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Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE Amex: BVX) Names Growthink As Strategic Advisor

May 10, 2010

Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE Amex: BVX) announced today that it has retained Growthink Securities, Inc. to assist Bovie as its strategic consulting, business planning and financial advisor in connection with developing various sales and marketing strategies, any potential financing and/or sale transaction, related to one or more of Bovie’s medical device product lines.

Click here to learn more.

Growthink Advising Reno-Tahoe Winter Games on 2022 Olympic Bid

April 01, 2010

50 years ago, Squaw Valley, California played host to one of the most treasured and revered Olympic games in history

Now, half a century later, the opportunity to craft another chapter in the region's rich Olympic heritage is upon us.

There is a strong probability that the Unites States will submit a region for consideration to host the 2022 Winter Games, and right now Reno-Tahoe region is positioned to be the clear front-runner.

The Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition has been working diligently to prepare for this opportunity.  Influential regional leaders, such as the Coalition’s Chair Nevada Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki and Squaw Valley Ski Corporation’s Nancy Cushing believe that Reno - Tahoe will once again successfully host the Olympics.

Growthink has recently been retained by the coalition to assist in preparing a business plan and an overall bid strategy.  Click here to learn more. 

Growthink Sponsors Agriculture 2.0

February 26, 2010

Growthink is sponsoring a Agriculture 2.0, an event focused on building networks and knowledge in sustainability.  Click here to learn more.

Simple Business Plan Template Now Available from Growthink

September 16, 2009

With Growthink's "Ultimate Business Plan Template," Entrepreneurs Can Finish a Business Plan in Hours or Days, Not Weeks or Months.

Developing a business plan has long been considered a "necessary evil" - something that an entrepreneur must do if he wants to get his business off the ground.

Business plans are especially important when raising capital. And raising capital is even more critical than most entrepreneurs often realize.

According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), the #1 reason that businesses fail is because they run out of money. Furthermore, the SBA found a strong correlation between developing a formal business plan and the long-term success of your business.

And in today's economic environment, it's even more important to have a professional business plan to attract capital and successfully build a business.

To help entrepreneurs develop successful business plans, faster, and at a price every entrepreneur can afford, Growthink Co-Founder and President Dave Lavinsky has developed a simple, but effective Business Plan Template.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Growthink is the leading business plan consulting firm. Since 1999, Growthink has developed more than 2,000 business plans for entrepreneurs, startups, and middle market companies. Growthink clients have raised more than $1 billion in growth capital.

After 10 years of experience developing business plans and successfully raising capital for Growthink clients, Lavinsky has distilled Growthink's proven business planning process into a simple, easy-to-follow, "fill in the blanks" template. Growthink's "Ultimate Business Plan Template" allows any entrepreneur to develop a professional business plan in hours or days, not weeks or months.

As Lavinsky explains, "With Growthink's Ultimate Business Plan Template, the business planning process is no longer a dreaded chore, it's no longer a road block to successful entrepreneurship." He continued, "Now, an entrepreneur can finish a business plan quickly and easily, and get on with successfully raising capital and growing a profitable business."

Growthink's "Ultimate Business Plan Template" includes the following benefits and features:

  • Detailed, simple-to-follow instructions to quickly and painlessly create a professional business plan
  • Automatically synchronized Financial Projections, to simplify the most intimidating section of the business plan creation process
  • Fill-in-the-blank Executive Summary with helpful tips and examples
  • Compatible in Microsoft Word and Excel for simple customization
  • Free support to answer questions should any arise
  • Instant download so you can get started right now
  • 365 day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee
  • Extra bonuses worth hundreds of dollars


And, for a limited time, Growthink's "Ultimate Business Plan Template" also comes with a 30-day free trial to GrowthinkUniversity.com - Growthink's premium entrepreneurship training program. GrowthinkUniversity.com is home to hundreds of articles, training videos, tools, and resources for developing a professional business plan, raising capital, and growing a successful business.

For more information about Growthink's "Ultimate Business Plan Template," call 800-810-7068 or visit http://www.growthink.com/products/business-plan-template.

Growthink Launches Capital Raising Bootcamp

August 06, 2009

Earlier this week, Growthink began its much anticipated Capital Raising Bootcamp.

Growthink’s Capital Raising Bootcamp was designed to teach entrepreneurs everything they need to know in order to raise capital for their businesses.

The Bootcamp, which is delivered virtually via four live 90-minute webinars, covers the following topics:

Session 1: Essential Overview of Raising Capital

This session includes an overview of the three core categories of financing: debt, equity and alternative/creative financing. It then discusses the pros and cons of each of the 40 sources of capital included in these three categories.

Session 2: Required Capital Documentation and Debt, Grants & Alternative Funding

This session teaches entrepreneurs how to complete the nine core types of documents that are required when raising capital. It then provides step-by-step guidance on how to raise capital from debt, grants and creative & alternative financing sources.

Session 3: Venture Capital, Angel and Friend & Family Funding

This session goes step-by-step through the process of raising equity capital from friends & family members, angel investors and venture capital firms.

Session 4: Detailed Q&A

As anticipated, this initial offering of Growthink’s Capital Raising Bootcamp was sold out. If you are interested in getting on the wait list for our next Bootcamp, click here: http://www.growthink.com/products/capital-raising-bootcamp.

Growthink Named Strategic Advisor to Holographics, Inc.

July 20, 2009

Los Angeles, CA - Growthink has been selected as a strategic investment banking partner for Holographics, Inc. In light of recent flight disasters and emergency landings, including the recent emergency landing of a Southwest Airlines flight in West Virginia and the crash in Iran that killed 168 passengers, Holographics believes that its unique patented technology could drastically improve safety within the aviation industry. The Company is actively seeking a strategic acquisition partner with the financial, technical, and marketing resources to take advantage of the technology.

