Discover Smart Growth, the proven growth framework that puts the customer at the heart of your SaaS, to enable predictable, sustainable revenue acquisition, and help you shape a company your customers love.
The fastest growing SaaS companies put the customer’s needs first. Instead of leading by promoting their own product/company, and what they want. They listen to their customers: to understand their needs, goals, behaviour, and challenges.
Effective growth requires a framework for extracting customer insights: a regularly run process which helps you to make product development & growth strategy decisions based on customer insights, to test your team’s assumptions.
It’s tempting to always be chasing a “silver bullet” for growth. The viral video, press coverage, star sales rep, or guerrilla marketing campaign which will propel you to success.
While these big wins will often happen at points throughout your journey, they’re usually impossible to predict. Top performing SaaS companies take a scientific approach to growth, rather than relying on chance:
It’s not breaking news that Sales, Marketing and Customer Success often don’t see eye-to-eye. It’s not uncommon to witness:
Alignment across all your growth functions is essential for success.
Sales, Marketing & Customer Success each need to agree on common terminology, use consistent messaging, promote the same content, work towards the same goals, and share information and insight in a frictionless way. Most important of all, they need to share a common understanding of your company’s Growth Metrics, Ideal Customer Profile & Buyer Personas.
Our team has spent years studying SaaS companies and growth strategies, and is continually helping them to address their growth challenges. Our team includes previous founders, who have experienced the challenges of SaaS growth first hand, and we’ve combined our knowledge to develop The Smart Growth Framework.
There are two sides to the framework:
Initially I was looking for a marketing agency to partner with. Busy running a web development agency already, I wanted to find a team who could help my SaaS product, Scale, to reach Initial Traction.
I spoke to numerous agencies, before stumbling across Cobloom. From the very first conversation I had with them, it was clear they were different. They immediately added value, and had me considering things I hadn't previously thought about, like problems with Scale's pricing.
I always look forward to my weekly call with Cobloom, and as we begin to gain traction, I'm worrying about developing the product, plus hiring and scaling the team, more than growth. It's invaluable to have my growth ideas challenged (or validated), and their team's never short of great ideas.