Nick Nanton, Esq., personal branding expert and co-founder of the Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency, has been invited to join the prestigious Young Entrepreneur Council.
Orlando, Fla. – April 25, 2011 – Best-selling author, Nick Nanton, Esq., agent to celebrity experts and co-founder of the Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency, was recently invited to become a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council (Y.E.C.) – joining other successful young entrepreneurs such as Tim O’Shagnessy (Founder of LivingSocial,) Jake Nickell (Founder of Threadless,) Aaron Patzer (Founder of and Lauren Bush (Founder of FEED Projects and niece of President George W. Bush.)
The strategy of developing and marketing business and professional experts into Celebrity Experts in their field to help them gain credibility and recognition for their accomplishments has led to Nick being known as “The Celebrity Agent.” Nick’s expertise on personal branding and marketing has been sought out and featured in the Los Angeles Times, Orlando Sentinel, The Chicago Tribune, The California Chronicle,,, USA Today, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal, among others.
Scott Gerber, author of Never Get A Real Job, founded the Y.E.C.  The Y.E.C. provides its members with access to tools, mentorship, community and educational resources that support each stage of their business’s development and growth. Their organization promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to youth unemployment and underemployment.
According to The Y.E.C., 89% of young professionals believe that entrepreneurship education is important given the new economy and current job market, yet only 30% feel that entrepreneurship courses offered by their schools were adequate enough to start a business post graduation.  Their goal is to solve this problem through building the first-ever online helpdesk for young entrepreneurs.
Community Director for The Y.E.C., Ryan Paugh, remarked, “Nick was selected because he has established a noteworthy business at a young age.  We see The Celebrity Branding Agency® as a forward-thinking company that young, aspiring entrepreneurs should aspire to be like.  Nick himself is also an inspiration to young people aspiring to do big things.  He is a lawyer, a business owner, an author and a thought leader for his entire generation.”
Led by an invite-only group of the world’s top business leaders under 35 the Young Entrepreneurship Council is building a peer-to-peer network that will become a part of every young entrepreneur’s DNA.  Their hand-selected members will be providing aspiring entrepreneurs with guidance throughout each developmental stage of their business, from registering as an LLC to making their first million.
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About Nick Nanton, Esq.:
Nick Nanton, Esq. is known as The Celebrity Lawyer and Agent to the top Celebrity Experts for his role in developing and marketing business and professional experts, through personal branding, to help them gain credibility and recognition for their accomplishments. Nick is recognized as the nation’s leading expert on personal branding as Fast Company Magazine’s Expert Blogger on the subject and lectures regularly on the topic at the University of Central Florida. His book Celebrity Branding You® has been selected as the textbook on personal branding at the University.
Nick is an award winning songwriter and television producer and has worked on everything from large scale events to television shows with the likes of Bill Cosby, President George H.W. Bush, Brian Tracy, Michael Gerber and many more.
Nick is recognized as one of the top thought leaders in the business world and has co-authored 10 best-selling books, including the breakthrough hit Celebrity Branding You!®.
Nick serves as editor and publisher of Celebrity Press™, a publishing company that produces and releases books by top Business Experts. CelebrityPress has published books by Brian Tracy, Mari Smith, Ron Legrand and many other celebrity experts and Nick has led the marketing and PR campaigns that have driven more than 100 authors to Best-Seller status. Nick has been seen in USA Today, The Wall St. Journal, Newsweek, Inc. Magazine, The New York Times, Entrepreneur® Magazine, and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX television affiliates speaking on subjects ranging from branding, marketing and law, to American Idol.
Nick is a member of the Florida Bar, holds a JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, as well as a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business. Nick is a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS, Home to The GRAMMYs), co-founder of the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors, a 4-time Telly Award winner, and spends his spare time working with Young Life, Florida Hospital and rooting for the Florida Gators with his wife Kristina, and their two sons, Brock and Bowen.