Hack your business growth the scientific way Airbnb. Uber. Spotify. To join the big fish in the disruptive digital shark tank you need to get beyond siloed sales and marketing approaches. You have to move ahead fast—with input from your whole organization—or die. Since the early 2010s, growth hacking culture has developed as the way to achieve this, pulling together multiple talents—product managers, data analysts, programmers, creatives, and yes, marketers—to build a lean, mean, iterative machine that delivers the swift sustainable growth you need to stay alive and beat the competition. Growth Hacking for Dummies provides a blueprint for building the machine from the ground-up, whether you’re a fledgling organization looking for ways to outperform big budgets and research teams, or an established business wanting to apply emerging techniques to your process. Written by a growth thought leader who learned from the original growth hacking gurus, you’ll soon be an expert in the tech world innovations that make this the proven route to the big time: iteration, constant testing, agile approaches, and flexible responses to your customers’ evolving needs. Soup to nuts: get a full overview of the growth hacking process and tools Appliance of science: how to build and implement concept-testing models Coming together: pick up best practices for building a cross-disciplinary team Follow the data: find out what your customers really want You know you can’t just stay still—start moving ahead by developing the growth hacking mindset that’ll help you win big and leave the competition dead in the water!
Discover how data science can help you gain in-depth insight into your business - the easy way! Jobs in data science abound, but few people have the data science skills needed to fill these increasingly important roles. Data Science For Dummies is the perfect starting point for IT professionals and students who want a quick primer on all areas of the expansive data science space. With a focus on business cases, the book explores topics in big data, data science, and data engineering, and how these three areas are combined to produce tremendous value. If you want to pick-up the skills you need to begin a new career or initiate a new project, reading this book will help you understand what technologies, programming languages, and mathematical methods on which to focus. While this book serves as a wildly fantastic guide through the broad, sometimes intimidating field of big data and data science, it is not an instruction manual for hands-on implementation. Here’s what to expect: Provides a background in big data and data engineering before moving on to data science and how it's applied to generate value Includes coverage of big data frameworks like Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark, MPP platforms, and NoSQL Explains machine learning and many of its algorithms as well as artificial intelligence and the evolution of the Internet of Things Details data visualization techniques that can be used to showcase, summarize, and communicate the data insights you generate It's a big, big data world out there—let Data Science For Dummies help you harness its power and gain a competitive edge for your organization.
The classic, bestselling marketing guide, updated for the digital era Marketing For Dummies, 5th Edition is the ultimate handbook for boosting your business. Whether you're a small mom-and-pop shop, a local nonprofit, or a mid-size business looking to grow, the right marketing approach can make your company or organization stand out from the crowd. This book shows you how to find, reach, and engage with your customers in a way that brings in business. This new edition, updated to align with the latest marketing revolution, introduces you to essential techniques including search engine, guerilla, global, and behavior marketing. You'll learn where to find your people, and how to give them what they want—how they want it—using behavioral techniques. You'll discover inexpensive online marketing and promotion tools, proving that budget doesn't have to be an insurmountable obstacle. You'll find up-to-date marketing plans, resources, and examples throughout to help you get out there and get your business noticed today! Today's marketing treats every aspect of customer interaction—including customer service and the product itself—as an opportunity to grow. This book shows you how to harness the power of these techniques to drive traffic, boost sales, and move your business forward. Turn web visibility into real-world traffic and sales Reach the right people at the right time Develop a cohesive marketing plan for any budget Source locally, market dynamically, and connect with your community Whether you're looking for fundamental marketing skills, seeking guidance on social media and analytics, or need a full-blown comprehensive web marketing strategy, this book has you covered. Marketing For Dummies, 5th Edition helps you open the door to a new, more successful phase of business.
All the essential information in one place Starting a Business All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition is a treasure trove of useful information for new and would-be business owners. With content compiled from over ten best-selling For Dummies books, this guide will help with every part of starting your own business—from legal considerations to business plans, bookkeeping, and beyond. Whether you want to open a franchise, turn your crafting hobby into a money-maker, or kick off the next megahit startup, everything you need can be found inside this easy-to-use guide. This book covers the foundations of accounting, marketing, hiring, and achieving success in the first year of business in any industry. You'll find toolkits for doing all the paperwork, plus expert tips for how to make it work, even when the going is rough. Access six books in one, covering the whole process of starting and running a new business Learn how to easily jump the hurdles that many new business owners face Tackle taxes, determine the best business model for you, and create a solid plan Keep the engine running with marketing tips, accounting ideas, and the basics on how to be a manager This book is perfect for any new or veteran entrepreneur looking to build a business from the ground up.
