All posts by Matthew Toren
Get Your Customers to Fund Your Business – NakedWines Did It!
Many companies, particularly tech startups, get funding from venture capital groups or angel investors – individuals who fund a startup in exchange for a stake in the business or return on the investment. Crowdfunding is a less...
- Posted November 21, 2014
Here’s the Perfect Starting Point for New Online Businesses
People start new businesses online every day, so it can’t be that hard right? No, it’s not. In fact, it’s maybe too easy to start a business online. To start a business that does well and lasts...
- Posted November 9, 2014
Two Skateboarding Dads Invent Award-Winning Kids Products Now in Major Retail Stores
Two California brother in-laws, Jason Arriola and Will Regan, teamed up to start a business and now these two Skateboarding dads are living the dream of entrepreneurism. So how did they do it? Tired of always seeing...
- Posted October 31, 2014
What Can a Homeless Guy Learn From Sir Richard Branson?
“Wear a condom” Actually, that’s what Richard Branson says is the best advice his father gave him. The world’s favourite billionaire’s dad was obviously a wise man too. So what can a homeless guy really learn from...
- Posted October 24, 2014
Two Parents Turn $700 Savings Into a Million Dollar Business
When you think of a new baby, immediately we think “sleep deprivation.” Most parents have experienced sleep issues with babies or toddlers, but one Texas couple took matters into their own hands and invented a solution to...
- Posted October 12, 2014
An Honest Look at Startup Health From U.S. Business Owners [Visual Survey]
The American Dream is alive and well with entrepreneurs starting their own business ventures left and right. While many aspiring entrepreneurs might be discouraged by the dismal survival rates of startups, others might be surprised that the...
- Posted October 3, 2014
3 Tips To Avoid Scheduled Social Media Disaster
You may think that programming all your social media messages for the weeks at a time is a good thing, but there are some serious mistakes to that strategy alone. Like any good marketing plan, a balanced...
- Posted September 5, 2014
Four Ways You Can Succeed as a Social Media Superstar
Ever wonder why some small businesses seem to rock at social media whilst others (maybe even yourself) are anything but superstars? I am going to give you the secret formula in this post. People like to buy;...
- Posted July 8, 2014
25 Tweetable Twitter Tips You Wish You Knew Years Ago
Twitter hit the scene in 2006 and since then most industry experts have taken notice and have tried to master the art of promotion through this valuable and widely used social network. In 2013, Twitter was one...
- Posted June 16, 2014
Top 20 Small Business Bloggers Dominating the Market
If you own a small business you should be blogging. No excuses. It makes sense for every industry. You do have time. I can overcome any excuse you send my way. If you could offer your customers...
- Posted May 21, 2014