MasterCard Worldwide Taps YFS Magazine CEO, Erica Nicole For Small Business Outreach
September 7, 2013 Media Relations

MasterCard Worldwide Corporate and Commercial Products Division taps Erica Nicole, the Founder and CEO of YFS Magazine to lead small business social media initiative.


DALLAS, TX – June 20, 2013 – Erica Nicole, YFS Magazine’s Founder and CEO has partnered with MasterCard Group Executive of Global Commericial Products, Ed Glassman, and retail sales expert Bob Phibbs to host Survival of the Smartest #SbizChat.

The live Twitter chat will take place Thursday, June 20th from 12p to 1p EST. Erica Nicole will moderate and weigh-in on the small business discussion with Ed Glassman (@MasterCardNews) and Bob Phibbs (@TheRetailDoctor). Participants can join the live Twitter event, use the unique hashtag #SBizChat.

To celebrate 50 years of National Small Business Week here in the United States, the live social media chat will discuss the implications of technology’s impact in today’s global marketplace, small businesses tips on getting to know your customer and solid financial management skills necessary for small business success.

The panel will explore how small business owners can work smarter in order to keep an edge in today’s challenging economic environment and in the face of a brave new “technology-driven” world.

Learn more and RSVP for this exclusive social media event at


About MasterCard

MasterCard (NYSE: MA),, is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MasterCardNews, join the discussion on the Cashless Conversations Blog and subscribe for the latest news.


About Erica Nicole

Erica Nicole is the Founder and CEO of YFS Magazine, a Young, Fabulous & Self-Employed brand. ( The internationally acclaimed and award-winning small business news site is the definitive digital magazine for startup, small business news and entrepreneurial culture.

As an entrepreneurial change-agent, Erica Nicole been featured in national media outlets including,, Fox Business, MSN Business on Main, The Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, American Express OPEN Forum, Business Insider,, Mashable,, and many more. Learn more at