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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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.
5 Ways to Set a New Company Up for Success
Startup Basics

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.
4 Tips for Using Pinterest to Market Your Startup
Social Media

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.
Business Management

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Thinking of Majoring in Entrepreneurship? Read This First
Young Entrepreneurs

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.
8 Tips for Business Success from Costco's Jim Sinegal
Leadership

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.
6 Ways Young Treps Can Make Time for a Vacation
Young Entrepreneurs

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.
How to Know When It's Time to Walk Away
Go Forward

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.
7 Ways to Weigh Your Start-Up Risks -- and Reduce Them
Starting a Business

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.
Young Entrepreneurs

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.
What to Consider Before Quitting Your Day Job
Grow Your Business

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.
Young Entrepreneurs

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.
10 Things Colleges Don't Tell Young Entrepreneurs at Graduation
Young Entrepreneurs

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

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.
Competition: A Choice Activity for Young Entrepreneurs
Branding

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.
Young Entrepreneurs

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
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
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
How Young Entrepreneurs Can Make Time for Love
Lifestyle

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.
Mentors: A Young Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon
Startup Basics

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.
Lessons Learned from Scary Business Mistakes
Startup Basics

Lessons Learned from Scary Business Mistakes

Young entrepreneurs often share common stumbles. Here are three tips to avoid making the same startup mistakes.
Startup or Start School? The Degree Debate
Young Entrepreneurs

Startup or Start School? The Degree Debate

With sky-high unemployment among the nation's youth, the question of whether to startup now or wait until you finish college has never been more significant.
A New Source of Support and Inspiration for Young Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

A New Source of Support and Inspiration for Young Entrepreneurs

As the unemployment rate among young people has skyrocketed in recent years, the Administration is attempting to whet their entrepreneurial appetites.
Top 10 Most Influential People Online
Young Entrepreneurs

Top 10 Most Influential People Online

Who controls the Internet? For all the talk about how the Internet levels the playing field and gives anyone the chance to become an influence in society and
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