David Port

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

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.
Starting Up

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
How To

How to Start a Business in 10 Days

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

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
Startup Wisdom From 3 Millionaire Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

Startup Wisdom From 3 Millionaire Entrepreneurs

We've gathered advice from entrepreneurs who made millions on their first businesses and are applying that hard-won wisdom to their new startups.
The Entrepreneur Who Will Change Your Mobile Phone Bill
Technology

The Entrepreneur Who Will Change Your Mobile Phone Bill

Republic Wireless is a $19-per-month voice, text and data service that relies on Wi-Fi as its primary network.
Smartphone-Enabled Car Rental Aims to Make Life Easier
Technology

Smartphone-Enabled Car Rental Aims to Make Life Easier

Silvercar is out to make car rental more personal and a lot less of a hassle.
How a Coffee Franchise With Russian Roots Made it in the U.S.
Franchises

How a Coffee Franchise With Russian Roots Made it in the U.S.

The story of two brothers who brought Soviet inspired coffeehouses to the U.S.
From Small-Town Day Spa to Flourishing Franchise
Franchises

From Small-Town Day Spa to Flourishing Franchise

How a contrarian approach helped one entrepreneur scale her spa business to more than 25 franchise units in 14 states.
How One Health Care Franchisee Overcame Growing Pains and Found Success
Franchises

How One Health Care Franchisee Overcame Growing Pains and Found Success

Daniel Pahos shares lessons learned from managing the explosive growth of his Home Instead Senior Care business.
How Two Firefighters Started Firehouse Subs Franchise
Franchises

How Two Firefighters Started Firehouse Subs Franchise

A firefighting-theme sandwich chain gets hot. Now with nearly 500 locations, it's grown to become one of the top sub-sandwich franchises in the U.S.