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Scott Gerber is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, media personality, author and syndicated young entrepreneurship columnist. He is the founder and Managing Partner of Sizzle It!, a sizzle reel production company that produces promotional videos for a global clientele of public relations, marketing and advertising professionals and firms. Scott is also the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council, a nonprofit organization that provides young entrepreneurs with access to tools, mentorship, community and educational resources that support each stage of their business’s development and growth, and the author of the book, Never Get a "Real" Job (Wiley, 2010).

An accomplished public speaker, Scott has taught thousands of students and young professionals his lessons about entrepreneurship. He is an expert in teaching aspiring entrepreneurs how to start business on shoe-string budgets and offers insight on a number of topics including: pitching, fundraising, marketing, business development strategies and political and economic issues facing entrepreneurs. His most recent speaking engagements include the Entrepreneur Magazine Conference and the national Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization conference. Scott's syndicated columns appear regularly in numerous media outlets. Follow Scott on Twitter at @askgerber or friend him on Facebook at facebook.com/scottgerber.

27 Recent Stories

Six Ways to Smooth Out Uneven Cash Flow

Six Ways to Smooth Out Uneven Cash Flow

How one small-business owner made strategic changes when finances became unpredictable.
April 26, 2011 in Managing Cash Flow
Five Ways to Re-Energize Sales

Five Ways to Re-Energize Sales

An entrepreneur shares strategies that helped breathe new life into his company.
March 31, 2011 in Sales Techniques
Never Get a Real Job

Never Get a Real Job

Five things you need to know to always be your own boss
March 8, 2011 in Startup Basics
How Can I Stay Effective Under Pressure?Play Video

How Can I Stay Effective Under Pressure? (Video)

Scott Gerber, founder of Sizzle It! and the Young Entrepreneur Council, on keeping your cool when tensions run high.
January 7, 2011 in Business Management
How Can I Find a Mentor?Play Video

How Can I Find a Mentor? (Video)

Scott Gerber, founder and chief executive of Sizzle It! and the Young Entrepreneur Council, on securing introductions to those who can open doors for you.
January 6, 2011 in Startup Basics
What's the Best Way to Stay Motivated?Play Video

What's the Best Way to Stay Motivated? (Video)

Scott Gerber, founder and chief executive of Sizzle It! and the Young Entrepreneur Council, on creating a boredom back-up plan to avoid burnout.
January 6, 2011 in Productivity
How Can I Come Up With a Name for My Company?Play Video

How Can I Come Up With a Name for My Company? (Video)

Scott Gerber, founder and chief executive of Sizzle It! and the Young Entrepreneur Council, on how to decide on a name for your business.
January 6, 2011 in Startup Basics
The One-Paragraph Start-Up Plan

The One-Paragraph Start-Up Plan

Use these five steps to write a practical business plan to launch a new company quickly.
December 7, 2010 in Young Entrepreneurs
The Young Entrepreneur's Generation Gap Challenge

The Young Entrepreneur's Generation Gap Challenge

Here are three tips that will serve you well when dealing with an age bully.
November 11, 2010 in Young Entrepreneurs
10 Do's and Don'ts for Facebook Pages

10 Do's and Don'ts for Facebook Pages

Use these tips to make the most of your Facebook marketing efforts.
October 6, 2010 in Online Marketing
Using Sizzle Reels to Brand and Market Your Business

Using Sizzle Reels to Brand and Market Your Business

11 tips for producing short videos that will captivate your audience, spread your message and increase sales
August 23, 2010 in Branding
Why Young Entrepreneurs Fail

Why Young Entrepreneurs Fail

Founder of Under30CEO.com, Matt Wilson, shares tips to avoid failure.
July 20, 2010 in Growth Strategies

Ditch Your Bad Financial Habits

Straight talk and business tips from personal finance guru Ramit Sethi.
March 25, 2010 in Cash Flow & Money Management

Vote For Art: Democratizing Collegiate Apparel

Jeremy Parker infiltrated an institution and made crowdsourcing profitable
January 20, 2010 in Young Entrepreneurs

The Upstarts Are Coming

An inside look at the latest book from renowned author and journalist, Donna Fenn
December 21, 2009 in Young Entrepreneurs

Summit Series: Connecting Young Entrepreneurs

Elliot Bisnow created a networking event to bring together young captains-of-industry.
November 2, 2009 in Young Entrepreneurs

Involver: A New Frontier in Marketing

Rahim Fazal forged a niche helping advertisers engage customers using new media formats.
October 19, 2009 in Business Ideas

Increase Your Startup's Online Visibility

5 ways to develop engaging brand language and ensure success on the internet
October 5, 2009 in Startup Basics

10 Tips for the First-Time Business Owner

Advice from a young entrepreneur in the trenches
September 8, 2009 in Startup Basics

Unigo: Retooling the College Guidebook

This young entrepreneur is giving students the power to rate and review their schools.
August 20, 2009 in Success Stories

5 Steps to Building a Successful Niche Business

A simple service can win big in a small market.
August 3, 2009 in Business Ideas

Marketing That Pops

Magnetic 3D is cornering the market on high definition, 3-D advertising
July 22, 2009 in Marketing Ideas

The 10 Worst Partners For Your Start-Up

Don't give away equity or authority to these characters.
June 29, 2009 in Startup Basics

School for Entrepreneurship Hits the Road

These young entrepreneurs take school for startups on tour.
June 4, 2009 in Success Stories

6 Steps to the Perfect Pitch

Learn to succeed with investors--from a guy who failed.
May 22, 2009 in Startup Basics

HARO: Tapping Into Sources

This simple service is connecting journalists with sources.
April 22, 2009 in Starting a Business

Look Like a Multimillion Dollar Brand

Five ways to look like you make a lot of money without spending a lot.
April 16, 2009 in Starting a Business