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“A champion … for entrepreneurs.”
— Ebony Magazine
1 Of '5 Female Entrepreneurs Who Changed The Business Game' — ELITE DAILY
“Expert perspectives like Erica Nicole’s offer valuable insights on the industry and provide critical external viewpoints as we all seek to grow in a redefined marketplace.”
— Bill Sheedy, Visa, Inc. Group President of the Americas
Act like a business. Think like your customer.
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I’m the founder and CEO of YFS Magazine – a leading digital magazine that covers startups, small business, and entrepreneurship culture.
I also help entrepreneurs build their businesses with confidence. I advise Fortune 500 brands, marketing consultancies and Think Tanks that want to market to Millennial consumers and partner with a reputable small business influencer. And as a global keynote speaker you’ll often find me at 40,000 feet heading to my next keynote to empower, entertain and inspire leaders.
Erica Nicole started her career in NYC positioning industry giants like Mercedes Benz, Procter & Gamble, Dell, and AMD to forge innovative pathways in international media. Her insatiable quest for excellence, creativity, and accountability kept her at the forefront of strategic planning for Fortune 500 clients; overseeing cumulative media budgets in excess of $25 million.
Today, Erica Nicole is the founder and CEO of YFS Magazine, one of the world’s hottest independent business media platforms — the definitive digital magazine for startups, small business, and entrepreneurship culture.
As a leading advocate of entrepreneurship culture, along the way she became a global keynote speaker, brand ambassador, nationally syndicated columnist and startup advisor.
Erica Nicole, Founder and CEO of YFS Magazine®, a Young, Fabulous & Self- Employed® Brand
The Voice of Small Business | Erica Nicole is the founder of YFS Magazine – a serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, B2B brand ambassador, entrepreneurship advisor and syndicated columnist.
Erica Nicole makes headlines as a small business expert source by serving up fresh, provocative and insanely addictive behind-the-scenes business know-how.
One of the most dynamic, young female serial entrepreneurs of her generation, Erica Nicole is the Founder and CEO of YFS Magazine®, a Young, Fabulous & Self- Employed® brand, the definitive digital magazine for startups, small business and entrepreneurship culture.
Hailed by Visa Business as an industry thought leader, Erica is an accomplished entrepreneur, acclaimed entrepreneurship advisor, international speaker, syndicated columnist, philanthropist and thought leader. As a renowned serial entrepreneur, Erica leads a diverse business portfolio across digital media, global business development, and electronic equipment industries.
Named one of ‘15 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2015’ and one of ‘5 Unstoppable Female Entrepreneurs Making Their Dents on the World’ by Entrepreneur magazine, Erica Nicole has delivered keynote presentations on Women in Leadership and small business-related topics at the prestigious Ivy League university, Cornell, UT-Knoxville, Visa Global Payments Forum and more. She regularly consults with Fortune 500 companies on the Voice of the Small Business Owner and has collaborated with some of the world’s most trusted brands including Virgin America, Google, Sage, RushCard and more.
Erica Nicole has served as a judge for Start-Up Chile, one of the world’s most prominent global accelerator programs and the 2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup— the world’s premier student technology competition. She is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council and National Association of Professional Women as well as a Huffington Post contributor and a former VISA Business Network and Business Insider contributor.
As an entrepreneurship advocate, she is passionate about global startups and on a full-tilt mission to make entrepreneurship accessible.
Her prior achievements include a North America Small Business Influencer Nomination, Media Achievement Award, Cameron School of Business Leadership Award and certification from the University of Bremen, Germany in Money & Capital Markets.
As an entrepreneurial change-agent, Erica Nicole, and her work, has been featured or mentioned in national media outlets including Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, Ebony Magazine, Fox Business, MSN Business on Main, MSNBC Your Business, The Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Supplier Diversity Review, American Express OPEN Forum, Business Insider, AllBusiness.com, Mashable, AOL.com, Slate Magazine, Examiner.com and more.
Learn more at www.yfsmagazine.com and ericanicole.com.
Named 1 of ‘5 Female Entrepreneurs Who Changed The Business Game in 2015’ — ELITE DAILY
Recognized as 1 of ‘5 Unstoppable Female Entrepreneurs Making Their Dents on the World’ — Entrepreneur Magazine
Honored as 1 of ’15 Female Entrepreneurs Who Have Left Their Mark on America’ — The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School
Erica Nicole knows her stuff! We loved partnering with her and YFS Magazine to help entrepreneurs and businesses.
— National Chamber Program
2015 was one hell of a year for women in media – and entrepreneurs like Erica Nicole keep making it hotter. A columnist and philanthropist, Erica Nicole made her mark off being young, fabulous and self-employed.
— ELITE DAILY
We recognize ‘Erica Nicole’ as a leading voice when it comes to small business/entrepreneurship topics.
– Visa Business
Already one of the largest and most influential independent startup and small business news sites, the magazine’s impact will continue to expand this year, especially with Erica behind the wheel.
- Entrepreneur Magazine
Staying ahead of the competition seems to be easy for Erica Nicole.
– Supplier Diversity Review
If anyone is set up well to provide unique, expert insight on small biz strategy, it’s you – because this is what you do day in & day out.
— Lauren Rich, Founder of Underhaus and Creator of Lingerie Fashion Week
I love that you aren’t judging me. You are just finding ways to help me grow my business.
— Jaclyn Gross, Founder and CEO of Tip Top Organizing LLC
A champion … for entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial experience.
- Ebony Magazine
Within 30 minutes you provided guidance that other entrepreneurial consultants take weeks to provide, if at all.
— Stephanie Goetsch, Founder of Spark Career Strategy
Erica is bursting with energy and is an inspiration for young entrepreneurs! She is definitely someone I would want to work with again soon!
– Moon Kim, M Booth & Associates
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