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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 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!

Growthink Featured in WSJ

May 23, 2012

The recent Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act passed by the US President is about to provide an exciting new tool for entrepreneurs and small businesses to raise capital. Equity-based crowdfunding will allow for small firms to sell equity stakes of their company online to a vast number of invesors.

President of Growthink Dave Lavinsky weighs in on the many nuances to keep in mind and how to do equity-based crowdfunding right.

Click here to read the full story.

Growthink Client on Fox Business News

May 15, 2012

When Raul Peñranda, a New York City Fashion Designer and Small Business owner, was asked by Fox Business News how he's been able to launch such a successful statup in a down economy, he mentioned Growthink for giving him tools to grow his startup and for supplying small business resources that are always right at his fingertips.

Our favorite quote from the interview? "We are a small business with a big heart." -- Our Growthink team continues to wish Raul the most success with his fashion startup!

Watch Raul Penaranda's full interview on Fox Business News by clicking here.

Growthink Published in Amex OPEN Forum

May 10, 2012

Growthink's contribution to Amex OPEN Forum for May 2012 discusses How to Pitch Investors so They Bite. President of Growthink, Dave Lavinsky, shares five ways you can get nail your investor presentation.

Click here to read the full article.

Growthink Client Tax Saver Network Announces 500 New Members

May 10, 2012

Growthink client Tax Saver Network announces almost 500 new agent members from the San Diego brokerage Real Living Real Estate.  Learn more about the Tax Saver Network and 1031 exchanges at  Kudos to Company President David Greenberger and his team for this great accomplishment!

Growthink Featured in Amex OPEN Forum

May 07, 2012

Growthink's President and co-founder, Dave Lavinsky, was interviewed by Amex OPEN Forum on the top five ways an entrepreneur can improve their business plan.

With almost two decades of business planning experience, Dave continues to be relied on as the Business Planning expert for the Open Forum Small Business community.

Click here to read the full article on 5 Ways to Take Your Business Plan to the Next Level.

Growthink Featured in INC. Magazine

May 07, 2012

INC. Magazine sought out the nation's most successful and influential entrepreneurs to reveal the companies that they thought were the best to work with. The article asks, "if it takes one to know one, who better to know great companies than entrepreneurs who have started great companies?" Growthink's Presdient & co-founder, Dave Lavinsky, was invited to comment amongst entrepreneurial heavy hitters such as Russell Simmons, Eric Ripert, Caterina Fake, Ken Block, and many more in one of the most exciting articles of 2012.

Click here to read Inc. Magazine's full article on Entrepreneurs and the Companies They Love.

Growthink CEO Jay Turo Featured on Software Advice

May 07, 2012

Growthink's CEO & co-founder, Jay Turo, was interviewed on to reveal the five HR must haves from Startup to Small Business. Jay shares his expertise on how the media plays up overnight successes like Instagram, but how most entrepreneurs require a well planned, slow, and upward growth process.

Click here to read Jay Turo's Full Interview on the 5 HR Must Haves from Startup to Small Business.

Growthink Interviewed on Entrepreneurial Fit Radio

May 07, 2012

Growthink President, Dave Lavinsky, was invited to the Entrepreneur Podcast Network to interview with Host, Eric Dye of Entrepreneurial Fit Radio. Dave's interview reveals how being an entrepreneur is about managing your time and energy. Radio audience received tips on how to incorporate workouts in to your weekly work schedule and how important sleep is for success.

Click here to listen to Growthink's full interview on Entrepreneurial Fit Radio.




Growthink Interviewed on Business for Breakfast

May 07, 2012

Growthink's President, Dave Lavinsky, was invited to discuss What Entrepreneurs Can Do Right That Most Entrepreneurs do wrong on the Consumer Corner segment on the Business for Breakfast Radio Show. Dave talks to the hosts on how entrepreneurs can launch a successful business that will continue to grow and answers listener questions on how to turn their ideas in to actions and results.







Growthink Interviewed on Finances Radio

May 07, 2012

Growthink President, Dave Lavinsky was a guest on Finances Radio with host Phil Cioppa. Dave was invited to discuss why now is a better time than ever to start a business despite a down economy. Dave also spoke to Phil Ciopppa about the latest success stories in Crowdfunding and how more entrepreneurs can use social media to grow and raise money for their startups.

Click here & stay tuned for Finances Radio interview update with our Growthink guest, Dave Lavinsky.

