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

    … Entrepreneur Council (YEC) revealed one small but impactful way a business owner can tweak a landing page for better conversion. Their best answers are below. Make Calls to Action Stand Out Just having a call to action isn’t enough anymore; you need to make it POP! By tweaking the wording of your call to action and making sure it stands out — try…

    Scott Gerber/ Search Engine Journal- 9 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

    … would most like to learn from Jobs, we polled 10 YEC members on what questions they would have asked him, given the chance. “What Are the Traits of Your Team That Allowed You to Succeed?” Steve Jobs was a genius and Apple is an A+ company. He was able to assemble a team that was capable of delivering on — and augmenting — his vision. I’d love…

    Scott Gerber/ Search Engine Journal- 7 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

    … progress against our SOW and in terms of revenue. - Justin Gray, LeadMD Call Everyone We’ve made it a point to call all customers who don’t move forward with our service, as well as those who do to learn about their experience. We’re genuinely interested in what’s working and what isn’t, and that’s helped us improve our product. - Basha Rubin…

    Scott Gerber/ Search Engine Journal- 8 readers -
  • 15 Quotes About Failure That Will Inspire You to be a Better Content Marketer

    … This article was originally posted on LinkedIn Why make your own mistakes when you can learn from others’? Content marketing consultant and writer Brian Honigman has been collecting stories from successful entrepreneurs about their greatest failures—and what they learned from them. Below are 15 of my favorite quotes from his series, illustrated and published with permission from Brian. (Read his 18 other failure lessons here.) (Background images via Shutterstock) …

    Shane Snow/ The Content Strategistin Content- 17 readers -