Adam Toren

Adam Toren

Serial entrepreneur, mentor, investor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com
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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Profiles

Entrepreneur Joe Griffin Dishes on Company Culture

In this episode of Meet the Mentors, Adam Toren catches up with the CEO and co-founder of iAcquire, who discusses company culture and offers up advice for fellow entrepreneurs.
3 Lessons Worth Going Back to School for
Startup Basics

3 Lessons Worth Going Back to School for

With the back-to-school season in full swing, it's a good time for all entrepreneurs to beef up their on their own business skills.
What the New Steve Jobs Movie Got Wrong
Leadership

What the New Steve Jobs Movie Got Wrong

The new Jobs biopic spends ample time lambasting the often gruff management style of the late Steve Jobs, but there's also genius in his tactics. Here are four reasons why Apple's former CEO was a goo
Profiles

Video-Game Designer Ben Ruiz on Doing What You Love

In this episode of Meet the Mentors, Adam Toren chats with Team Colorblind co-founder Ben Ruiz, who opens up about what helped him launch and advice he’d like to share with fellow entrepreneurs.
Young Entrepreneurs

Leadership Lessons From… Julian Assange?

The recent documentary 'We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks' provides lessons to young entrepreneurs about what not to do as a leader of a startup.
Starting a Business

5 Industries Ripe for Young Entrepreneurs to Disrupt

Looking for your next business idea? Check out these five fields oozing with potential.
Young Entrepreneurs

6 Signs You're Ready to Declare Your Entrepreneurial Independence

Think you are ready for startup land? Here are six signs you are ready to take the leap into entrepreneurship.
4 Steps for Handling a Key Employee's Departure
Human Resources

4 Steps for Handling a Key Employee's Departure

When a trusted member of your team decides to throw in the towel, here are four steps to ensure a positive departure.
5 Business Secrets They Won't Teach You in the Classroom
Starting a Business

5 Business Secrets They Won't Teach You in the Classroom

College may have helped fill your head with reams of information but here are five lessons your professors didn't teach you.
Grow Your Business

The Reasons For and Against Joining a Co-Working Space

Before you join the co-working space frenzy, here are a few pros and cons to consider.
Can Tumblr Survive Yahoo's Buyout? A Look at Four Failed Startup Acquisitions
Selling Your Biz

Can Tumblr Survive Yahoo's Buyout? A Look at Four Failed Startup Acquisitions

While Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr may be on the minds of many young entrepreneurs these days, keep in mind not all buyouts are successful.
10 Lessons College Won't Teach You -- But Entrepreneurship Will
Startup Basics

10 Lessons College Won't Teach You -- But Entrepreneurship Will

Think college taught you everything you need to know about the real world? Think again.
4 Lessons From the Nightmarish Amy's Baking Company
Business Management

4 Lessons From the Nightmarish Amy's Baking Company

Think the customer is always wrong? Here are a few lessons in entrepreneurship from the latest Kitchen Nightmares' season finale.
Young Entrepreneurs

10 Entrepreneurship Lessons College Didn't Teach New Grads

Think college taught you everything you need to know about the real world? Think again.
Going Mobile: Does Your Business Need an App?
Apps & Software

Going Mobile: Does Your Business Need an App?

Considering launching an app? Consider the negatives, and ask yourself these three key questions first.
How Niche Players Can Compete Against Big Brands
Finding Customers

How Niche Players Can Compete Against Big Brands

Being the little fish in a small pond can be advantageous for young entrepreneurs.
Spring Break Plans? Open Your Mind and Rekindle Your Love of Entrepreneurship
Work/Life Balance

Spring Break Plans? Open Your Mind and Rekindle Your Love of Entrepreneurship

Spring may be in the air, but you've got a lot of work to do -- on your business and your soul. Here are five tips for meeting your business challenges with a clear, open mind.
7 Steps for Planning a Kick-Ass Networking Event
Networking

7 Steps for Planning a Kick-Ass Networking Event

For young entrepreneurs eager to raise their credibility up a notch, consider hosting a real-world networking event. Here are a few tips for pulling it off.
4 Reasons Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Start Up
Starting a Business

4 Reasons Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Start Up

When it comes to launching a business, you can make countless excuses, but you have to have faith. Here's how to confidently take the plunge.
How to Turn Your Youth into Your Ultimate Asset
Starting a Business

How to Turn Your Youth into Your Ultimate Asset

As a young entrepreneur, wisdom and experience may not be your forte but energy and enthusiasm can offer a keen tradeoff. Here's how to use youth most effectively.
How to Have a Social Life as a Young Trep
Work/Life Balance

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.
Lessons in Leadership From the Latest D.C. Debacle
Leadership

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.
Want to Charm Customers or Clients? Channel Your Inner Politician
Marketing

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.
Divide and Conquer: What War Can Teach You About Business
Starting a 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.
Grow Your 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.
6 Essential Time Savers for Overworked Young Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

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.
Start-Up Jitters? 6 Ways to Ease into Entrepreneurship
Startup Basics

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

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.
6 Tips for Staying Sane Over the Holidays
Marketing

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.
Business Management

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.

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