Small Business

The Small Business Committee is comprised of aspiring young entrepreneurs who believe that Erie offers significant business opportunities, but also recognize that growth can be accelerated by collaboration as a community of peers. The committee is responsible for engaging YEP members in entrepreneurial awareness and training in the creation and operation of successful small businesses.


YEP Entrepreneurship Committee Graphic


Sean  Fedorko
Sean Fedorko
Adam  Williams
Adam Williams

News and Announcements

2020 Small Business Committee meetings: 

  • February 12th, 12:00pm
  • March 18th, 4:00pm
  • April 22nd, 12:00pm
  • May 27th, 4:00pm
  • June 24th, 4:00pm

All meetings will be held at Cloud 9 in the side room. 

Agenda: Opportunity for young professional entrepreneurs (or prospective entrepreneurs) to meet and discuss issues rated to their businesses. The focus is on being a supportive peer group, not on delivering programming. 


Our Small Business Committee applies the following tools for members learning how to start a business.

Membership-based office space for entrepreneurs to share resources and enjoy one another's company.
A state-funded organization providing free or low-cost consulting services to any small business that requests them.
A 9-week small business training course that provides very early stage assistance to a cohort of new (or potential) entrepreneurs.
An open-lab for tinkering and early stage R&D on physical products. Classes are offered for all available equipment.
A shared work and production space for early-stage R&D and production of physical products. It also provides business development assistance.
A monthly meetup exclusively for entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs to have candid conversations and engage in peer-to-peer mentoring.