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David Port

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

25 Recent Stories

Become a Follow-Up Fanatic

Become a Follow-Up Fanatic

Far too many startups lose valuable sales through a lack of consistent follow-up. Here's how to do it better.
March 3, 2010 in Customer Service

A Rocky Mountain Chocolate High

Stephanie Kusayanagi learns that business can be profitable and fun.
March 2, 2010 in Success Stories

Betting on Billiards Franchise Felt Right

How going with your gut can lead to franchise success
March 2, 2010 in Success Stories

Invest in Your Own Expertise

Looking to expand your successful business? Consider consulting.
January 6, 2010 in Growth Strategies
Work Less (It's Good for Business)

Work Less (It's Good for Business)

Doctors told Brett Schklar to slow down--or else. That's when he started his own company and learned that paying more attention to life off the job made him much better on it.
November 16, 2009 in Success Stories

Create Measurable Impact

Web metrics numbers are only as good as what you do with them.
October 5, 2009 in Online Marketing

Casting a Long Shadow

Find out how to make your organization look bigger than it really is with these tips.
September 24, 2009 in Startup Basics

Solo, But Not Alone

A new generation of entrepreneurs is congregating in 'co-working' spaces across the country.
September 17, 2009 in Business Ideas

The Future Is...Later

A backlog of applications at the U.S. Patent Office has innovation in a stranglehold.
September 1, 2009 in Inventing

How to Make Your Website Really Sell

The best advice for converting visitors to your company's website into real revenue
August 21, 2009 in Online Marketing

Ramp up Your Redesign

Make your website's overhaul an event that attracts traffic--and customers.
July 1, 2009 in Building a Website

Make Room at the Bar

America's micro-distillers are causing drinkers--and the liquor establishment--to take notice.
June 15, 2009 in Success Stories

The Evolution of eBay

Despite some unpopular changes, entrepreneurs still see it as the king of online sales channels.
May 29, 2009 in Selling Online

The Value of Voluntary Benefits

More small companies are turning to voluntary benefits as a low-cost way to bolster a business and empower employees.
April 22, 2009 in Compensation and Benefits

Boost Your Brand

How to find the perfect pitch person to get your message out
April 2, 2009 in Marketing Ideas

Best Resources for Startups

Here's an insider's guide to 4 of the best startup resources.
March 17, 2009 in Starting a Business

The Best Places for Entrepreneurs to Learn

Taking stock of the best places for entrepreneurs to learn.
March 16, 2009 in Startup Basics

APR Hikes Ambush Biz Owners

Card issuers have changed the rules. Do you know how to protect your rate, and take action if necessary?
March 16, 2009 in Cash Flow & Money Management

Find Your Perfect (Business) Match

Lonely singles have online matchmaking help, and so do entrepreneurs. Whether they're looking for a location, partner or funding, there's a website to hook them up.
February 11, 2009 in Startup Basics

Overhaul in the Offing at SBA

Small-biz supporters say it's time to make the agency part of the solution, not part of the problem.
February 4, 2009 in Financing

Relieve the Cost Burden

Alleviate the high cost of doing business with this cost-containment guide for entrepreneurs in expensive cities like Honolulu, Anchorage and New York.
January 21, 2009 in Cash Flow & Money Management

You're Hired: A Project Management Primer

Celebrities may make for good TV, but they don't make very good project managers. Find out what Mr. Trump should be looking for in his Apprentice contestants.
January 21, 2009 in Management & Operations

An Action Plan for Growth

To take their ventures to new heights, entrepreneurs head back to class in the SBA's Emerging 200 program.
January 13, 2009 in Leadership

From Servicemen to Businessmen

For these veterans, SBA's PX is an entrepreneurial Rx.
November 21, 2008 in Success Stories

SBA at a Crossroads

Sen. John Kerry and other critics are looking to turn things around for the little guy at the SBA.
October 22, 2008 in Financing
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