Are you struggling to turn your business idea into reality?

The Business Model Bootcamp is a one-day workshop that helps you create a concrete visualisation of how your business can create, deliver and capture value.

Why the Business Model Bootcamp?
Starting a business is hard work. Starting a disruptively innovative business is even harder.
The Business Model Bootcamp will help you:
Turn your innovative business ideas into a concrete canvas image
Demonstrate your business clearly to investors and business partners
Overcome the fear of starting a new business
Assess gaps, weaknesses and problems with your business
Network and build relationships with like minded entrepreneurs
Who is the Bootcamp for?



Game Changers


What Will You Gain From the Bootcamp?

Your Business Model Defined

After looking at various business model examples, and going through the building blocks of a business model, you will get the opportunity during the practical sessions to build your own Business Model Canvas.


You’ll gain a deeper understanding of how early-stage business are created. A business model canvas allows you to take the next step with business partners and investors.

Entrepreneur Networking

You’ll have the chance to meet with like-minded entrepreneurs. Breakout sessions are opportunities for your canvas to be analysed every step of the way.


You’ll be instructed and guided by Alistair Gordon. You’ll learn first-hand the success, failures and lessons of being a startup entrepreneur.

Workbook & Business Model Canvas Template

You will receive a workbook which provides a summary of the key information covered during the workshop, as well as a Business Model Canvas template which you will work on during the practical sessions.

1-Hour SKYPE Review of Business Model

The workshop includes a 1-hour SKYPE call after the workshop to review your Business Model Canvas and provide feedback and input on the way forward for your existing business venture or new business startup.

What is the Business Model Canvas and Why You Need One?

The Business Model Canvas is a strategic tool that uses the language of view to create and develop innovative business models: it is the way in which a company CREATES, DELIVERS and CAPTURES VALUE.

A business model canvas is a visual overview of the nine building blocks of a business model, all laid out on the same page. Instead of just listing the components that you need to keep track of, a business model canvas is a tool that allows you to map out, develop and discuss your business model.

What Does the One-Day Bootcamp Entail?

The program for  the 1-day bootcamp workshop is as follows:

  • 08h30 – 09h00  |  Registration and pre-bootcamp networking
  • 09h00 – 09h30  |  Welcome & bootcamp orientation
  • 09h30 – 09h50  |  Business plans versus business models
  • 09h50 – 10h45  |  Building blocks of a business model
  • 10h45 – 11h00  |  Tea Break
  • 11h00 – 12h30  |  Practical session – business model design
  • 12h30 – 13h00  |  Lunch
  • 13h00 – 15h15  |  Practical session – business model design
  • 15h15 – 15h30  |  Tea Break
  • 15h30 – 16h00  |  Financial model
  • 16h00 – 16h15  |  Resources and other tools
  • 16h15 – 16h30  |  Final wrap-up and the road forward

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What People Are Saying

May I express my gratitude for this wonderful idea. I started out on my own in business in 2008, after being in the optometric industry for 18 years. I thought I knew what I was doing ….. sadly I did not. After losing lots of money and exchanging my mop of black hair for a mod of grey hair, I was introduced to the Entrepreneurship 101 platform and the various bootcamp workshops on offer. Where was this in 2008 when I needed this? After doing some research I have been given a new lease on life, and for the first time since I started out on my own ….. I feel that I will be successful in my approach as it will be deliberate and planned. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

John van Eyk

Optometric Specialist
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An Entrepreneur Development Workshop

Smart Business Solutions provides business development and mentoring expertise to entrepreneurs and SME business owners. We are passionate about the development of entrepeneurs and SME business owners and want to see individuals reach their full potential as they develop both themselves and grow their organisations. Our wealth of experience in both the corporate and business sector as well as the entrepreneurial space places Smart Business Solutions in a strong position to guide and direct both new and existing entrepreneurs and SME business owners in the right direction and help build business models that create, deliver and capture value.