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Your Weekly YEC Social Roundup

Each week, we like to post what’s been going on with some of our members in the world of social media. Our recap will cover member news and highlights, external publications and hiring needs.

Member News & Highlights

Charles Michael Yim, founder and CEO of Breathometer was in Business Insider's "The 15 Biggest 'Shark Tank' Success Stories of all Time." Since his appearance, the YEC member has secured an additional $6.5 million in funding and is expected to end 2015 with $20 million in sales — double last year's number. Congratulations, Charles!

"The School of Greatness," written by YEC member Lewis Howes, made INC's list of "The Best Business Books of 2015." The book made the list for being "consistently interesting and helpful and it's particular usefulness for entrepreneurs looking for inspirational role models."

Earlier this week, The Gramlist named YEC member company She's the First as one of "5 Causes Changing the World." Christen Brandt's company is one of five "modern-minded non-profits, social enterprises and all-around good causes who, by virtue of their Instagram feeds, show you where your good will is going."

We're thrilled to hear that YEC member companies Clypd and Mavrck were recently recognized in Entrepreneur's "The 25 Best Small Company Cultures in 2015." Congratulations to Joshua Summers, Lyle Stevens and Christopher Wolfel!

Member Publications

In her latest Forbes article, YEC member Jayna Cooke interviewed fellow YEC member Dan Novaes in "How to Growth Hack Everything: A Q&A With Daniel Novaes." Dan described himself as a life-hacker and self-taught entrepreneur while he discussed growth hacking, sales and un-conventional thinking.

Jason Shah, founder and CEO of Do, was featured in the Inc article "Meet the Company That Apple, Google, and Facebook Use to Run Their Meetings." As the article states, "With its current list of high-profile customers, Shah and his team behind the platform seem to be headed on the right track."

YEC'er Laura Roeder recently wrote an artile for Medium titled, "Why I Didn't Want My Startup to Go Viral." In her piece, the Edgar founder explains that "people are constantly launching startups assuming that a viral loop is just part of the marketing process." But in reality, the company should "focus on developing something people will be excited about and to not gamble your company’s future."

Earlier this week, YEC member Jennifer Kushell was the cover story on 1851 in "Jennifer Kushell – Co-Founder of NextGen In Franchising." It's a great look at how Jennifer got into franchising. Hint: She was literally raised around entrepreneurs.

In his latest Entrepreneur article, Due founder John Rampton discusses the importance of blogging and marketing in "7 Essentials for Making Your Content Marketing Business Thrive." He writes, "If you've been considering jumping into the field of content marketing, the time is definitely right. At the end of the day, content marketing is good both for growing your own business and for helping your clients grow theirs."

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