All posts by Matthew Toren

Matthew Toren

About Matthew Toren

Matthew Toren is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, investor and co-founder of He is co-author, with his brother Adam, of Kidpreneurs and Small Business, BIG Vision: Lessons on How to Dominate Your Market from Self-Made Entrepreneurs Who Did it Right (Wiley). He's based in Vancouver, B.C.
  • How To Bootstrap your Startup with Your Paycheck

    Paycheck Financing: A Great Way To Bootstrap Your Startup by Sramana Mitra Entrepreneurs looking to launch their startups are often faced with myriad difficult decisions, chief among them being the question of seed financing. If you’ve ever...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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    Rethinking the Way You Plan Events, Weddings, Corporate Meetings, and Parties

    What is Greenvelope? is a Seattle based start-up rethinking event planning. Our event planning services allow people to custom design and send digital invitations and easily manage events with integrated tools such as RSVP and plus...

    • Posted December 8, 2014
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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