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Top 5 Ways Mid-Market Companies Are Leveraging AI to Boost Revenue

Top 5 Ways Mid-Market Companies Are Leveraging AI to Boost Revenue In the rapidly evolving landscape of business technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a cornerstone for growth and innovation. Mid-market companies, those with the agility to adapt quickly but the scale to implement significant changes, are particularly well-placed to capitalize on AI’s potential. […]

Improving Your Exit Multiple

Improving Your Exit Multiple with Value Creation Levers When you sell your company, the value of your company hinges on something called the exit multiple. An exit multiple isn’t arbitrary; it’s shaped by different factors acting like levers. Each lever nudges your company’s value up or down. At Maven we call these “Value Creation Levers”. […]

Top 5 Ways Mid-Market Companies are Saving Money Using AI

AI is redefining business for mid-sized companies. A powerhouse of innovation, it’s driving change like never before. These organizations are in a prime position to take advantage of AI’s benefits, balancing the agility of small firms with the resources of larger corporations. However, challenges related to data privacy, integration, and ethics can complicate the adoption process. […]

Navigating the Changing Tides: Assessing the Likelihood of a Recession in 2023

Rethinking Recession in Light of a Resilient Job Market The possibility of a recession in the United States in 2023 has been a subject of significant speculation among economists, CEOs, investors, and the public. However, recent developments have led experts to reassess their predictions. The resiliency of the job market has emerged as a crucial […]

Improving Business Strategy for Growth and Scale with AI

The rapid advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have created significant opportunities for mid-market companies to improve their business strategies for growth and scale. By leveraging AI, mid-market companies can enhance their decision-making processes, increase efficiency, enhance customer experience, and become more agile. In this white paper, we will explore the impact of AI on mid-market […]

Scaling Your Business

As your business grows, your profit margins increase automatically – it’s a pervasive myth that could not be farther from reality. In most cases, your margins will shrink alongside business expansion for a variety of reasons. It takes a conscious and proactive approach to combat cost increases and reap the rewards of your growth. Here’s […]

Time to Refresh Your Strategy

Are You (and your team) Prepared for What Comes Next? The pandemic has brought changes to virtually every business and industry. Some of the changes have been small, but many are significant. Some are positive changes, some are negative. These changes happened in a relatively short period of time. It is a tribute to business […]

Principles of Strategy

In broad strokes, strategy is decision making—but not in the way one might think. The most important part of your strategy is deciding what you’re not going to do. What is Strategy? Strategy, simply stated, is how you get from Point A (where you are now) to Point B (where you want to be). You […]

Maximize Your Exit Valuation Multiple

Co-authored with @StenningSchueppert. Successful private equity (“PE”) firms generally execute well in the three commonly accepted phases of portfolio company value creation: 1) Buy right, 2) Grow EBITDA, and 3) Sell that EBITDA at highest multiple possible. In our experience, many PE firms are missing critical low-hanging fruit by not maximizing their exit multiples because they […]

5 Approaches to Profitability

With the economy slowing, many companies will shift their focus to improving their profitability. Is your management team prepared to take a fresh look at how to grow profit margins? In our work with mid-market companies over the last decade, we have helped uncover many different ways to improve profits. Here are our Top 5 approaches to improving […]