The Voice of Small Business & Entrepreneurship Culture

Erica Nicole makes headlines as a small business expert source by serving up fresh, provocative and insanely addictive behind-the-scenes business know-how. Representing the selective and optimistic eye of entrepreneurship culture, she’s committed to empowering entrepreneurs via her Fortune 500 Simplified TM approach to small business.

“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

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1 Of '5 Female Entrepreneurs Who Changed The Business Game' — Elite Daily

Bringing a unique perspective to the world of popular entrepreneurship culture, Erica Nicole has emerged as one of the global small business industry’s leading writers, thinkers and commentators, and is founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of YFS Magazine, which began from her living room in 2009 as a passion project.

Hailed by Visa Business as an industry thought leader, Erica is an accomplished entrepreneur, acclaimed entrepreneurship advisor, international speaker, syndicated columnist, and thought leader.

Named one of  ‘15 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch’ 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.

She is a First Round Capital Mentor for venture-backed seed-stage technology companies and 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 former VISA Business Network, Huffington Post and Business Insider contributor.

As an entrepreneurial change-agent, Erica Nicole, and her work, has been featured and 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.

Previously, Erica Nicole launched 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.

Learn more at Ericanicole.com.

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