Matthew Toren

Matthew Toren

Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com

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

Starting a Business

What Bluffing, Folding and Betting Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

After participating in the World Series of Poker, Matthew Toren provides insight on similarities between poker and running a business.
Young Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship Won't Make You Rich and Other Hard Truths

Want to know the cold hard truth about entrepreneurship before you start up? Keep reading.
7 Inspirational Documentaries for Young Entrepreneurs
Productivity

7 Inspirational Documentaries for Young Entrepreneurs

Feeling down amid the early-summer doldrums? Check out these documentaries for a quick pick-me-up and a few choice marbles of wisdom.
4 Reasons to Wait to Buy Google Glass
News and Trends

4 Reasons to Wait to Buy Google Glass

While Google Glass is being touted as the next big thing in technology and much of the media has pulled out their pom-poms, here are a few reasons young entrepreneurs should wait to purchase the devic
Grow Your Business

Lego’s Secrets for Brand Longevity

How young entrepreneurs can emulate the success of powerhouse brand Lego.
10 Habits College Entrepreneurs Should Forget at Graduation
Startup Basics

10 Habits College Entrepreneurs Should Forget at Graduation

While college taught you many lessons, here are a few you should make a point to leave on campus.
6 Tips for Taking Your Video Ad Content Mobile
Mobile

6 Tips for Taking Your Video Ad Content Mobile

As consumers increasingly tune in to videos on their mobile devices, young entrepreneurs should consider how best to reach them.
Want to Go Viral? 4 Ways to Get Viewers to Share Your Videos
Marketing Ideas

Want to Go Viral? 4 Ways to Get Viewers to Share Your Videos

People are increasingly tuning in to videos, but maybe not yours. Here's how you and your startup can become a YouTube sensation.
Pitch Perfect: How to Prepare to Speak in Front of Investors
Startup Financing

Pitch Perfect: How to Prepare to Speak in Front of Investors

Here's a guide for how to prepare your pitch for angel investors and venture capitalists the likes of Chris Dixon.
Forget Facebook's Social Graph: LinkedIn Has a New Search Tool Too
Social Media

Forget Facebook's Social Graph: LinkedIn Has a New Search Tool Too

With LinkedIn's search update, people may be taking a closer look at your profile. Here are five tips for making sure you remain front and center on the professional network.
Don't Waste Another Networking Opportunity: 6 Tips for Following Up
Networking

Don't Waste Another Networking Opportunity: 6 Tips for Following Up

With SXSW in full swing, effective networking strategies -- including ideas for following up -- should be top of mind.
The Power of Huge Goals -- And How to Achieve Them
Business Management

The Power of Huge Goals -- And How to Achieve Them

As the President prepares to give his State of the Union address -- replete with outsize goals -- consider making your own ambitious wish list too.
Negative Nelly Must Be Stopped: How to Make Objective Decisions
Business Management

Negative Nelly Must Be Stopped: How to Make Objective Decisions

In running your young company, the decisions you make now could reverberate for years. Here's how to ensure you're making the right ones.
Want to Really Network? Stop Using Social Networks
Marketing

Want to Really Network? Stop Using Social Networks

While social-media sites have obviously been a boon for startups, there's no replacement for an old-fashioned handshake.
4 Inspiring TED Talks for Young Treps
The 'Treps

4 Inspiring TED Talks for Young Treps

From business books to online classes, learning the ropes of starting up is easier than ever. TED talks can also be enlightening for aspiring young entrepreneurs.
How to Operate in All-Out Survival Mode as a Young Entrepreneur
Grow Your Business

How to Operate in All-Out Survival Mode as a Young Entrepreneur

If the holidays weren't as kind to your startup as you would have liked, here are some tips for helping you withstand leaner times.
Whatever You Do, Don't Not Delegate: Tips for Cultivating Great Employees
Growing Your Business

Whatever You Do, Don't Not Delegate: Tips for Cultivating Great Employees

Delegating is the second-hardest thing for an entrepreneur to do. The hardest is not delegating.
Business Management

Business-Boosting Gifts to Give Yourself for the Holidays

While giving yourself a watch or a new pair of jeans can make you look and feel good, a motivational book or even some nonfiction might give you some much-needed time to unwind.
Business Management

Tis the Season for Giving Thanks

With Christmas just a day away, don't forget to give a big 'THANK YOU' to the VIPs in your life.
Grow Your Business

Whatever You Do, Don't Not Delegate: 8 Tips for Cultivating Keen Employees

Delegating is the second-hardest thing for an entrepreneur to do. The hardest is not delegating.
Bursting at the Seams? Tips for Expanding Your Startup's Office Space
Business Ideas

Bursting at the Seams? Tips for Expanding Your Startup's Office Space

Signing an office lease may be the first and largest long-term commitment you make with your business. Here's what to consider before signing on the dotted line.
Moving Beyond Startup Mode: 5 Tips for Building a Solid Infrastructure
Grow Your Business

Moving Beyond Startup Mode: 5 Tips for Building a Solid Infrastructure

Running a startup can be insane, exciting, messy and a blast, but at some point your company has to grow up or fall apart. Here's how to set up a real organizational structure.
5 Tips for Targeting Your Ideal Start-Up Customer
Market Research

5 Tips for Targeting Your Ideal Start-Up Customer

Generating lots of traffic is only part of the battle. Here are some tips to help you avoid the blunders of blind traffic generation.
Not a Superhero Entrepreneur? You'll Still Need a Sidekick
Starting a Business

Not a Superhero Entrepreneur? You'll Still Need a Sidekick

Business is nothing like comic books or the movies, but having sidekick when the going gets tough can't hurt. Here's how to find the Robin to your Batman.
9 Ways to Beef-Up Your Business Skills on the Cheap
Startup Basics

9 Ways to Beef-Up Your Business Skills on the Cheap

If you weren't born with an innate ability to manage a business, you could get an MBA. Or you might try implementing these tips.
Starting a Business

Not a Superhero Entrepreneur? You’ll Still Need a Sidekick

Business is nothing like comic books or the movies, but having sidekick when the going gets tough can’t hurt. This Halloween, consider finding the Robin to your Batman.
Want to Nurture Creativity Among Employees? Assign Crazy.
Business Management

Want to Nurture Creativity Among Employees? Assign Crazy.

Not every company can become the next Apple or Google, but if you want to give it a go, utilize one of your best assets: employees. Here are nine tips for inspiring creative thinking.
Starting a Business

Messy Office? 7 Ways to Spruce Up Your Startup

When it comes to plowing as much time into your startup as possible, keeping your desk clean and organized can do wonders.
Business Management

Why Being 'Good' Can Help You Build a Successful Startup

When you work for yourself, your reputation is your most important asset. Here's how to keep it looking shiny and new.
Starting a Business

9 Ways to Make Working at a Startup Pay for Future Entrepreneurs

To truly learn the ins and outs of launching a business, some suggest working at a startup is all you need.