Michael Kerr

Because Words Matter

I am an award-winning business and medical writer from Portland, Oregon. I have published thousands of articles for dozens of publications including Forbes.com, Portland Business Journal, American Family Insurance's Business Accelerator and many other books, magazines, websites and anthologies.

Portfolio

Business and Technology

SungardASVoice: Your Online Reputation Management: Ignoring Customer Reviews Won't Make Them Go Away
Explore ways to manage your online reputation management to get more positive reviews, silence negative ones and even turn serial complainers into loyal cheerleaders.
SungardASVoice: Startups On a Shoestring: 5 Successful Tech Companies That Were Started For Under...
These enterprising founders prove you don't need a ton of money to begin building your technology empire. Start with loads of talent and a great idea, throw in some grit and...
4 Online Tools to Make Your Sales Easier
NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT OF ANY KIND, OR INSURANCE QUOTE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE, PAYMENT, OR QUOTE WILL NOT IMPROVE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. Entrants have the...
SungardASVoice: 3D Printing Fuels New Industrial Revolution
While manufacturing jobs have been migrating overseas for decades, there's been a revival of DIY and craft culture here at home. As Americans become increasingly nostalgic for...
5 Great Ideas to Help Secure Your Website
NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT OF ANY KIND, OR INSURANCE QUOTE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE, PAYMENT, OR QUOTE WILL NOT IMPROVE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. Entrants have the...
SungardASVoice: 4 Technology Trends That Will Save Your Life
A digital uprising in medicine has meant unprecedented changes to the U.S. healthcare system in recent years. With hastily-scrawled prescriptions and handwritten patient charts...
SungardASVoice: An Unexpected Source of Innovation: How 3 Unique Businesses Are Using Information...
Although she is a 20-something, Lucy Stonehill is hardly the picture of the awkward, bespectacled technology entrepreneur hunched over a keyboard. In fact, Stonehill, 27, admits...
2013 HR Leadership Awards
Social Media: Stop Marketing and Start Engaging
For entrepreneurs young and old, social media is a powerful engagement tool. Here are some social media strategies to reach existing and new customers.
6 Tips for Coming Up With Your Million-Dollar Business Idea
When I was a kid, I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. I was going to be the next Boris Vallejo! (You know, the famous fantasy and sci-fi artist who always painted...
2012 Most Admired Businesses
Dr. Colin A. Banas Discusses Trends, Dashboarding and Patient Outcomes - Insight ON
Healthcare is rapidly changing and, while it's still the EMTs, nurses and physicians who save lives, IT is affecting patient outcomes in ways unimaginable just a few years ago....
Increase Sales with Social Media
Social media is big. How big? Facebook alone has 1.28 billion active monthly users as of March 2014. Turning just a tiny fraction of those eyeballs into sales would be like...
The 4 Biggest Business Mistakes of All Time (and What You Can Learn From Them)
When I was starting out in business I was naïve. Strike that-I was clueless. In fact, I knew less than nothing about running a business, and I didn't even know that. Back then,...
2013 Women of Influence

Blogging

Not Being Paid? 4 Steps Freelancers Can Take to Avoid Getting Stiffed By a Client
When it comes to the daily humiliations of freelancing, I'm a pro. I've been taken in by the promise of exposure, dealt with the frustrations of something called "payment upon...
Make Conducting Professional Interviews Easy With These Free (Or Cheap) Tools
Whether interviews are your bread-and-butter or you simply grit your teeth and bear them, they are an inevitable part of every freelance writer's life. But these tools can help...
The 5 Types of Employees You'll Find on Your Startup Journey (and How to Manage Them)
Several years ago, when I was just starting out as an entrepreneur, a friend introduced me to a concept he called "Serengeti Management." His premise was that, as a new...
The Artist's Heart
I have been working with artists for a long time. As a gallery owner, I interacted with artists every day. They were my customers, my employees and my partners. I have, quite...
Movement for Mood: Exercise as a Treatment for Depression
"Melancholia Minus Its Charms" Depression - not to be confused with normal sadness - has been called many things since Hippocrates first described the disease back in the 5th...
What is Target Marketing? - Bplans Blog
If you build it, they will come. That's what I believed, when I was first starting out. I assumed that if I opened a business, customers would just show up-no major marketing...

Health and Medicine

Is Your Favorite Sports Team Killing You
Posted 5/13/2015 by UHBlog In America, sports is a national pastime like, well, baseball and apple pie - and football and basketball and hockey. Each week, millions of Americans...
10 Tests Every Man Should Get
Posted 4/28/2015 by UHBlog Are you one of those guys who hasn't visited your doctor in years? You are not alone. Even though early detection saves lives, one-fourth of all men...
Too Hot to Handle Be Safe in the Summer Heat
Posted 5/26/2015 by UHBlog It's only natural to want to take advantage of the warm weather by getting in some extra training outside. But with temperatures on the rise, your...
Youre Grilling Me The Healthiest and Not-So-Healthy Things to Cook Over an Open Flame
Posted 5/5/2015 by UHBlog The days are getting longer and, as another winter quickly recedes into memory, summer is so close you can almost taste it - along with all of those...
Transition of Care
Transition of Care program helps kids with chronic illnesses move from Children's Health into adult treatment.
Dr. Colin A. Banas Discusses Meaningful Use, Patient Engagement and Portals - Insight ON
Meaningful Use has meant big changes and even bigger challenges for many healthcare providers. But, for those organizations committed to health technology, there's no going...

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