Lean B2B is definitively one of the most inspiring books I have read so far covering the B2B market. This is a must read for every B2B entrepreneur, Saas creator or consultant and business school student. It's the kind of book you don't read once, you go back to it on a regular basis.
Carmen Gerea, CEO & Co-founder, UsabilityChefs
Probably the most slept on book in the Lean startup market right now.... There is no sugarcoating here. Garbugli tells you exactly what needs to happen and how to make it happen...literally holds your hand and spells it out. I was really impressed with the overall depth and advice presented. There is a lack of broad and vague generalized answers which is common in similar startup books and that is very refreshing. Instead you will find specific actionable steps laid out for you to tackle. If you're a victim of ''paralysis by analysis'' or simply don't know where to begin when it comes to starting your own B2B....you need to read this end of story. A hidden gem!!
AJ, B2B Entrepreneur
Having read most of the classic books on Lean Startup (Eric Ries, Steve Blank, Alex Osterwalder, Ash Maurya, Cindy Alvarez, etc.), finding "Lean B2B" and absorbing its content has been essential to understand and/or confirm (since I’ve worked in a large corporate myself) what the differences in the B2B space is.
Daniel Almodovar, Innovation Partner, Altran
In my humble opinion this book is one of the best out there in the lean entrepreneurship constellation. Thoroughly written, this is more a 'how book' rather than 'what book' packed with examples and case studies.
Dan T., B2B Entrepreneur
Garbugli breaks down the processes and steps needed to succeed as a B2B start-up. The lessons, tips, questions, experiences were incredibly valuable and the case studies demonstrate how other start-ups have pivoted to succeed.
Ian Chalmers, Principal, Pivot & Pivot Health
I wish I could go back in time and read the book two, three or even four years ago. It would have spared me a lot of things and would have taught me lessons that I had to learn myself the hard way. But even now, I have the book in my office on my desk at all times. It is not just a book that you read once, but a book that I regularly go back to.
Jonathan Gebauer, Founder, exploreB2B
Lean B2B nails the key to being nimble and iterative in the complex, drawn-out world of B2B entrepreneurship: relationships. It captures how I've been running my own Lean B2B practice for years and makes it accessible to anyone.
Brian Gladstein, CEO and Founder, Explorics
Lean B2B is the definitive guide for any B2B entrepreneur. This complete collection of stories and experiences is the perfect companion resource as you embark on your entrepreneurial journey. The book will pay itself off in the first couple of pages!
Ben Sardella, Co-Founder, Datanyze
I read this book with my two co-founders during our first year of business. Being a technical entrepreneur, it's very easy to get lost in early customer conversations since there are so many pitfalls. Lean B2B gives and excellent framework for navigating these early conversations, especially when you have no experience building a business from scratch. Our team especially loved the bit in the book about segmenting your buyer personas into technical, experience, and ROI buyers... but that's just one of many golden nuggets in here. If you're building a B2B software company, I would highly recommend reading this book before you write a line of code!
Zakir Hemraj, VP Product Development, Loopio
I learned B2B the hard way, making mistakes following B2C tactics tweaking them to make them work in B2B.
All these lessons were in the book. I could have just read this book and saved myself months of runway and immeasurable frustration and anxiety.
Dillon Forrest, B2B Entrepreneur
I'm clearly a better entrepreneur after reading this book.
Nicolas Cliche, Consultant & Entrepreneur
It's the kind of book I regret not having read before wasting months of work. It does not tell you how to scale and how to conduct business after product validation, but if you are still at the customer development phase, read it now!
Briac Guibert, Entrepreneur and Startup Advisor
The book I read of which I have learned the most.
Étienne Thouin, Founder and CTO, SQLNext Software
Read this book before you schedule even one more meeting about your startup.
Jeffrey L. Cohen, Co-Author of The B2B Social Media Book and Distinguished Lecturer at Ball State University
The lines between B2B and B2C may be blurring, but they are lines none-the-less. Successfully applying lean principles to B2B product development is a challenge, especially for entrepreneurs lacking insider enterprise or lean experience. Lean B2B is an insightful guide to overcoming these unique challenges and tapping into a multi-billion dollar market for enterprise solutions.
D. Wayne McIntyre, Founder & CEO, Psykler
Lean B2B is a must-read to understand one of the most under addressed market opportunity by Start Ups : B2B. "Enterprises can't innovate like startups and that's a major opportunity for entrepreneurs". Lean B2B gives the keys to evaluate and start your B2B business, from how to choose your market, your co-founders, validate your product, prepare your pitch and win clients. Very Insightful.
Wandrille Pruvot, Chief Revenue Officer, Art of Click
Garbugli finds the sweet spot between the excitement and hard work involved in a start-up and the economic attractiveness of selling a product or solution to businesses that need what you are selling. In a clear and well-written style, refreshingly free of jargon, this book leads you through the logical steps that can help you discover if there really is a market fit for your product and, if there is, how you can make the most of that opportunity.
Steven Chiu, Co-Founder, of Zhaopin and Hstry
This book is essential reading for would-be entrepreneurs who face the daunting task of entering B2B markets.
Paul Gillin, Co-Author, Social Marketing to the Business Customer
Lean B2B is filled with rock-solid advice for technology entrepreneurs who want a rapid-growth trajectory. Read it to increase your certainty and your success rate.
Jill Konrath, Author of AGILE SELLING and Selling to Big Companies
Lean B2B lays out a solid framework to uncover the problems that are important to potential customers as startups march towards a viable product-market fit. Readers will come away with a deep understanding of how to find their prospects' problems, a laser-focused value proposition, and a solid foundation for their marketing teams to create compelling content that fuels your startup’s revenue pipeline.
Robert Phillips, SVP Marketing, Kapost