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Dave Lavinsky

Dave Lavinsky is the co-founder of Growthink, a Los Angeles-based consulting firm that helps entrepreneurs identify and pursue new opportunities, develop business plans, raise capital and build growth strategies. He is the author of Start at The End (Wiley, 2012). Lavinksy has guest lectured at universities, developed more than 100 business plans and has written hundreds of articles on entrepreneurship, business planning and raising capital. He is also a serial entrepreneur, having started and exited multiple Internet and product-focused ventures.

17 Recent Stories

Use Metrics to Maximize Results From Your Sales Team

Use Metrics to Maximize Results From Your Sales Team

Tracking key variables can focus, motivate and educate your staff, netting greater profits.
March 26, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How to Get More Visitors to Click, Buy or Promote on Your Site

How to Get More Visitors to Click, Buy or Promote on Your Site

Your visitors follow a path after visiting your site. Make sure they get to where you want them to go.
February 15, 2014 in Online Marketing
Tracking These 6 Metrics Could Boost Your Sales

Tracking These 6 Metrics Could Boost Your Sales

If you're not tracking these numbers, you'll have a hard time growing.
January 17, 2014 in Sales

How to Improve the Success of a Membership Program

The key is to track and improve these important key performance indicators.
December 5, 2013 in Sales
5 Ways to Close The Sale With Indecisive Customers

5 Ways to Close The Sale With Indecisive Customers

Not all of your customers will be ready to buy the first time you meet them. Here's how to turn prospective buyers into loyal customers.
October 22, 2013 in Sales
7 Ways to Pump Up Employee Engagement In Your Office

7 Ways to Pump Up Employee Engagement In Your Office

Giving your employees the ability to set and maintain their own goals will be a big morale booster. Here's how.
September 27, 2013 in Managing Employees
Why You Shouldn't Send Your Business Plan to Investors

Why You Shouldn't Send Your Business Plan to Investors

Creating a business plan is important. But the trick is in learning how to leverage it to best get funding.
August 23, 2013 in Your Business Plan
How to Start Mapping Your Marketing Plan Right Now

How to Start Mapping Your Marketing Plan Right Now

Creating a marketing funnel that converts prospective customers into paying ones is key to your sales strategy. Here's how to get started.
August 8, 2013 in Marketing Basics

Why Your Business Needs to Stop Acting Like a 4-Year-Old

Poorly run businesses, like small children, need constant supervision. Here are key strategies to help your business operate more smoothly.
July 26, 2013 in Business Management
The 3 Dashboards You Must Have for Your Business Now

The 3 Dashboards You Must Have for Your Business Now

It's important to have hard figures on how your business is doing at your finger tips. Keeping track of these numbers doesn't have to take time. Here are three dashboards that will do the work for you
July 12, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Numbers You Need to Know to Grow Your Business

Numbers You Need to Know to Grow Your Business

Managing your business well means measuring your progress regularly. Here are five ways to better keep track of your numbers to help boost your bottom line.
June 12, 2013 in Business Management
5 Ways to Minimize Risk for Investors

5 Ways to Minimize Risk for Investors

If you want investors to be confident in financing your business, show them you know the risks your business is up against and are working to avoid them. Here are five ways to get started.
May 9, 2013 in Financing
3 Meetings Every Business Should Have

3 Meetings Every Business Should Have

Plan office meetings strategically and you're creating a road map for success. This doesn't have to be complicated. Here are three kinds of meetings that will help your business set and meet its goals
May 1, 2013 in Human Resources
Why Employees Need a Say in Your Business Planning

Why Employees Need a Say in Your Business Planning

When employees help set your company's goals, they'll be more committed to seeing them through. Here are some strategies to better engage employees in business planning.
April 11, 2013 in Human Resources
Reverse-Engineering Your Business Plan: Success Starts With the End

Reverse-Engineering Your Business Plan: Success Starts With the End

Focusing on your ultimate goals can help you devise a plan to reach them.
January 3, 2013 in Your Business Plan

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