All posts by Matthew Toren

  • 5 Essential Skills for Entrepreneurial Survival

    Scientists tell us that over millions of years, humans have developed specialized skills that have allowed us to survive and thrive as a species.  From learning to create and use tools, to language, and social skills, we’ve...

    • Posted September 17, 2010
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  • Perfect Business Summit 2010 is Getting Close!

    A couple of weeks ago, we ran an article about the Perfect Business Summit 2010, to be held October 7-8 at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  Well, the date is getting closer, and the event...

    • Posted September 10, 2010
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  • What Makes You So Special?

    What causes people to want to hire you for your services, use your product, visit your website, or read your blog?  Whatever industry you’re in, there’s little doubt you have some form of competition.  So why is...

    • Posted August 24, 2010
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  • Philips Livable Cities – Latest to Reward Great Ideas

    If you think of corporate America as cold, hard, and uncaring, you’re not alone. But several big companies have stepped up recently to prove they too have heart and want to help make our world a better...

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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  • 30 Days to Pumped Up Blog Traffic

    It’s pretty much universally accepted these days that having a blog is a smart move for any business.  And because just about everyone understands that, just about everyone (and their uncle) has a blog.  What that means...

    • Posted August 6, 2010
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  • Building a Brand? Join the Crowd!

    Most start-ups and entrepreneurs will by now have heard of “Crowdsourcing.” It is the Web 2.0 phenomenon that sounds almost too good to be true. It’s a simple way to find hundreds, even thousands of contractors who...

    • Posted July 30, 2010
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  • 7 Tips for Kick-Butt Blog Writing

    Far different from book or other formal writing, writing for a blog requires its own specific set of skills. And once you’ve got them down pat, you’ll be able to produce sparkling, original, copy that will keep...

    • Posted July 27, 2010
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  • Social Media Marketing – Why It’s Not Enough

    There’s little doubt social media marketing can be a valuable resource for both internet-based and brick and mortar businesses.  But it’s just as important to know what it can’t do for you as to know its benefits. ...

    • Posted July 21, 2010
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  • Flickr – The Best Kept Social Networking Secret?

    Chances are good that when you think of social networks, you think of Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare, and when you think of Flickr, you think photo sharing.  We recently posted an article on paid and free image...

    • Posted July 14, 2010
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  • Perfecting Your Pitch – 7 Questions in 60 Seconds

    “What do you do?”  It’s a simple enough question, and for many, the answer is simple and easy.  If you work at a job, for example, it’s easy enough to say, “I’m an HR manager for Sears,”...

    • Posted July 6, 2010
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