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Growthink Announces New Client PowerStretch

November 08, 2012

Los Angeles, CA November 08, 2012 Growthink, Inc, a leading business planning firm and investment bank that has helped over 500,000 entrepreneurs to successfully start, grow, and or sell their dream companies, has announced the signing of their newest client, PowerStretch, LLC. Here is their website to learn more about the products: http://www.powerstretch.net

Growthink was founded over a decade ago to assist companies in conducting market research, developing financial models, writing business plans, and offering packages to raise capital. Since that time, Growthink clients have successfully raised more than $2.5 billion in growth capital and have built successful businesses across numerous industries.

PowerStretch, LLC was founded in 2008 to develop, manufacture and market products that provide users a better, faster and safer way to achieve maximum body flexibility at the touch of a button. Brian Pilsl, General Partner of PowerStretch, LLC says its far different from most market categories for strength and conditioning today where thousands of products exist, stretching products are very limited in quantity and in functionality or scope. Brian states that medical research supports that people with back pain, range of motion problems, cramped muscles and injuries, or who seek maximum performance, flexibility work is indispensable.

“We have spent our time and resources developing the most effective and safest products possible. We are now excited to work with the business planning experts at Growthink to develop compelling marketing tactics and a strategic plan so that we can deliver our products to the sizeable market of individuals and professionals searching for flexibility solutions,” said Pilsl, also a Managing Director at PowerStretch, LLC.

“Our Growthink team is excited to welcome PowerStretch to our network of successful entrepreneurs and small business success stories and to develop a clear strategic road map so that the PowerStretch team can confidently articulate their unique value proposition as they seek the best capital partnership for their fast growing company.” says Dave Lavinsky, President & Co-founder of Growthink.

Growthink Contributes for The Christian Science Monitor

October 26, 2012

Growthink's President Dave Lavinsky speaks to first-time entrepreneurs in his October contributing article for the Christian Science Monitor.

In the article, Dave discusses the number one mistake first-time entrepreneurs are still making today. Many entrepreneurs fail because they have lack of funding to execute on their ideas and Lavinsky shares his most effective tips for making sure entrepreneurs raise significant startup capital.

Click here to read the full story.

Growthink Teams Up with Grasshopper!

October 26, 2012

This month, Grasshopper's blog sought out some of today's most influential entrepreneurs to get their take on Women business owners and learn if women were naturally wired to be more entrepreneurial than men.

Growthink's Presdident, Dave Lavinsky, teamed up with INC. Magazine journalist, Marla Tabaka to give their take on the strengths and weaknesses of women entrepreneurs based of their decades of work with female launched startups and small businesses.

Click here to read the full article on Grasshppper.com.

Growthink Featured in the Huffington Post

October 04, 2012

Growthink's President, Dave Lavinsky, wrote a letter to entrepreneurs in The Culture-ist Magazine talking about why taking risks is so important for small business growth.

The story was picked up by the Huffington Post today and named: "Taking a Leap of Calculated Faith" to share Lavinsky's checklist to help entrepreneurs decide if their ideas are worth pursuing.

Click here to read the full article on the Huffington Post.

Growthink President Becomes a Forbes Magazine Contributor

September 28, 2012


Dave Lavinsky, President of Growthink, began conributing to Forbes Magazine on the topic of entrepreneurship success and small business.

You can read Dave's latest articles on Forbes by clicking here.

Growthink Speaks with Bank of America on Small Business Financing

September 26, 2012

Growthink's CEO, Jay Turo, sat down with Bank of America's Small Business reporter, Jennifer Hickey, to discuss financing tips for small business owners.

The article discusses best practices for capital obtained by an investor after the big check is signed.

Click here to read the full story on Bank of America's Small Business Community Page.

Growthink Featured in LifeHacker

September 26, 2012

Growthink's President Dave Lavinsky was featured in Lifehacker's post "Manage Your Time Like You Manage Your Budget" picked up by "LF" Editor, Melanie Pinola.