FACT: There is no ultimate blueprint or rulebook to Growth Hacking. Yes, we know that companies like Airbnb, Uber, and Dropbox have been touted as the case studies for industry disruption and immense growth. But the growth hacking strategies that made them successful sometimes only work once. Lucky for you, there's no shortage of growth hacks. Entrepreneur Voices on Growth Hacking shares the inspirational stories of unconventional entrepreneurs who retooled companies and industries and were rewarded handsomely for it while giving you the tools you need to do the same. Dive into this book, and you'll learn how to: Achieve rapid business growth with strategic partnerships Monetize your brand with out-of-the-box content marketing Streamline every process with a team of hard-working specialists Build a tribe of brand ambassadors to expand your reach and boost your business Drive your vision forward with Reid Hoffman's OODA model Plus, take a page from the playbooks of rule-breaking businesses like Dollar Shave Club, UGG Boots, Glossier, and Dō.
Growth hacking has taken the business world by storm. It has been there for quite some time offline, but now it has gone viral. In the past, it was McDonald’s using it to pop up at every highway back in the 1950s. Now it has spread its arm and has become a widely applied corporate concept. It is especially famous in the world of start-ups because it provides them a cost-friendly way to expand while remaining within their budgets. As start-ups can’t rely on Super Bowl ads or Mega-expensive billboards, they depend on growth hacking to back them up in cheaper ways. Any infant business can apply growth hacking and if they do it in the right way they can prosper beyond their expectations. From Dropbox to Uber, they all used growth hacking to reach their goals and achieve exponential growth rates. The only thing they had in common was product scalability. So if a product has scalability growth hacking can become a powerful tool to spread it like fire through word of mouth on a big scale.
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A SHORTCUT TO 10X YOUR GROWTH, WELCOME TO READY, SET, GROWTH HACK. After founding companies from start-to exit, Sabry has raised $120 Million mastering growth hacking over the past 25 years. Ready, Set, Growth hack is a powerful practical guide to help anyone with little or no knowledge 10x the growth of their organizations. This book helps startups become unicorns, corporations become fortune 500s, and government become world leaders. Sabry walks through a step-by-step handheld approach from what is growth hacking, why growth hacking is vital, how it works, and how to immediately start your first growth hack. Based on proven strategies with 88 tools and 50 examples, you will start growth hacking the minute you start reading. Rooted in asymmetrical warfare, Sabry shows you how the weak win and how they do it. If your in a weaker position than a competitor or another nation, this step-by-step approach will show you how to unlock unseen possibilities. These growth possibilities will identify growth problems, how to exploit the most significant growth opportunities, and then scale them into full-scale operations. In this book, the following will be covered CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION: WHY DO COMPANIES NEED TO GROWTH HACK What is growth hacking, why it is essential and how it is rooted in asymmetrical warfare CHAPTER 2 GROWTH HACKING MINDSET: CREATE THE RIGHT GROWTH HACKING MINDSET How growth hacking works, how growth hackers think, and how you approach growth hacking CHAPTER 3 READY: TO DISCOVER AND UNLOCK YOUR STRATEGY How to prepare for growth hacking by profiling your growth challenges CHAPTER 4 SET: YOUR EXPERIMENTS AND DEVELOPMENT IDEAS Start experimenting, discovering and developing growth hacks CHAPTER 5 GROWTH HACK: AND SCALE YOUR APPROACH How to implement, and scale growth hacks for full-scale operations GROWTH HACKER’S TOOLKIT BONUS CHAPTER A: HIRE A GROWTH HACKER BONUS CHAPTER B 50 EXAMPLES OF BONUS CHAPTER C 88 TOOLS Let's get started growing now with your first growth hack. With little to no knowledge about business, marketing, or technology, you can 10x the growth of your organization, whether a startup a corporate, or government. Editorial Reviews "Growth is a science as rare as palladium, and this book unlocks those unique elements that every CEO and entrepreneur should master. This book is a blueprint that should be on every executives desk." -- Elia Korban, Director at PwC "For many growth is an art to be mastered and a science to be discovered and this is what Nader's book has done with simplicity, illustrating how growth really works." - Hisham Farouk, Board of Governors Member - Grant Thornton International Ltd "It's not often that somebody like Nader Sabry comes along. His book Ready, Set, Growth Hack matches his extensive business and technical knowledge with an accessible, easy-to-read style that engages and entertains. Full of examples and real-world applications, Sabry's book should be a 'must-read' for every organization that wants to grow." -- Stephen Johnston, Fortune 500 Business Writing and Presentation Trainer, Complete Communications "Growth is the challenge of every company this book gives every executive at every level a blueprint on how to collaborate their part in whole growth engine." - Neil Walters, Senior Partner, McGrill Consulting Group Inc. "The fact that anyone can 10x their growth is a powerful idea, but what is even more powerful is when a master shows you the way, and this is what this book is about." - Rohit Bassi the author of, Living Through Self Compassion - Illuminate Your Life With Peace, Trust & Faith: Unshackle Yourself From Quiet Desperation, Depression & Destruction "My go to book on growth, Nader has done an excellent job in demystifying the mysterious techniques behind some of the fastest growing companies globally." - Marcel Sarousa ,Vice President, McGrill Consulting Group Inc.
