PRESS – Direction is a Certified Top Veteran Owned Company on Clutch

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    Here at Direction, we don’t just market, we dominate markets. Known as the Washington DC areas leading SEO company, which also provides Local SEO Software, our team of organic search experts are known for providing clients with record-breaking return on investment and concrete, continuous growth. We treat our clients with utmost respect and professionalism, pouring our hearts into whatever project we do – as we truly love what we do.

    Located in Washington, DC., Clutch is an established B2B review and market resource platform designed to help companies learn more about the right service providers. The site is widely respected for its Leaders Awards, data-driven content, and massive collection of real, legitimate client reviews.

    Clutch has a certification program that’s aimed at elevating socially and economically disadvantaged firms. The esteemed certification program allows B2B providers to self identify their veteran, minority, and LGBTQ identities.

    Clutch Certified Veteran Owned Business

    “In our extensive experience with small companies around the country, veterans are consistently a large percentage of the hardest working and most well-reviewed group of business owners we interact with, their dedication to their clients, like their dedication to the country, is absolutely unparalleled.”

    Top-Tier Veteran Owned Business

    That being said, the whole Direction team is truly proud to be recognized and certified as a top-tier veteran owned business on Clutch!

    Our team thanks Clutch for being a great partner for our growth over the years. The Direction team is honored to see countless opportunities come as we gain traction on Clutch.

    Also, our presence on Clutch wouldn’t be possible without our clients who graciously support and trust our team. We dedicate this milestone to each and every one of them, most especially to those who spared time to review our services on the platform.

    Direction is beyond grateful to be a 5-star agency on Clutch!

    More Veteran-Related Certifications

    Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

    Direction Inc. is also a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. The Vets First Verification Program affords verified firms owned and controlled by Veterans and Service-disabled Veterans the opportunity to compete for VA set asides. 

    Direction Inc is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

    During Verification, the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) verifies SDVOSBs/VOSBs according to the tenets found in Title 38 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 74 and 13 CFR Part 125 that address Veteran eligibility, ownership, and control.

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    Veterati Mentor

    But it doesn’t just stop there. Chris Kirksey, CEO, continues to support both active duty military, as well as other veterans through providing mentorship. 

    Helping on both the transition out of the military, as well as the business side of things – US Military Veterans are a top priority at this company. (learn more here). 

    Venture Capital Guidance for Veterans

    Chris also works with as a resource for how other veteran-led startups can utilize venture capital, and other resources available to military veterans to grow and enhance their startup companies.

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    The Best on The Manifest

    Aside from Clutch’s certification, we are ecstatic to announce that we’ve been featured on The Manifest’s list of the hottest service providers. To give you further context, The Manifest is a business news website that serves as a helpful guide for those eager to learn more about the B2B space.

    According to The Manifest, Direction ranks fifth among the top 80 digital marketing agencies in Washington, DC! This is massive news to us! We are thankful for The Manifest and their team’s recognition.

    As we head forward, we are stoked to show more of what we got. Interested in working with a top-tier veteran owned business? Let’s boost your online presence. Get in touch with the Direction team and let’s create amazing engaging digital experiences.

    About The Author:

    Chris Kirksey

    Chris Kirksey

    Chris Kirksey is the CEO of, a Local SEO software & SEO services company reflecting the culmination of a 15+ year obsession with digital marketing. It all started with an eBay business at 9 years old, then transitioning from domain investing and website building. After a 6-year US Army career leading intelligence collection teams both in the US and overseas, Chris now brings a sophisticated approach from cryptologic language and adversary data intelligence to digital marketing and business intelligence. His precision and planning of military campaigns, now reflected in SEO campaigns, have proven successful for clients in industries ranging from law firms to technology startups.
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