Scott Gerber

Scott Gerber is the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Follow Scott on Google+.

Recent Articles Published by Scott Gerber


11 Things Only Parents Can Teach Their Kids About Business

There are certain things that parents are uniquely equipped to teach their children. Most of those things, of course, are not about business. Yet, many of them can be applied to the working world. Below, eleven entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) share lessons they plan to teach their kids, and/or lessons they learned best from their parents.   1. Never Quit As entrepreneurs, we face the highest of highs... Read more »


13 Ways to Surprise and Delight Your Customers Today

From handwritten notes to just-baked cookies, a simple gesture can go a long way toward shoring up customer loyalty in a competitive marketplace. Even just a quick phone call can do more to earn your customers’ long-term trust than any coupon or discount code—really. To find out which methods have been most effective for my... Read more »


9 Unexpected Ways a Lawyer Can Help Your Startup

We asked nine company founders what unexpected things they found themselves needing lawyers for in the early stages of their startups. Here's what they had to say. Read more »


8 Ways to Account for Different Learning Styles Among Employees

Not all people learn the same way. Neither do your employees. In order to run the best company possible, it's important to understand how your employees learn and work. Read more »


11 Signs It’s Time to Get Rid of a Key Employee

Just because an employee has been around for awhile doesn't mean they're delivering the same results as before, or that they're a match for where your company's headed as it grows. Read more »


9 Reasons NOT to Crowdfund Your Next Project

It may seem like everyone is a proponent of crowdfunding now, but sometimes, it’s actually not the best option for your business. Turns out asking a large group of strangers for funding isn’t all it’s cracked up to be—depending on your business, of course. We asked a panel of nine entrepreneurs the following question: What’s one good reason... Read more »


10 Unique Benefits to Offer New Hires

Companies like Facebook and Google are known for the extraordinary benefits they offer employees. Although you may not have that kind of budget, you can get just as creative—for less. Read more »


10 Ways to Turn a Business Idea into a Reality

Coming up with great ideas is easy. It's putting those ideas into action that's difficult. Read more »


Dress Codes and Set Working Hours: Beneficial or Outdated?

Flextime options and casual dress in the workplace are hallmarks of modern business—or are they? I asked ten new and successful entrepreneurs for their take. Read more »


10 Tips From Successful Entrepreneurs on Achieving Your Company’s Long-Term Goals

Having long-term vision is one of the keys to good leadership, and necessary for any successful business. With long-term visions come long-term projects—and the longer-term the project, the harder it is to manage your team's progress towards completing it. Read more »