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
  • 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- 8 readers -
  • 14 Ways to Amp Up Your Content Marketing Strategy for 2015

    … to collaborate.” – Justin Gray, LeadMD More Originality and Diversification As more brands realize that content truly is king, the market will become more and more saturated with brands’ content. It’ll be essential for brands to find a unique voice, experiment and be boldly original with their talent to stand out. This also means really centering in on their niche and writing different, fresh, new content for their special interests all the time. – Jared Brown, Hubstaff Featured Image: Sydia Productions via Shutterstock …

    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- 4 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 sales tactics has stood the test of time, and why.

    Scott Gerber/ Search Engine Journal- 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 -