All posts by Matthew Toren

Matthew Toren

About Matthew Toren

Matthew Toren is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, investor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com. 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.
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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
    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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  • 25 Tweetable Twitter Tips You Wish You Knew Years Ago
    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
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  • Top 20 Small Business Bloggers Dominating the Market
    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
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  • 3 Tips For Finding The Right PR Agency
    3 Tips For Finding The Right PR Agency

    As your business grows odds are good you’re going to need a PR plan either with an in-house devoted staff member or for most entrepreneur’s an outside agency. PR is an important way to garner more attention...

    • Posted May 13, 2014
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    Seven Common Small Business Mistakes and How to Deal With Them

    Keep in mind that more start up businesses fail than succeed, but those who follow this advice are more prepared to ward off unnecessary blunders than wind up in bankruptcy. Mistakes are inevitable, but the best defense...

    • Posted May 6, 2014
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    The Top 5 Tech Investors For 2014

    The tech world is a myriad of brains, innovation, and big money. The last couple decades have produced hundreds of technology wonders all striving to be king of the hill. Goetz, Andreessen, Fenton, Thiel, and Hoffman are...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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