David Port

David Port is a freelancer based in Denver who writes on small business, and financial and energy issues.

How This Company Combines Qualities From Craigslist and Airbnb to Solve Staffing Issues
Business Optimization

How This Company Combines Qualities From Craigslist and Airbnb to Solve Staffing Issues

Instawork, a new online service, solves a restaurant's hiring woes.
3 Ways to Create the Company Culture You Want
Company Culture

3 Ways to Create the Company Culture You Want

These methods will help you build a company with good vibes and good people.
How Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan Learned New Tricks for His Website
The Fix

How Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan Learned New Tricks for His Website

Sometimes, paid SEO marketing vehicles aren't enough.
How a Data-Driven Meal Delivery Service Cooks Up Exactly What Customers Want
The Fix

How a Data-Driven Meal Delivery Service Cooks Up Exactly What Customers Want

With help from some San Francisco-based software, Munchery can track customers' order histories and preferences. The results taste like success.
How an Old-School Handyman Used an App to Repair His Business
Driving Business - Driving Success

How an Old-School Handyman Used an App to Repair His Business

An app that tracks invoices, payments and appointments helped put this handyman ahead of the curve.
4 Examples of Risks Leading to Reward
Taking risks

4 Examples of Risks Leading to Reward

Meet the mavericks whose eccentric ideas paid off big.
'Check' It Out: Why This Restaurant Group Began Using a Tableside Payment System
Small Business - Big Impact

'Check' It Out: Why This Restaurant Group Began Using a Tableside Payment System

Four Dickie Brennan's restaurants are using a new payment system, and it's a hit with customers and staff.
Franchisees: Don't Say 'I Do' to a Franchisor Unless the Chemistry Is Right
Franchisees

Franchisees: Don't Say 'I Do' to a Franchisor Unless the Chemistry Is Right

The right franchisee-franchisor relationship works something like a successful marriage.
With as Little as $500, These Entrepreneurs Created Multimillion-Dollar Businesses. Learn Their Secrets.
Ready To Launch

With as Little as $500, These Entrepreneurs Created Multimillion-Dollar Businesses. Learn Their Secrets.

Don't let a lack of cash stop a good business idea from succeeding.
Playing to Win: How Gamification Helped Boost This Company's Sales
Growth Strategies

Playing to Win: How Gamification Helped Boost This Company's Sales

The term may get a bad rap, but stoking employees' competitive fire helped this company dramatically increase its sales.
The Best Way to Buy a Company Car
Finance

The Best Way to Buy a Company Car

Take the time to consider your particular circumstances before deciding on a payment plan.
Simple Ways to Make Driving Easier
Growth Strategies

Simple Ways to Make Driving Easier

From sites that allow you to negotiate directly with lease owners, to apps that offer real-time reports on traffic, these tools take some of the stress out of driving.
Turn Your Company Car Into a Marketing Campaign on Wheels
Marketing

Turn Your Company Car Into a Marketing Campaign on Wheels

A look at three companies who are using their cars to jump start conversation and generate revenue.
How to Start a Business in 10 Days
Ready To Launch

How to Start a Business in 10 Days

Our hyper-intense, super-condensed guide to launching a new profitable business.
When Starting Up, These 6 Things Can Wait
Ready To Launch

When Starting Up, These 6 Things Can Wait

Part of becoming profitable quickly is knowing what matters now and what can be pushed back several weeks or months