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Adam Toren

Adam Toren is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, investor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com. He is co-author, with his brother Matthew, 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 Phoenix, Ariz.

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How to Have a Social Life as a Young Trep

How to Have a Social Life as a Young Trep

With a busy startup schedule, it can be hard to devote any time to forging new relationships or even keeping old ones. Here's how to make time for the ones you love -- and yourself.
February 27, 2013 in Work/Life Balance
Lessons in Leadership From the Latest D.C. Debacle

Lessons in Leadership From the Latest D.C. Debacle

Of course, getting Congress to move in lockstep with the White House is obviously a challenge. But the latest impasse could offer some lessons for entrepreneurs in similar predicaments.
February 25, 2013 in Leadership
Want to Charm Customers or Clients? Channel Your Inner Politician

Want to Charm Customers or Clients? Channel Your Inner Politician

No one can work a room like a politician. Here are a few tips for using their powers of persuasion to help you better communicate.
February 8, 2013 in Marketing
Divide and Conquer: What War Can Teach You About Business

Divide and Conquer: What War Can Teach You About Business

When launching a startup, going up against giant companies may be in your future. Here's how to trounce them in a grudge match.
January 16, 2013 in Starting a Business

How to Set and Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions

When starting up a new business, it can be so difficult to pull your head up from working to see the big picture. Thankfully, there's New Year's for that.
January 1, 2013 in Grow Your Business
6 Essential Time Savers for Overworked Young Entrepreneurs

6 Essential Time Savers for Overworked Young Entrepreneurs

Here are some approaches to work that can help make the best use of your time and energy when you're starting or growing a business.
December 22, 2012 in Starting a Business
Start-Up Jitters? 6 Ways to Ease into Entrepreneurship

Start-Up Jitters? 6 Ways to Ease into Entrepreneurship

Starting up for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. Here's how to soothe your fears and boost your odds for success.
December 18, 2012 in Startup Basics
Eyeing an Industry Conference? Here's How to Tackle It

Eyeing an Industry Conference? Here's How to Tackle It

Industry conferences can quickly become a huge expense, so you'd better choose wisely. Here's how to decide which to attend and make the most out of them.
December 8, 2012 in Marketing
6 Tips for Staying Sane Over the Holidays

6 Tips for Staying Sane Over the Holidays

Hard to believe the holidays are upon us, Thanksgiving has just wrapped and the rest of the holidays will be here in a blink. Here's your guide to a stress-free season.
December 3, 2012 in Marketing

Need a Post-Sandy Stress Reliever? Take Small Breaks

Just breathe, take a walk and eat nurturing foods. These tips and others will help you reduce your stress load, even when you're not dealing with a natural disaster.
November 6, 2012 in Business Management
5 Ways to Set a New Company Up for Success

5 Ways to Set a New Company Up for Success

Making a big splash early on can set your company up for successes down the road. Here are some suggestions for giving your company the upper hand.
November 3, 2012 in Startup Basics
4 Tips for Using Pinterest to Market Your Startup

4 Tips for Using Pinterest to Market Your Startup

Do you really know how to use Pinterest to help attract people to your business? If not, here's a brief tutorial.
September 28, 2012 in Social Media

How to Handle Problem Employees -- And Fire Them if Needed

No one envy's an entrepreneur when it's time to let problem employees go. Here's how to make the process as smooth as possible.
September 7, 2012 in Business Management

Tools, Technology and Retail Options that Make Starting Up Today a Cinch

Everyone knows starting up isn't easy. But before you feel sorry for yourself, think about what it was like when your grandparents or parents were your age.
August 30, 2012 in Starting a Business
Thinking of Majoring in Entrepreneurship? Read This First

Thinking of Majoring in Entrepreneurship? Read This First

For many heading to campus who also dream of starting a business one day, majoring in entrepreneurship can help. But it's far from the only major decision you'll need to make along the way.
August 29, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
8 Tips for Business Success from Costco's Jim Sinegal

8 Tips for Business Success from Costco's Jim Sinegal

Even brilliant start-up entrepreneurs could benefit from learning a thing or two from the long-time Costco CEO.
August 14, 2012 in Leadership
6 Ways Young Treps Can Make Time for a Vacation

6 Ways Young Treps Can Make Time for a Vacation

It's summer. So we thought we'd explore different ways that even the busiest start-up entrepreneurs can make time to get away.
July 15, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
How to Know When It's Time to Walk Away

How to Know When It's Time to Walk Away

Starting a business takes passion -- and often a reality check. Here's how to know when moving on might be the best thing for your business.
July 4, 2012 in Go Forward
7 Ways to Weigh Your Start-Up Risks -- and Reduce Them

7 Ways to Weigh Your Start-Up Risks -- and Reduce Them

Starting up is obviously a risk, which can make jumping right in scary. Here's how to minimize those risks to boost your entrepreneurial rewards.
July 3, 2012 in Starting a Business

Daddy, I want to be an Entrepreneur!

As starting a business is no easy task, it might be difficult to embrace a child's decision to follow in your footsteps. But you should try. Here are 8 ways to encourage your little ones.
June 15, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
What to Consider Before Quitting Your Day Job

What to Consider Before Quitting Your Day Job

Keeping a steady job can help sustain you and yours while your business is just getting off the ground. Here are five factors to consider before letting go of your 9 to 5.
June 4, 2012 in Grow Your Business

How to Know When It's Time to Quit Your Day Job

Keeping a steady job can help sustain you and yours while your business is just getting off the ground. Here are five factors to consider before letting go of your 9 to 5.
May 31, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
10 Things Colleges Don't Tell Young Entrepreneurs at Graduation

10 Things Colleges Don't Tell Young Entrepreneurs at Graduation

A college degree can give grads confidence and poise. But it won't guarantee business success.
May 12, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
A Young Entrepreneur's Best Friend is His... Mom?

A Young Entrepreneur's Best Friend is His... Mom?

A helping hand from mom -- or dad -- can be vital for newbie entrepreneurs. Here are six ways to make your career in entrepreneurship more palatable to them.
May 11, 2012 in Startup Basics
Competition: A Choice Activity for Young Entrepreneurs

Competition: A Choice Activity for Young Entrepreneurs

In the final days of March Madness, do you feel like your company is a Baylor or UNLV? Here's how to size up the competition and come out on top.
March 28, 2012 in Branding

Fresh Ideas: 10 Ways to Win Over an Unsupportive Family as a Young Entrepreneur

It's no secret that entrepreneurs often beget entrepreneurial children, but when entrepreneurs spring from employees, strife often develops. Entrepreneurs understand how the business of working for
March 20, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

12 Golden Rules of Email Etiquette

As with any human interaction there are a certain set of unwritten rules of etiquette. Not sticking to the basic etiquette of email can lead to annoyed
March 13, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

Making Your Small Business Seem Bigger

Nobody can deny that owning your own small business is a challenging and rewarding experience. Sometimes though, you can feel like a tiny grain of sand on
February 28, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
How Young Entrepreneurs Can Make Time for Love

How Young Entrepreneurs Can Make Time for Love

On Valentine's Day, a young entrepreneur's thoughts may turn to love. Here are seven tips for making room in your busy schedule.
February 14, 2012 in Lifestyle
Mentors: A Young Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon

Mentors: A Young Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon

Finding a mentor when you're just starting up, can make all the difference. Here are eight tips for finding one.
January 26, 2012 in Startup Basics
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