Growthink Featured in USA Today Money

May 07, 2012

Growthink's Media Director, Raquel Castillo, was featured in USA Today Money to discuss how to set up a budget when starting at your first job or even starting your first business. The article teaches professionals of all ages how to start with the basics and even seek professional financial help and coaching to stay on track and pay yourself first.

You can see Growthink in USA Today and read the full article by clicking here.

Growthink Presents at the New York Xpo for Business 2012

May 07, 2012

May 3, 2012 - New York City, New York -- Over the course of two days in early May, more than 10,000 attendees visited the New York Xpo for Business making it the largest tradeshow for entrepreneurs and small to mid-sized businesses. Growthink, Inc. was invited to participate and keynote to Presidents, CEOs and top executives of privately held firms entering the next phase of growth. Attendees diligently listened to Growthink's President, Dave Lavinsky who presented on the topic of 'How to Double Your Profits' and stayed after for questions. Entrepreneurs stuck around long after Dave ended his presentation to interact with the New York Growthink team and meet other exciting startup and small business owners.

Ansell Limited (ANN.AX) acquires Growthink client Sandel Medical

May 02, 2012


Growthink client Sandel Medical Industries was acquired by Ansell Limited (ANN.AX), a global leader in protection solutions.  Ansell will continue the Sandel business under the Ansell Sandel Medical Solutions LLC name.

The Sandel product range covers six key product categories (sharps safety, ergonomic safety, medication handling & specimen handling, safety kits and safety products/correct site markers for patients) and will allow Ansell to offer hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers cost-effective solutions to improve safety of the environment of patients and staff and to comply with the ever increasing regulatory and legislative safety requirements for patients and staff.

Magnus Nicolin, CEO of Ansell Limited commented "The acquisition is an important step in Ansell's strategy to grow in both existing business segments, as well as to expand with integrated solutions in surgical safety." He concluded. "We are very excited about the Sandel opportunity and look forward to working with their experienced management team, staff, and valued customers."

About Ansell

Ansell is a world leader in providing superior health and safety protection solutions that enhance human well being. With operations in the North America, Latin America, EMEA and Asia, Ansell employs more than 10,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the industrial and medical gloves market, as well as in the sexual health and well being category worldwide. Ansell operates in four main business segments: Medical Solutions, Industrial Solutions, New Verticals, and Sexual Wellness. Information on Ansell and its products can be found at

About Sandel

Founded in 2002, Sandel Medical Industries was created around 2 key principles: to seek out unresolved safety issues in the operating room: and to develop and manufacture practical "Problem-Solving" products that address staff and patient safety. Information on Sandel and its solutions can be found at


Growthink Contributes to Amex OPEN For Business

April 12, 2012

Dave Lavinsky will be a regular contributor to the Amex OPEN For Business Forum.

Today's piece offers unique ways to raise growth capital for entrepreneurs and small businesses struggling to find the funding they need.

Click here to read 5 Unique Ways to Obtain Growth Funding.

GT Securities Client Whitley Receives $8.9 Million in Financing

April 12, 2012


Keltic Financial Services announced the funding of an $8.925 million senior secured credit facility, consisting of a $7.5 million revolving line of credit, a $925,000 term loan and a $500,000 CAPEX loan, to Whitley Products, a client of GT Securities' (Growthink's wholly owned broker-dealer) affiliate network.

The company, headquartered in Warsaw, IN is a Tier Two supplier of fabricated tubular products serving the diesel engine, agricultural and off highway industries.


Growthink Teams Up with Startup America

April 06, 2012

Dave Lavinsky was asked to present a webinar for Startup America where he spoke to entrepreneurs on the best ways to raise capital for their startups in 2012. 

For more information on Startup America click here.

How to Write a Compelling Executive Summary by Dave Lavinsky on

March 27, 2012

Dave Lavinsky's article, How to Write a Compelling Executive Summary, provides readers with insider tips on how to create the most important part of a business plan.

Dave is a regular contributing writer and valued expert at

Click here to read Dave's article.

Dave Lavinsky Interviewed on Life Tips Webmaster Radio

March 27, 2012

Dave Lavinsky interviewed on Life Tips Radio on How to Use OPM, or other peoples money, to Start Your Own Business. Dave talks about crowdfunding, the new social-media-driven path to becoming a successful entrepreneur.

Click here to listen to Dave's interview on Crowdfunding.

Dave Lavinsky Featured in the Wall Street Journal

March 21, 2012

Dave Lavinsky was published in the Wall Street Journal on Sunday as part of a debate on Crowdfunding. Dave argues why Crowdfunding is so important and why the U.S. government must continue to support it.

You can read the full article in the WSJ here.

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