Pinola uses Dave Lavinsky's September 18th, 2012 blog post "How to Manage Your Time Like You Manage Your Budget" as a great example for professionals to use their time where they get their biggest return.

Click here to read the full story on Lifehacker.com.

Growthink Contributes for Culture-ist Magazine

September 12, 2012

Dave Lavinsky, President of Growthink, wrote an important note to entrepreneurs in The Culture-ist Magazine today.

The note was entitled, "Choose Wisdom Over Fear" and provided thousands of daily Culture-ist readers an important checklist to easily determine which startup ideas are worth pursuing.

Click here to read the full story.

Growthink Featured in the Boston Globe

September 07, 2012

Growthink's President, Dave Lavinsky, caught up with the Boston Globe's Small Business Blogger, Jason Keith, to discuss how celebrity endorsements can boost your small business.

In the article, Dave sheds light on the most common fear small business owners have about taking on a celebrity to endorse their product or service and how publicity can convert to more customers.

Click here to read the full article on Boston.com

Growthink Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

August 30, 2012

Growthink's IT Director, Kevin McGinn, sat down with NY based Tech journalist, Riva Richmond to discuss 'DDoS' Attacks, an online threat on the rise for small online based business.

Kevin and Riva spoke about how small business owners should react and the best strategies to overcome an attack should one ever hit your website.

Click here to read the full interview.

Growthink Featured in IBIS World News

August 30, 2012

Growthink Engagement Director, Philippe Chau was invited for a Q&A with IBIS World News for their Insider's Corner to discuss research challenges for niche and specialty industries.

Growthink expects that our industry is expected to grow rappidly as the economy recovers within the next few years.

Click here to read the full interview.

Growthink Featured in INC. Magazine

August 20, 2012

Growthink's President, Dave Lavinsky, touched base with Marla Tabaka INC. Magazine contributor for a follow up interview on her New Year's article for entrepreneurs. Click here to read the origianl from January 2012: Crucial Keys to Business Success in 2012.

In her follow up interview, Marla Tabaka checks in with Dave to get INC. readers motivated once again and make sure that they have the best tips to stay on track with their startups and small businesses. Dave provides his top 3 ways to meet your business goals this year while there is still time.

Clicke here to read the 3 Ways to Meet Your Business Goals and Dave's full Interview on INC.

Growthink Contributes to Amex OPEN For Business

August 16, 2012

Growthink's President, Dave Lavinsky contributed to Amex OPEN for Business this month to help small business owners reevaluate their year-end sales goals.

Click here to read the full article and 3 tips on staying on track for growing your small business.

Growthink Interviewed on WDUN; The Morning Show With Bill & Joel

August 16, 2012


Growthink's President, Dave Lavinsky, speaks with WDUN's Morning Radio Show hosts Bill and Joel to discuss the topic of Crowdfunding, the fastest approach for startup companies to raise growth capital.

Click here to listen in to Bill & Joel's Morning Show!

 

Growthink Interviewed on WOCM-FM 98.1 Bulldog & The Rude Awakening Show

August 16, 2012


Dave Lavinsky, President of Growthink, was an expert guest on WOCM-FM 98.1's "The Rude Awakening" Morning Radio show to help entrepreneurs start their day right and learn how to use "OPM" Other People's Money to launch a startup and grow any business with social media and Crowdfunding.

Click here to visit "The Rude Awakening" past shows and interviews.

Growthink Featured on PBS "Next Avenue" for Small Business

August 16, 2012

Growthink's President, Dave Lavinsky, sat down with Gwen Moran at PBS' "Next Avenue" to discuss how entrepreneurs can size up the market for their small business.

In the interview, Dave reminds small business owners that planning is a crucial part for sizing up your market and will help you determine your company's maximum potential for growth.

Click here for the full interview & to learn 3 ways to Size Up the Market for Your Small Business.

