Build A Growth Machine
I'm Brian Balfour, currently VP Growth @ HubSpot. I've started multiple VC backed companies, and grown user bases to millions of daily active users. I write detailed essays on growth and user acquisition that have been featured in Forbes, Hacker Monthly, and OnStartups to help you build a growth machine.
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These are the top ten reasons I see why companies fail to implement high performance growth teams.
The three phases of a company - traction, transition, growth - and the goals, metrics, team, and channels that correlate with them.
I have come very close to a few very big wins in my career. Close, is the key word in that sentence. Here is the one thing that was missing.
How do you know when you have product market fit? My answer isn't probably what you expect.
The cycle of meaningless growth and how to avoid it.
Here are the three ways to beat your competition in a competitive customer acquisition industry.
The guide I wish I had when I started to learn customer acquisition and growth.
A structured step by step framework to properly analyze and choose the customer acquisition channels for your company and product
Everything I learned growing one of my companies from 0 to 2 million daily active users through partnerships.
High Performance Growth Teams
One great meeting can save you from countless additional mediocre meetings. Here is how to implement and get results.
Learning is a competitive advantage in the long run. Here is how to get the best at it.
How do you find solutions that drive massive growth?
Think something is ever fully optimized? Think again. Here is why growth is never done.