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Unlocking Profit: The Power of Growth Activities

Profit is not just a result of action; it’s a product of strategic decisions and choices. Without deliberate investment in growth activities, profit remains elusive. Growth empowers us to select where and from whom we derive profit. In essence, profit is a byproduct of growth.


To illustrate this point, let me share a personal anecdote. When I was learning to play the guitar, my teacher emphasized the importance of learning notes over relying on muscle memory. Muscle memory, he explained, can be unreliable. If it fails during a live performance, we’re left without recourse. Investing in notes, on the other hand, provides a solid foundation that mitigates the risk of muscle memory failure.


In the realm of business, growth activities serve as our musical notes in the symphony of success. Just as a musician relies on mastering notes to create beautiful melodies, entrepreneurs and business leaders must invest in growth activities to orchestrate their path to prosperity.

Consider growth activities as the essential building blocks of business proficiency. They encompass a wide array of strategic initiatives, including market research, product development, marketing campaigns, sales efforts, customer acquisition, and talent acquisition, among others. Each growth activity contributes to honing our skills, expanding our knowledge, and enhancing our capabilities, much like practising scales and chords refine a musician’s technique.


Just as a musician without a solid grasp of musical notes risks faltering during a performance, a business that neglects growth activities jeopardizes its ability to thrive in a competitive market landscape. Without investing in growth, we subject ourselves to the whims of unpredictable market forces, leaving our fate to chance.

In today’s rapidly evolving business environment, where consumer preferences shift, technology advances, and competitors emerge, relying solely on past successes or stagnant strategies is akin to playing an outdated tune in a dynamic concert hall. Growth activities provide us with the agility and adaptability needed to navigate these changes effectively. They empower us to anticipate shifts in demand, capitalize on emerging opportunities, and stay ahead of the curve.


Moreover, investing in growth activities cultivates resilience in the face of adversity. Just as a skilled musician can improvise and adjust their performance in response to unexpected challenges, a business equipped with a diverse repertoire of growth strategies can pivot, innovate, and overcome obstacles with confidence.

In essence, growth activities are not just a means to expand the size or reach of a business; they are the cornerstone of sustainable success. By embracing growth initiatives, entrepreneurs and business leaders can craft harmonious narratives of growth, resilience, and prosperity in the ever-evolving symphony of business.


Joonas Ferm is a consultant at Aamu Partners, specializing in advising growth companies and SMEs. Through his work with numerous clients, Joonas has observed a shift in focus within the market, with an increasing emphasis on profitability over growth. In response to this trend, Joonas is sharing his insights, along with Aamu’s findings and best practices, in this blog to help businesses achieve profitability.


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