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2023 New Growth Paradigm: From Rapid Expansion to Profitable Growth

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With economic uncertainty, a full-scale war in Europe, the aftermath of the global pandemic, and supply chain challenges, the world and tech industry stands at a crossroads. Digitalization and the demand for digital solutions remains robust yet the volatile economic landscape has led to cautious investors and shifting customer expectations.

As a result, the focus is shifting from rapid, unchecked expansion to sustainable and profitable growth.

Investors' Changing Stance on Growth

Once captivated by high-speed growth's allure, investors are now adopting a more cautious stance. The sky-high valuations of SaaS and tech companies are being reevaluated, marking the end of an era of relentless expansion. 

This shift is a call to action for tech companies to reassess their growth strategies and pivot from pure speed to profitability. And with a focus on profitability, comes the need to get a return on current investments:

  • Improve the use of CRM systems and tools
  • Streamline and document the sales process
  • Delivering best-in-class customer service and support

Adapting to New Technologies

For Tech and SaaS companies, it's about riding the wave of digital transformation in two ways: First as a vendor of digital solutions and second as a client of other vendors. Capitalizing on both is not just a necessity, but a prerequisite for survival in the tech industry. 

At Amesto Growth we have had the pleasure of working with many Tech and SaaS companies, and it has been interesting to see how well the SaaS companies are adopting other SaaS services. 

We are now ready to help other industries get to the same level of tech adoption, and it is our duty to stay ahead of the curve and lead by example. The advent of AI and other emerging technologies presents both a challenge and an opportunity to redefine our as well as our client’s growth strategies.

Meeting Evolving Customer Expectations

The pandemic has reshaped the customer landscape, bringing a renewed focus on transparency, sustainability, and ethical business practices. In response to these shifts, tech companies must adapt and evolve to meet these new expectations, aligning their offerings with the values of their customers.

  • People.
  • Planet.
  • Profit. 

These are the P’s you need to relate to. 

The Importance of a Documented Sales Process

A well-defined, documented, and scalable sales process is more important than ever in this climate of uncertainty. It provides trust in the sales funnel and sales data, ensuring consistency in service delivery and performance tracking. 

In a volatile market, a systematic approach to sales is the compass that guides us. As a sales director, I want to know the value of my pipeline, lead velocity, and closing rates. As an investor, I want to see that you have a fully working funnel, documented and scalable,  getting qualified leads from marketing or success with cold outreach and closing. 

The Role of CRM in Data Sharing

Investing in a scalable, user-friendly, and easy-to-integrate CRM system is no longer a choice, but a necessity. Serving as the central nervous system of a company, a comprehensive CRM system ensures seamless data sharing across all departments, including marketing, sales, and customer support. 

If you have a cluttered CRM with low data quality, you will not be able to document your marketing ROI or your Customer Acquisition Cost, and your results will hurt. 

Embracing Challenges as Opportunities

While the challenges we face are daunting (hey, everybody wants to grow, grow, grow, right!?), they also represent unique opportunities for innovation and adaptation. Sometimes you need to take a step back, re-organize, and rightsize (sic!) before getting back in the ring. 

The tech industry, with its inherent resilience and creativity, is well-equipped to weather these storms.

Currently, we experience that the focus now is not just on growing faster but on growing smarter. Working hard or hardly working? Work smart, not hard. 

Let’s have a chat about how we can help you improve your growth game - sustainable and profitable. 


David Aleksandersen

David Aleksandersen

David Aleksandersen is Chief Revenue Officer at Spring Agency. He has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, and management, both nationally and internationally. David has a Computer Science degree from Østfold University College and is studying Digital Transformation at Oslo Met. Before joining Spring, he worked as a business advisor at MarkedsPartner, marketing manager at Dataton AB, and as CEO at Smart Simulation AS.