Growthink Joins Instagram

August 07, 2012

Growthink, Inc. announces that they've joined Instagram to inspire clients and the hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs they've helped succeed, maintain motivation and continue to create jobs, solve problems and seize opportunities.

Please join the Growthink team as they continue to help entrepreneurs succeed worldwide. Follow Growthink's new Instagram account @Growthink or simply -> click here <- to "like" Growthink on facebook.

Growthink Client Featured in INK

July 26, 2012


Growthink client, WildCard Brewing, made beer news this week when inkkc.com featured them in their popular Food Bites column. WildCard’s Matthew Anderson announced that the brewery in Kansas City has four slightly different recipes for amber lager, its flagship beer.

Check out WildCard Brewing’s Facebook page to learn more about their startup and launch party this Thursday! Facebook fans get to elect their choice of flagship beer at the event.

To read the full article on WildCard Brewing in inkkc.com click here.

Growthink Appears in LoHud.com Coverage of Westchester Magazine's "Best of Westchester" Event

July 24, 2012


Growthink's Media Director, Raquel Castillo and Social Media Community Manager, Dan Ramirez attended Westchester Magazine's Best of Westchester event in support of over 2,000 small business owners in New York's Hudson Valley.

News 12 as well as LoHud.com of the Journal News were there to capture the celebrations and award winners for best of Westchester County's businesses. Congrats to our local small business owners, keep up the great work and entrepreneurial spirit!

Click here to see photos of Westchester Magazine's Best of Westchester Party 2012 on LoHud.com

Growthink Featured in Bergen News

July 24, 2012

Growthink's Media team, Raquel Castillo and Dan Ramirez worked with long-time Growthink client and New York Fashion Week designer, Raul Penaranda to promote his Fall/Winter 2012 collection to NJ small business owners.

Raul first discovered Growthink when he needed a business plan to launch and grow his first small business and clothing line in New York City.

Click here for coverage from Bergen.com on this fashion entrepreneur to watch.

Growthink's Luke Brown on Phillips Graduate Institute Panel

July 13, 2012


Growthink Advisor Luke Brown appeared as a guest panelist at Phillips Graduate Institute, addressing doctoral students who currently own or will own a business.  Dr. Kelly Peterson invited Luke at the request of Dr. Kevin Walsh, who chaired an LAX Chamber event at which Luke was also a guest panelist. Phillips is a training facility for doctoral and master’s level psychology students in Los Angeles, CA.


Growthink Featured in USA Today Money

June 27, 2012

Dave Lavinsky, a successful serial entrepreneur & co-founder of Growthink, was interviewed by USA Today Money to discuss how entrepreneurs can save hundreds of thousands of dollars by taking their business on the road with a retail truck.

Lavinsky emphasizes how the power of social media will allow owners to go to their customers rather than waiting for the sales to happen.

Click here to read the full story on USA Today.

Growthink Featured in INC. Magazine

June 12, 2012

Growthink's President Dave Lavinsky talks with Inc. Magazine's business and technology reporter Jeff Haden about the best route to take for entrepreneurs post college graduation. Should they work for a big corporation first or stay as far away from them as possible?

Click here to read the debate and weigh in.

Growthink on Financial Fitness Radio

June 04, 2012

Growthink President and co-founder Dave Lavinsky talks about why 90% of businesses fail within first five years and how funding is the key root between success and failure. The Financial Fitness Show hosts speak with Lavinsky about finding the money and how to use it to successfully grow a business.

Click here to listen to the featured show called "Finding The Money."

Growthinker Brittany Lawson Honored as A Remarkable Business Leader!

May 26, 2012

Growthink's Director of Engagement Management Brittany Lawson was nominated in the "Rising Star" category of the Los Angeles Business Journal Awards that honors "L.A.’s most successful and remarkable women business leaders who lead by example, successfully blending effective business vision with passionate commitment to positively ‘make a difference’, both in the world of business and the communities they serve. ” Great job, Brittany!