Editor, Dotdash

Resides In

Austin, TX


Hartwick College, Binghamton University


  • 10+ years writing on small business, finance, wealth management, healthcare, SaaS, and technology topics

  • SEO specialist, branding specialist, and content strategist

  • Fiction writer


 Michael’s work has appeared in

  • The Balance

  • The Balance Small Business

  • The Balance Careers

  • Fit Small Business

  • Software Advice

  • FastCapital360

Michael Kurko is a freelance writer who has worked with brands including The Balance, Software Advice, Fit Small Business, and Fast Capital 360. For over 15 years he has helped startups and small businesses build their brand identity, improve their online presence, and market to new and existing customers. He is an expert in small business marketing and technology and has written as the voice for brands on finance and wealth management.

He loves helping business owners communicate what they’re passionate about to their customers to create deep value and loyalty. Michael also writes short science-fiction and fantasy short stories under a pen name and is currently working on his first book.


 Michael graduated from Hartwick College in New York state with a B.A. in English Literature.

Quote from Michael Kurko

“Courageous action isn’t easy. But it’s always worth it.”