“I hired Maven to help us develop a business strategy for a new distribution channel we were planning on entering. They did an excellent job of helping us develop a much better understanding of this new market and gave us some very actionable recommendations that we are in the process of implementing. With Maven you get Tier 1 consulting quality at an affordable price. I would highly recommend them.”
— John Rowe, Community Choice Financial, SVP Marketing
With companies both large and small, we always find opportunities to improve profitability. We start with a comprehensive diagnostic of the business to identify a long list of areas for increased efficiency, lower costs or higher prices. Then we focus our efforts on the most promising areas and build a detailed roadmap for capturing the value. We typically find opportunities to lower overall costs 5%-15%.
We work with companies on their strategy when the path forward for them is not clear. Some have too many opportunities and need help on where to focus. Others are looking for new ideas. Whether you need help clarifying your overall company strategy or just a strategy for part of the business, Maven can help bring analytics and structure to those strategic choices.
When you need another point of view on your acquisition target, Maven can deploy our teams of Bain, BCG & McKinsey alumni to get you smart fast. We analyze & develop market information, interview customers and experts and identify growth opportunities to give you the confidence you are making the right decision.
After the acquisition, getting off to a good start is critical. We collaborate with management teams to develop a robust plan to accelerate value creation. Setting clear objectives, goals, strategies, tactics and metrics enables the Board to have confidence in growing the value of the enterprise.
Most mid-market companies struggle to execute on major company initiatives. Working on the business is so much more challenging than working in the business. Maven offers an annual program to provide the training, coaching, tools, structure, coordination, discipline & accountability needed to get all those projects done. When was the last time your company got 90% of the projects for the year done?
Whether your company has been doing annual planning for years or if you are new to the process, Maven Associates can help you have a productive kick-off to your year. We facilitate customized annual planning sessions designed to meet the unique objectives of the company’s leaders. Having a 3rd party facilitate your planning meeting allows everyone on the management team to participate equally.
“Maven was instrumental at guiding us through a strategic planning process. They provided not only structure but also framed our conversations in fact based research and examples. They didn’t let us “get away with anything” but caused us to confront realities in making decisions that affect the course of the company. I highly recommend Maven, particularly for a company that has not used a structured planning or evaluation process, either strategic or operational in nature.”
-Phil Slingerland, Slingerland Group, President