Definition of business model in English:

business model


  • A plan for the successful operation of a business, identifying sources of revenue, the intended customer base, products, and details of financing.

    ‘many of the free sites have either shifted their business model or have gone out of business completely’
    • ‘The software industry seems to think the tobacco industry business model is a good one.’
    • ‘The key priority for his business is sourcing, adding a layer of complexity to the business model.’
    • ‘I needed to come up with a business model that continued to make me money, and so do musicians.’
    • ‘This might be a business model for a broking house, but it is not a banking plan.’
    • ‘The biggest single issue for this business model is the trust of prospective buyers.’
    • ‘This business model may not scale well, but you don't need to be a big success to make a nice pot of money.’
    • ‘For two generations now the business model in music has revolved around the album.’
    • ‘Analysts said the City would watch closely to see which business model worked out better.’
    • ‘The traditional business model in scientific journal publishing is based on subscription charges to readers.’
    • ‘That's because the cell phone industry has figured out a business model that works.’
    • ‘It's not easy to discern a business model when hard information is difficult to come by.’
    • ‘The company is changing its business model away from reliance on revenue sharing.’
    • ‘The content industry needs to take a step back and see the bigger picture to find a new business model.’
    • ‘It is clearly one of the leaders in its field but the business model on which it was based just didn't cut the mustard.’
    • ‘They love the business model, and they want to get in for whatever price they can.’
    • ‘Another key question for operators is which business model to adopt for broadcast.’
    • ‘He later expanded the same business model to Manila as a base for South East Asia.’
    • ‘We want to be profitable and we have proved that our business model is real, scaleable and successful.’
    • ‘The company means to help customers react to spikes in demand or a changing business model with a bit more ease.’
    • ‘The franchising business model has flourished in Ireland over the last decade.’