Michael Kerr

Writer • Storyteller • Strategist

Michael Kerr is an award-winning writer living in Portland, Oregon. He has published thousands of articles and blog posts for dozens of publications including Forbes, Fortune, VentureBeat, Portland Business Journal and many other books, magazines, websites and anthologies.

United States

Portfolio

Forbes

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...

Amfambusinessaccelerator

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...

Forbes

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...

Forbes

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...

Portland Business Journal

2013 HR Leadership Awards

American Family Insurance Business Accelerator

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.

Bplans

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...

Portland Business Journal

2012 Most Admired Businesses

Insight

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....

American Family Insurance Business Accelerator

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...

Bplans

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,...

Portland Business Journal

2013 Women of Influence

Blogging

Clippings.me Blog

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...

Ebyline

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...

Bplans

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...

Medium

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...

Hive Health Media

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...

Bplans

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...

Healthcare