Young Entrepreneur Council

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an American non-profit organization that provides entrepreneurs with access to tools, mentorship, and resources that support each stage of their business’s development and growth. The YEC also promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to unemployment and underemployment. It was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Scott Gerber.Membership in the YEC is considered on an invite-only basis. The organization has several hundred members, all successful young entrepreneurs and business owners, ages 17 to 40 – a group that includes the founders and leaders of LivingSocial, Airbnb, Reddit, College Hunks Hauling Junk, Mint.
Posts about Young Entrepreneur Council
  • 12 Tweaks to Increase Customer Conversion Rates

    … Directing people to your site is one thing, but getting them to actually take action is much more difficult. Business owners only have so much control over which customers sign up for a newsletter, for example. But there are certain ways to increase your chances for a higher customer conversion rate. Below, 12 entrepreneurs from the Young…

    Scott Gerber/ Search Engine Journal- 8 readers -
  • 8 Big Brand Blunders of 2014 (and What You Can Learn From Them)

    … No company is perfect, but when there are millions of people watching, making a mistake could seriously hurt your brand. For outsiders, these blunders can be great learning opportunities of what not to do. We asked eight entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) which big brands made a major faux pas this year, and what we can…

    Scott Gerber/ Search Engine Journal- 10 readers -
  • 14 Ways to Amp Up Your Content Marketing Strategy for 2015

    … You’ve heard it many times before: “Content is king”. It’s also become a valuable vehicle for bridging the consumer-brand gap. As more businesses continue to realize this, over saturation becomes inevitable. So how do you stand out from the competition? We asked 14 entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) what they think…

    Scott Gerber/ Search Engine Journalin Content- 8 readers -
  • 10 Questions for Steve Jobs

    … An inspiration to entrepreneurs and business owners everywhere, Steve Jobs built a nearly unmatched empire. From the cult following surrounding his brand to the amazing team he cultivated at Apple, founders could probably learn a lesson or two from the master. So to find out what those in the process of building their own successful companies…

    Scott Gerber/ Search Engine Journal- 5 readers -
  • 12 Tried and True #Sales Practices

    … With the advent of native advertising, SEO and other internet-based marketing methods, entrepreneurs these days can sometimes become a little too focused on the latest and greatest sales tactics. But what about the classics? To see what methods have stood the test of time, we asked 12 young founders from YEC which of their more traditional…

    Scott Gerber/ Search Engine Journalin Social- 4 readers -
  • 10 Ways to Improve Your Churn Rate

    … Keeping old customers is just as important as gaining new ones. If your churn rate is too high, you’re wasting valuable time and money. To help you improve, here are 10 things entrepreneurs from YEC have done to improve their churn rates in the last six months—that may also prove useful for your company. Reminders and Notifications If somebody…

    Scott Gerber/ Search Engine Journal- 8 readers -