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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.

30 Recent Stories

Don't Let Disaster Devastate You. Take These 3 Steps Now.

Don't Let Disaster Devastate You. Take These 3 Steps Now.

Plan ahead and hopefully you’ll never have to put your plan into action. But if you ever need it, you’ll be glad you have it.
April 18, 2014 in Grow Your Business
5 Great Call-to-Action Film Quotes For Entrepreneurs

5 Great Call-to-Action Film Quotes For Entrepreneurs

Sometimes going to a great movie can be a real kick of inspiration. Here are some film quotes to give you a kick in the pants.
April 15, 2014 in The 'Treps
3 Companies Who Make the Environment a Top Concern

3 Companies Who Make the Environment a Top Concern

Eco-minded entrepreneurs are making big impacts in many different sized businesses. Here are three entrepreneurs building their companies with an eco consciousness.
April 11, 2014 in The 'Treps
If You Envision It, It Will Come

If You Envision It, It Will Come

Using visualization can be a powerful tool that can open your consciousness to resources that will help achieve your goals.
April 6, 2014 in The 'Treps
5 Simple Cures to Work Smarter and Save Time

5 Simple Cures to Work Smarter and Save Time

If you don't have a structure to your day, you're wasting a good deal of it. Implement these time hacks and get more done.
April 4, 2014 in The 'Treps
Are You Actually Setting Goals? Probably Not. Here's How in 3 Steps.

Are You Actually Setting Goals? Probably Not. Here's How in 3 Steps.

If you want to see the magic of achieving your big vision, you’ll need to devote time to mastering the creation of goals.
March 31, 2014 in Grow Your Business
3 Mompreneurs Who Stumbled on Innovative Success

3 Mompreneurs Who Stumbled on Innovative Success

These three women saw a niche and sought their own solutions, leading to successful products.
March 28, 2014 in The 'Treps
3 Ways Owning Your Mistakes Will Make You Powerful

3 Ways Owning Your Mistakes Will Make You Powerful

Nobody likes that person that always denies or casts blame.
March 25, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Smile! 5 Books to Celebrate International Day of Happiness.

Smile! 5 Books to Celebrate International Day of Happiness.

March 20 marks the global day to recognize joy. Here are some recommended reads to mark the occasion.
March 20, 2014 in Lifestyle
10 Crowdfunding Success Stories to Love

10 Crowdfunding Success Stories to Love

From futuristic tech to a museum, many of these projects blew up their funding goals.
March 19, 2014 in Technology
The 5 Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Are Still Making on Twitter

The 5 Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Are Still Making on Twitter

While entrepreneurs should have a presence on the micro-blogging platform, making these Twitter mistakes can be bad for business.
March 14, 2014 in Social Media
Getting Your Dream Mentor to Talk to You

Getting Your Dream Mentor to Talk to You

You have found the perfect mentor to guide you through your entrepreneurial journey. Now, you just need to figure out the best way to approach her. Here are a few tips.
March 11, 2014 in The 'Treps
Get Your Head in the Game: 3 Easy Skills to Master Your Mind

Get Your Head in the Game: 3 Easy Skills to Master Your Mind

To get you set up for success, here are a few simple exercises you can do in under five minutes.
March 5, 2014 in Lifestyle
You've Built a Startup. Now, Build a Legacy.

You've Built a Startup. Now, Build a Legacy.

Entrepreneurs often want to build something beyond their company. They are looking to make a bigger impact on society and change the world.
February 28, 2014 in Leadership
4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Ensure They Get Their Z's

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Ensure They Get Their Z's

For entrepreneurs to give 110 percent, they need to get adequate sleep.
February 26, 2014 in Lifestyle
5 Must-Read Books For Every Entrepreneur

5 Must-Read Books For Every Entrepreneur

From marketing to leadership, books often provide entrepreneurs the insight they need to make it on their journey. Here we offer up five must-read books for every entrepreneur.
February 21, 2014 in Lifestyle
Lessons From 3 Lesser-Known Presidents

Lessons From 3 Lesser-Known Presidents

What entrepreneurs can glean from William Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes and William McKinley.
February 17, 2014 in Radicals & Visionaries
Turn Passion Into Profits? Oprah, Seinfeld and Branson Certainly Did.

Turn Passion Into Profits? Oprah, Seinfeld and Branson Certainly Did.

Do you love your work as much as these titans? Here are some big lessons from their careers.
February 14, 2014 in Lifestyle
5 Tech Pinners You Should Be Following Now

5 Tech Pinners You Should Be Following Now

When it comes to reading the latest news, figuring out how to jailbreak your phone or learning about innovative gadgets, many consumers are turning to Pinterest. And companies are taking note.
February 11, 2014 in Tech Tips
3 Situations When You Should Shut Your Mouth

3 Situations When You Should Shut Your Mouth

While entrepreneurs could babble on and on about their endeavor and how much they accomplished, sometimes it pays to just listen to others.
February 7, 2014 in Business Management
10 Twitter Accounts Every Entrepreneur Should Be Following

10 Twitter Accounts Every Entrepreneur Should Be Following

For those entrepreneurs looking to get a little inspiration in short, succinct bits, follow these people on Twitter.
February 5, 2014 in Lifestyle
5 No-Brainer Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked

5 No-Brainer Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked

While big-name retailers continue to make headlines about security breaches ,entrepreneurs are in no way free from danger. Here are a few simple ways to protect your business from cyber attacks.
February 1, 2014 in Security
5 Rookie Networking Fails and How to Avoid Them

5 Rookie Networking Fails and How to Avoid Them

When you're trying to meet people in person, here are things you shouldn't do.
January 28, 2014 in Networking
Delegating is Good. That's Why I Delegated This Headline.

Delegating is Good. That's Why I Delegated This Headline.

Assigning your tasks to your employees or colleagues can have big benefits for your business.
January 22, 2014 in Business Management
Why You Should Let Customers Help Mold Your Company

Why You Should Let Customers Help Mold Your Company

Feedback could lead to valuable lessons and even new product ideas.
January 16, 2014 in Business Management
5 Online Faux Pas That Will Doom Your Networking Potential

5 Online Faux Pas That Will Doom Your Networking Potential

Make sure these things are in check to maximize the impression you make when networking online.
January 3, 2014 in Online Marketing
Don't Be a 'Pividiot.' Follow These Tips.

Don't Be a 'Pividiot.' Follow These Tips.

Constantly changing directions can harm your business. So how do you know when it's a good time to pivot?
December 27, 2013 in Business Management
Bitcoin: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Bitcoin: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

A look at the ups, downs, and tough truths about the future of Bitcoin and digital currency.
December 16, 2013 in Money
Managing a Growing Startup? 4 Ways to Keep Your Criticism Constructive

Managing a Growing Startup? 4 Ways to Keep Your Criticism Constructive

Managing startup employees is a whole different animal. When employees wear multiple hats, it can be a challenge to keep them on task. Here are some tips.
December 6, 2013 in Managing Employees
How to Give Thanks to Your Team, Customers and Vendors This Thanksgiving

How to Give Thanks to Your Team, Customers and Vendors This Thanksgiving

One day off for holiday shopping isn't enough. Here's how to show key members of your team and other stakeholders that you care.
November 26, 2013 in Managing Employees