Holographics' Non-Destructive Testing technology, the Remote Acoustic Doppler System ("RAID"), was improved with DARPA funding, but is the sole property of Holographics. RAID not only detects flaws in composites, metals and other manufactured materials, it is also able to create a comprehensive description of the area being tested, including characterization and size of any defect. The RAID system operates by generating a shock wave that impacts the target and its proprietary software analyzes the resulting resonant frequencies in order to determine whether a defect is present.

Unlike current technology used for testing, the RAID system identifies the exact location of each defect, the size of the defect, and the depth of it within each layer of the composite. The system has been employed to test NASA space shuttles and rocket engines, US Navy B2 aircrafts and helicopter blades, as well as various other tests for organizations such as Boeing, Honeywell, and the Royal Air Force.

The RAID technology could serve as a key preventative measure in many governmental and commercial aviation applications. The Southwest emergency landing in West Virginia was related to a football-sized hole in the aircraft fuselage. According to RAID's inventor, Dr. John Webster, "The hole in the fuselage was probably due to corrosion, alternatively a fractured frame member, or cracking. This is exactly the type of defect that RAID is excellent at detecting."

Growthink is currently acting as a financial advisor to Holographics and is pursuing a strategic acquisition partner on the company's behalf. Please contact Troy Centazzo at Growthink: (310) 846-5009.

Growthink Releases Guide to Creative & Alternative Financing Sources

July 20, 2009

The mistake that most new and early stage companies make is that they go after highly competitive sources of funding. While getting venture capital or bank loans IS possible, it’s like driving on an extremely crowded highway. That is, you are competing against all the other cars (businesses).

To assist companies in successfully raising capital, Growthink just released a special new report entitled Growthink's "Definitive Guide to Creative & Alternative Financing Sources."

The Guide is like an off-highway roadmap. It presents 28 alternative routes for raising capital. It allows entrepreneurs to get off the crowded highway and to stop competing with so many other entrepreneurs seeking the same old financing sources. And it allows them to quickly start raising capital from the sources that most entrepreneurs don’t even know about.

To learn more about this report, click here: http://www.growthink.com/products/creative-financing-guide

Growthink Develops Business Plan for Beverage Brands, Inc.

July 15, 2009

Long Island NY - Launched in July of 2008, Beverage Brands, Inc., is quickly becoming a major player in the functional beverage market.

Beverage Brands’ initial product offering, MATÉ Fusion, is a healthy drink made with Yerba Maté and all natural fruit juices, and is currently available at 1,000 locations across the country. The Company is currently focused on increasing its production capabilities and expanding its distribution pipeline in major regional markets.

Beverage Brands, Inc., worked with Growthink and its team on the development of a business plan used to seek additional funding for expansion. Beverage Brands' CEO and founder Paul Adler was happy to proclaim that, "Growthink was second to none in their expertise in developing our business plan."

Brittany Lawson, a Senior Business Analyst at Growthink who managed the project, adds that, "Mr. Adler is a consummate professional and CEO. I greatly admired his drive and vision, and believe that the combination of this dynamic individual and the tasty, healthy beverages will lead the Company to greater future success."

For more information about Beverage Brands, Inc. and MATÉ Fusion, visit http://www.matefusiondrink.com/.

Growthink Releases Step by Step Guide to Raising Capital from Banks & SBA Lenders

July 03, 2009

Last year, the U.S. government provided funding to 69,434 companies through its Small Business Administration (SBA) lending program. And currently, the SBA has $45 Billion in loans outstanding to entrepreneurs.

 

Furthermore, this amount is dwarfed by the number and amount of traditional bank loans that are given to startup and growing companies.

But while SBA and traditional bank loans are such an ample source of capital and a perfect fit for so many startups and growing companies, most entrepreneurs don’t know how to access these funds.

As a result, Growthink has developed and now released our a new report entitled "Growthink's Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capital from Banks & SBA Lenders."

To learn more about this report, click here: http://www.growthink.com/products/loanguide

 

Growthink Named Strategic Advisor to BacTech Mining Corporation

May 16, 2009

Growthink announced that the firm has been named strategic advisor of record to BacTech Mining Corporation, a publicly-traded Canadian company specializing in the clean up and reclamation of metal mine tailings.

Headquartered in Toronto, BacTech is an environmental services firm that owns a proprietary, patented bacterial oxidation process that enables responsible mining via environmentally-friendly technology. Called "bioleaching," BacTech's groundbreaking and time-tested process employs naturally-occurring bacteria that oxidize hazardous materials at mine sites while extracting the residual metals therein.

Growthink was engaged by BacTech to communicate the benefit of this pioneering technology to the U.S. clean tech investment community with the goal of securing domestic funding or strategic partnerships via comprehensive campaigns in Web marketing, public relations, financial advisory, and investment banking.

"Growthink possesses the expertise, relationships and investment capabilities in the clean tech space that we feel will position BacTech for a successful equity capital raise," said Ross Orr, President and CEO of BacTech. "We look forward to continuing to build our relationship with the talented Growthink team as our firm becomes poised for future growth."

"We're extremely excited to be working with BacTech, and to introduce them to prospective domestic investors," said Jay Turo, CEO and Managing Partner of Growthink. "The renewed focus on bioleaching will set the stage for clean tech and environmental fund interest, and will position BacTech as the leading provider of bacterial oxidation to the mining industry."

Learn more about BacTech and bioleaching at http://www.bactech.com.