs achieve ecosystem consistency for their business model.

Read this article to know more about it and access the tool.

Le benchmark, une étape clé de la démarche entrepreneuriale

Pour un entrepreneur, Il importe de se comparer avec les entreprises les plus performantes afin d’identifier les bonnes pratiques en vigueur et choisir à quel point et comment être différent de ses concurrents au regard de ses clients. C’est l’objet du benchmark. BPI France a créé un outil particulièrement convivial et simple d’utilisation pour aider les entrepreneurs dans ce processus.

NOTE: Please do not work directly on the tool online. Download the file and then use it.

SKEMA Ventures le partage avec vous.

Benchmarking - Entrepreneurial toolkit

Strategy canvas: The tool to differentiate your value proposition

Designing the value curve of your value proposition helps to highlight the features of your value proposition that you wish to differentiate from alternatives.

NOTE: Please do not work directly on the tool online. Download the file and then use it.

Download strategy canvas template

DEFI: The tool to design your financial forecasts

DEFI software is a financial planning tool for entrepreneurs. Simple and educational, it can assist you in designing the first simulation in a few hours. Users can then refine the simulations and access in-depth financial analyses.

NOTE: Please do not work directly on the tool online. Download the file and then use it.

Download in English | Download in French | Download Example

Strategic analysis toolbox

This toolbox guides entrepreneurs through external and internal analysis of the project contingencies as well as the evaluation of the viability of a possible scenario.

NOTE: Please do not work directly on the tool online. Download the file and then use it.

Download the strategic analysis toolbox

SKEMA Ventures - Strategic Analysis Toolbox

Business planning: From strategy to the business model to business plan

This lecture gives you guidelines to formalize the business plan of your entrepreneurial project and transcribe your strategic choices and the associated business model into a reader-friendly document. It also illustrates the best practices of the pitched business plan.

Business planning-SKEMA Ventures-Prof Philippe Chereau

Developing a value proposition

When designing your value proposition, make sure you differentiate your solution to the problem to be solved from the solutions proposed by the competition in order to make it a unique selling proposition. To do so, formulate your offer in a way that values the advantages for the customer. Indeed the value of your proposition must be perceived by customers as a benefit. The benefit is created by the features of the offer.

Developing a value proposition

The pitched business plan

The pitched business plan is a pitched formalized presentation of your project likely to convince stakeholders (partners, employees, investors, clients, suppliers, ….) to support it. Here is a checklist of the 14 slides structuring this presentation and the questions you should ask yourselves to validate their relevance.

The 14-slides of the pitched BP

SKEMA Ventures

SKEMA Ventures is a business unit created by SKEMA Business School dedicated to impact entrepreneurship and innovation. Through a unique value chain, that encompasses teaching, coaching, incubation, and acceleration, SKEMA Ventures allows each SKEMA student and alumni to think, design, test and launch an impactful entrepreneurial project in a global context, on six innovative territories on four continents, benefiting from the best of each local ecosystem. With SKEMA Ventures, GloCal impact entrepreneurship is born! Watch this video to know more

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