As the business landscape gets more and more competitive as well as volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous businesses especially startups are struggling to increase their profitability. This presentation offers a visual framework - the 6 Gates to Business Model Profitability - for systematically examining an organization's business model with a view to increasing profitability.
A hierarchy of 6 Gates of questions are presented for systematically exploring strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of a business model. A Lean Business Model Canvas is presented as a tool for visually organizing, managing, and testing ideas for increasing profitability of a business model.
Note that topics of the "6 Gates to Business Model Profitability" can be used to evaluate a business model in terms of SWOT: Strengths; Weaknesses; Opportunities; Threats. Alternatively, one could assign a single numerical value on a scale from 1 to 10 regarding the different aspects of an organization's current business model.