David Port

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

Franchises

Fitness Franchise Flexes its Muscle

Fitness Snap caters to those who like to work out without the circus atmosphere.
Become a Follow-Up Fanatic
Marketing

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.
Starting a Business

A Rocky Mountain Chocolate High

Stephanie Kusayanagi learns that business can be profitable and fun.
Starting a Business

Betting on Billiards Franchise Felt Right

How going with your gut can lead to franchise success
Growth Strategies

Invest in Your Own Expertise

Looking to expand your successful business? Consider consulting.
Work Less (It's Good for Business)
Starting a 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.
Starting a Business

Create Measurable Impact

Web metrics numbers are only as good as what you do with them.
Growth Strategies

Casting a Long Shadow

Find out how to make your organization look bigger than it really is with these tips.
Starting a Business

Solo, But Not Alone

A new generation of entrepreneurs is congregating in 'co-working' spaces across the country.
Starting a Business

The Future Is...Later

A backlog of applications at the U.S. Patent Office has innovation in a stranglehold.
Marketing

How to Make Your Website Really Sell

The best advice for converting visitors to your company's website into real revenue
Marketing

Ramp up Your Redesign

Make your website's overhaul an event that attracts traffic--and customers.
Starting a Business

Make Room at the Bar

America's micro-distillers are causing drinkers--and the liquor establishment--to take notice.
Marketing

The Evolution of eBay

Despite some unpopular changes, entrepreneurs still see it as the king of online sales channels.
Growth Strategies

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.