Erica Nicole
  • Erica Nicole         
    Small Business Influencer • The Voice of Small Business • Influential Women in Digital Media     

    Erica Nicole is making 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-EmployedTM 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 startup-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, 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, The Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Supplier Diversity Review, American Express OPEN Forum, Business Insider,, Mashable,, and more.

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  • • Start-ups
    • Small Business
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Personal Branding
    • Gen Y Entrepreneurship
    • Women in Leadership
    • Motivation & Inspiration
    • Women in Business
    • Christian Business
    • Christian Leadership

  • A champion … for entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial experience.
    --- Ebony Magazine

    Expert perspectives like yours 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

    Thanks so much for an outstanding program. You were incredibly engaging and delivered an inspirational message. Our students really benefited from your presentation.
    --- The University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

    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

    Thank you for speaking at the Dyson Symposium on Women in Leadership. We appreciate your help making this inaugural event a success.
    --- Cornell University, Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management

    Hailed 1 of “15 Female Entrepreneurs To Watch In 2015.”
    --- Entrepreneur Magazine

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