Posts From Chris Birk

Chris Birk
Chris Birk 15 posts

Chris Birk is a former newspaper and magazine writer who now works for a pair of Inc. 500 companies, including military home-buying hub VA Mortgage Center.com. He also teaches at a private Midwestern university. Follow him on Twitter.

Marketing

Five “Ancient” Marketing Ploys That Still Work in the Internet Age

Tried-and-true marketing techniques With the advent of Internet marketing people have been quick to abandon the wide range of advertising avenues made available to them prior to the web. While… Read more »
Ideas

From Geriatrics to Online Colleges: Five Industries Guaranteed to Grow in the Near Future

Fast-Growing Industries for Entrepreneurial Investment Every entrepreneur wants to know what the next big thing is going to be. Demand for future innovation is the fuel that drives free market… Read more »
Marketing

Entrepreneur Q-and-A with Internet Strategist Danny DeMichele

Entrepreneur Q-and-A Founder and CEO of eVisibility, Danny DeMichele, calls himself an “Internet Consultant,” and after 10 years of marketing and selling numerous health, e-commerce, and Internet marketing companies, his… Read more »
Opportunities

Investment-Minded Entrepreneurs Should Keep Close Eye on China

You have your brokerage accounts and you’ve shaved your trading costs to the bone. You’re a savvy investor with a balanced portfolio, and you understand currency markets the way an… Read more »
Branding

Spotlight Your Service: Entrepreneurs Should Tout Military Ties

Veteran-Owned Businesses Here’s a somewhat staggering stat: More than 70 percent of Americans would rather patronize a veteran-owned business over a comparable civilian-owned company. That’s according to a study by… Read more »
Marketing

The Power of Retargeting

Retargeting Statistically, only 2 percent of visitors who click an ad on your website will purchase anything during their first visit to the site. The majority of online business owners… Read more »
Marketing

Crafting a Killer Elevator Pitch

Elevator PitchesIf someone asked you to sum up your business in one minute or less, would you be able to do it? Or would you panic and be unable to… Read more »
Tips

Crafting a Marketing Message That Sticks

Marketing MessagesInevitably, every new business will be driven to find creative ways to market their merchandise. Don’t be fooled into thinking the Internet is the best way to locate customers… Read more »
Legal

Navigating the Legal Needs of Your Start-Up

Legal Needs Lawyers are a necessary evil for business ventures. Not that lawyers are evil. It’s just an expression. They’re actually integral to a successful start-up. You need them for… Read more »
Marketing

What Facebook’s Facelifts Mean for Entrepreneurs

Facebook and Privacy Let’s have a quick look at the privacy storm swirling around the social networking behemoth as of late. In the last few weeks, Facebook underwent several changes,… Read more »
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