A primer on the future of PR, marketing and advertising — now revised and updated with new case studies "Forget everything you thought you knew about marketing and read this book. And then make everyone you work with read it, too." —Jason Harris, CEO of Mekanism Megabrands like Dropbox, Instagram, Snapchat, and Airbnb were barely a blip on the radar years ago, but now they're worth billions—with hardly a dime spent on traditional marketing. No press releases, no TV commercials, no billboards. Instead, they relied on growth hacking to reach users and build their businesses. Growth hackers have thrown out the old playbook and replaced it with tools that are testable, trackable, and scalable. They believe that products and businesses should be modified repeatedly until they’re primed to generate explosive reactions. Bestselling author Ryan Holiday, the acclaimed marketing guru for many successful brands, authors, and musicians, explains the new rules in a book that has become a marketing classic in Silicon Valley and around the world. This new edition is updated with cutting-edge case studies of startups, brands, and small businesses. Growth Hacker Marketing is the go-to playbook for any company or entrepreneur looking to build and grow.
The ultimate compendium of growth hacks for the modern digital marketer, written by marketing veterans Jeff Goldenberg (Head of Growth at Borrowell and TechStars Mentor) and Mark Hayes (CEO of Rocketshp, and founder of one of the world's first growth hacking agencies). Are you ready to skyrocket your companies growth? Learn, the most effective tools, software and technology for digital and startup marketers; 100 must-know growth hacks to take your business to the next level (focusing on 3 key areas: product-market fit, transition to growth and scale); Insider info from leading startups whocasing the best growth hacks and exactly how they did it.
THE PERFECT MARKETING BOOK FOR B2B SERVICE COMPANIES This book is a blueprint for how companies in the B2B service industry can apply the growth hacking mentality to their own business. Most growth hacking marketing books focus on SAAS, software, and tech companies, which is where growth hacker marketing originated. Ross has approached growth hacking from a new angle, testing these marketing experiments on his own business to identify hacks that accelerate growth for service companies.(Just like his own agency) Like the perfect paper plane, it's been a case of trial and error for Ross and his team, but these lessons over the years on what works and what doesn't; means when it comes to small business marketing, he's managed to create a step by step guide which truly allows your business to soar.(Yes that is a paper plane plan!) In this step-by-step guide to growing your business through growth hacking, you will learn: How to select the perfect marketing hack/idea for your business with practical examples. How to get your current clients to spend x10 with you How to scale your marketing rapidly without extra effort. How author Ross Davies applied these lessons to his own business, which consistently grew by a minimum of 50 % per year for five years. br> The aim of this book is to drive more sales specifically for the small business in the B2B service space, to ensure thats obvious, its intended for companies such as:br> Creative Agencies Accountants Solicitors Healthcare Recruitment Fire safety Photographers br> Ross's ethos is "Client success through Design" which he normally applies to his web design agency, but he's designed the book in a way you can flick through and only use the most relevant parts. Whether you're a start-up or an established business, this marketing book based on the principles of Growth hacking, will grow your business, sales and most importantly, profits.
This book discusses important topics for engineering and managing software startups, such as how technical and business aspects are related, which complications may arise and how they can be dealt with. It also addresses the use of scientific, engineering, and managerial approaches to successfully develop software products in startup companies. The book covers a wide range of software startup phenomena, and includes the knowledge, skills, and capabilities required for startup product development; team capacity and team roles; technical debt; minimal viable products; startup metrics; common pitfalls and patterns observed; as well as lessons learned from startups in Finland, Norway, Brazil, Russia and USA. All results are based on empirical findings, and the claims are backed by evidence and concrete observations, measurements and experiments from qualitative and quantitative research, as is common in empirical software engineering. The book helps entrepreneurs and practitioners to become aware of various phenomena, challenges, and practices that occur in real-world startups, and provides insights based on sound research methodologies presented in a simple and easy-to-read manner. It also allows students in business and engineering programs to learn about the important engineering concepts and technical building blocks of a software startup. It is also suitable for researchers at different levels in areas such as software and systems engineering, or information systems who are studying advanced topics related to software business.