Late last night I got an email that boggled my mind, in a good way.

It came from a young man named Kazuki Kinoshita. Kazuki is currently living amidst the devastation in Japan after the earthquake last Friday. I’ve heard the stories and watched the videos, but one thing I didn’t consider was that many of the businesses were wiped out as well.

That means people don’t have jobs or any way to make money.

Kazuki mentioned in his email that all they have are their mobile phones and internet is limited. They need to make money quickly so they don’t have time to learn new skills. Then he asked, “How will you make money if you are in the same situation as them?”

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Pre-WordPress, JuniorBiz was hacked three times. After it was hacked, the number one keyword associated with my site was ‘Viagra’.

Since I transitioned to WordPress and started using some of these other tools, my site hasn’t been hacked once.

Today, Matthew Denos from Weight Loss Triumph is going to share the tools that he uses as a budding blogger. They will make your blogging life easier, more effective and reduce those painful “why won’t this work right” headaches.

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Ben “Rise and Shine” Weissenstein started a business before he started school and he wants to help others do the same.

We found Ben 15 years after The Houston Chronicle snapped a photo of him and his lemonade stand. In those 15 years, he has started two successful companies and has been featured on Fox News, Dr. Phil, and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Now he’s 20 years old and he owns the highest ranking garage sale business in the world (according to Google). Ben also just added “Author” to his already eclectic entrepreneurial career.

Today, I finally got a hold of Ben to talk with him about why he thinks young people need to read his book.

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The biggest complaint that we’ve received about our book is that it doesn’t give enough ‘how-to’ advice. We’ve taken that to heart.

So we spent the last two months digging into our young entrepreneurs and picking apart how they built 5-, 6-, 7-, 8-figure businesses from the ground up.

What types of businesses are they in? How did they get started? What did they do to expand their fledgling businesses into mini empires?

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