Thomas Minieri, CEO

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Thomas Minieri is an American entrepreneur, innovator and artist. He founded his first company at the age of 25 and turned a $30 startup budget into over $12 million in sales within eight years. In 2017, Thomas sold his company for seven figures and soon thereafter launched Minieri & Company, a boutique digital marketing and content creation agency. Thomas largely attributes his success to his creative and innovative approach to art, technology and marketing.


Thomas is a native of New York and has lived in Maine and Boston. Today, he lives in Charlotte with his wife Elizabeth and their daughter, Abigail. Thomas is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, a Forbes contributing author and has been featured in Business2Community, Inc, Mashable, Readwrite and more.

Elizabeth Minieri, Publicist

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Elizabeth Minieri is a retired celebrity ballroom dancer and former Miss and Mrs. South Carolina. Today, she works as a professional spokesmodel, women’s lifestyle blogger, social media influencer, and full-time mom. Elizabeth is also an angel investor and has personally assisted several entrepreneurs in their startup ventures. Elizabeth is from New Hampshire and has lived in Boston and Charlotte.

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Young Entrepreneur Council

The YEC is an exclusive invite only organization for founders under 40 whose companies have exceeded $1 million in annual revenue. If you have reached these entrepreneurial milestones, then contact Thomas Minieri today and he’ll help you to get connected!

Thomas Minieri Publications

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Is Franchising Right for Your Business?

February 18, 2020 - Small business owners too often make the mistake of wanting to do everything themselves, including scale. If you’re ready to take your company to new heights, then consider some of these noteworthy benefits that I found during my experience as a franchisor...

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Fatal Startup Pitfalls: The Do's and Don'ts to Avoid Them

September 23, 2019 - Many people start their first business starry-eyed and with high hopes of success, only to be rattled when things get tough or don't go as expected. My experiences as a successful small-business-owner-turned-franchisor have allowed me the opportunity to not only learn from my own business experiences but also to learn from our franchisees' experiences. Click the link to catch the full article.

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Think Your Employee is Looking for a New Job? Here's What to Do!

Smart leaders know that they won’t be able to retain their employees forever. Many managers wonder what the right course of action is in this situation. Do you confront the employee and fight to keep them, or pretend you don’t know and let them keep looking? Minieri & Company CEO Thomas Minieri and fellow Young Entrepreneur Council members weigh in with their opinions.

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12 Questions to Ask Prospects About Their Needs!

Finding a customer is hard work. Asking some of these questions may make it easier to find and keep them. Check out our July 2018 article featuring Minieri & Company CEO Thomas Minieri and fellow YEC.co members! 

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Scaling a Service Business? Read This!

Scaling a service based business in particular is tricky. Many try to scale but then crash as they outpace their own growth. Thomas Minieri & fellow YEC members offer tips!

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9 Questions Your Team Should be Asking Customers

It turns out your customers hold the keys to improving your product or service. Get some great insight from Thomas Minieri and fellow YEC.co entrepreneurs!

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How to Make Your Startup Attractive for Talent

Working for a startup can be fun and it can also be terrifying.  13 YEC entrepreneurs tell which benefits they offer employees that go beyond standard startup perks.

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How Dependent are You on Technology?

Check out this helpful article from Thomas Minieri and fellow Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC.co) members about your dependence on technology!