ERICA
NICOLE

The founder of YFS Magazine

ERICA
NICOLE

The founder of YFS Magazine

Biography

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’ 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.