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YFS Magazine Founder, Erica Nicole Named Entrepreneur Magazine’s, 1 of 15 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2015

January 14, 2014

DALLAS, TX – (PR NEWSWIRE) – Entrepreneur magazine has named Erica Nicole, Founder and CEO of YFS Magazine, one of fifteen female entrepreneurs to watch in 2015.

The list serves as a “who’s who” tip sheet on well-respected female entrepreneurs who have garnered national influence in their respective fields.

According to Harvard Business Review, “women’s entrepreneurship has hit a media tipping point.” A “recent Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) found 126 million women starting or running businesses, and 98 million operating established (over three and a half years) businesses. That’s 224 million women impacting the global economy — and this survey counts only 67 of the 188 countries recognized by the World Bank.”

“I am proud to be one of those 98 million women and to support female entrepreneurs through our global initiative to make entrepreneurship accessible at YFS Magazine,” Erica Nicole remarks. “Women will be a driving force of entrepreneurial growth in the future and we’re on a full-tilt mission to support it.”

Sara Davidson, Entrepreneur contributor and Founder and CEO of Hello Fearless remarks: “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.”

YFS Magazine, founded in December 2009, is the definitive digital magazine for startups, small business news and entrepreneurial culture. Today it serves as a selective and optimistic lens of entrepreneurship culture; an influential leader within the global small business ecosystem.

Through fresh, provocative, behind the scenes business insights, YFS Magazine connects a fast-growing global audience of entrepreneurs to a premium online experience; delivering simplistic thought-leadership in the context of remarkable individuals, expert advice, cutting edge tools, tips and emerging trends.

Erica Nicole is “providing a voice for hard working entrepreneurs,” says Sander Biehn the Founder and CEO of Thought Horizon, a B2B social selling consultancy. That same collective voice of small business has made its mark on forward-thinking enterprise companies who seek to engage with small business influencers.

Fortune 500 industry leaders including VISA, Google and more have tapped Erica Nicole to gain insight on the voice of the small business owner. Visa, Inc. Group President of the Americas Bill Sheedy remarks, “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.”

Read the full article in Entrepreneur magazine and Yahoo Small Business.

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About Erica Nicole

Erica Nicole is is the Founder and CEO of of YFS Magazine, a Young, Fabulous & Self-Employed brand, the definitive digital magazine for startups, small business news and entrepreneurial culture. Erica Nicole is an accomplished entrepreneur, entrepreneurship advisor, international keynote speaker, syndicated columnist and philanthropist. As a renowned serial entrepreneur, Erica leads a diverse business portfolio across digital media, national speaking, global business development, and electronic equipment industries.

Hailed by Visa Business as an industry thought leader, she has delivered keynote speeches at prestigious Ivy League universities and consulted Fortune 500 companies on the Voice of the Small Business Owner. Erica has been tapped as a judge for Start-Up Chile, one of the world’s most prestigious global accelerator programs and she has served as an esteemed judge for the 2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup— the world’s premier student technology competition. Learn more at


About YFS Magazine

YFS Magazine is the definitive digital magazine for startups, small business news and entrepreneurial culture. Intended for seed, startup and growth companies, YFS Magazine assembles innovators, startup enthusiasts, successful entrepreneurs, global business leaders, and writers to deliver a ‘Fortune 500 Simplified’ perspective into the world of popular entrepreneurship culture. Learn more at