Insights from the world of private equity, strategic consulting, and business intelligence.
Investment Strategies, Bridging Valuation Gaps, Leveraging AI: VP Forum
BluWave welcomed a group of accomplished thought leaders June 22 for its latest VP forum. The panel, comprised of Lauren D’Amore of Prelude Growth Partners, Mackenzie Laudel of Shamrock Capital Advisors and Yan Levinski of Trivest Partners was moderated by BluWave founder & CEO, Sean Mooney. The experts delved into three critical aspects of the investment […]
Colocation Security: Facilities, Services, Meaning
Colocation Services: Why Use Them? Colocation services provide businesses with the space, power, cooling and security required to host their IT equipment in a data center. Colo security providers offer a wide range of services tailored to the requirements of organizations of all sizes, from small businesses that may need only a few server racks […]
Q1 2023 BluWave Insights: HR, Tech Take Center Stage
Every quarter our team analyzes the projects we work on with our 500+ PE firm clients to get a bird’s eye view of the market. We recently compiled our Q1 2023 findings into our BluWave Insights Report. You can request your copy and our client coverage team will be in touch. Key findings from Q1 […]
Sales Process Workflow: Stages, Examples for Businesses
What is a Sales Process Workflow? A sales process workflow is a systematic and visual representation of the stages and activities involved in the sales process. It outlines the sequence of steps from identifying leads to closing deals and post-sale follow-up. The primary goal of a sales process workflow is to provide a clear roadmap […]
What is Product Positioning? Framework, Strategy for Marketing
Product Positioning Framework Product positioning refers to the strategic process of establishing a distinct and favorable perception of a product in the minds of consumers relative to its competitors. It involves creating a unique and compelling position in the market that differentiates the product from others and resonates with the target customers. It is also […]
Platform Modernization: App, Software Upgrade – IT Strategy
Platform modernization is the process of updating the infrastructure, architecture and features of existing platforms to bring them up to current standards. This makes the platform more efficient, secure and valuable. Outdated platforms can be a major business liability, leading to performance issues, security vulnerabilities and compliance problems. Fixing this can help save money on […]
Tech Stacks of Companies: How To Choose
What is a Tech Stack? A tech stack is a set of software tools and programming languages that serves as the foundation of any technology project, including websites, desktop software and apps. It’s also the backbone of a project and can determine its performance, scalability and maintenance in the long run. Selecting the right one […]
Centralized Data Management: Business Intelligence & Analytics
What is Centralized Data in Business? Centralized data in business analytics involves consolidating information from across an organization into a single system for easier analysis. “This aspect of business intelligence and analytics is important because it gives companies visibility into KPIs at a high level,” says Brandon John, BluWave’s Service Provider Relationship Manager. The consolidation […]
In the Know: Essential, Accessible Digital Transformation
Digital transformation is no longer something only the biggest, wealthiest companies can afford. Not only are these services within reach for businesses of all sizes – from enterprise organizations to lower middle market companies – but they’re also essential. Learn about common improvement areas all businesses can implement to accelerate digital transformation efforts.
WHAT IS A VOICE OF THE CUSTOMER SURVEY?
Companies conduct voice of customer (VoC) studies to better understand how people interact with their product or service. While there are many techniques to gather this information, the objective is largely the same: Ensure the customer is being heard and served as best as possible. Private equity firms, portfolio companies, and private and public companies […]
VP Priorities: Add-On Acquisitions, Portfolio Value Creation
How are private equity firms confronting slower deal flow in 2023? And why is portfolio value creation activity so high? These were among the hot topics in the latest BluWave-hosted VP forum March 7. Patrick Murray of Compass Group Equity Partners, Sam Yang of Gauge Capital and Larry Flanagan of Great Range Capital joined our own Rena Frackt Zimmerman for the virtual […]
Business Intelligence Automation: What is it?
Business intelligence continues to be among the most high-demand services in the Business Builders’ Network. One aspect of BI&A that’s particularly popular is automation. The founding partner of one of our BluWave service providers says BI automation is essential to modernizing data analysis. “A lot of times the process involves people pulling data into spreadsheets […]
Fractional CFOs: What They Do, Why You Might Need an Interim CFO Instead
The chief financial officer is crucial role. But not all businesses can afford – or are ready – for one. One alternative to committing to a full-time (and expensive) C-suite financial executive is a fractional CFO. “The biggest role of a fractional CFO is going to be high-level overview. The business is typically not going […]
A Wave of Deals is Coming: Commercial Due Diligence Webinar
The private equity deal market has been slow in 2023. There are signs, however, that that could change soon. In fact, BluWave founder and CEO Sean Mooney believes PE is ready to “call a bottom” based on proprietary internal data. That means that firms must have their due diligence resources lined up ahead of the […]
Matt Cole’s Route to SBJ Capital ‘A Bit Circuitous’
Matt Cole recently joined the Karma School of Business podcast to talk private equity. The managing director at SBJ Capital spoke with host Sean Mooney about data-based decisions, how he got his start in PE and much more. Here are some of the top takeaways from their conversation. 3 Takeaways from Matt 1. An Unconventional […]