David Port

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

But Where is the Money?
Starting a Business

But Where is the Money?

While small business gets talked up in the economic recovery plan, lending to small business is still down--by $40 billion--from what it was two years ago. Entrepreneurs are grumbling. And Karen G. Mills, head of the SBA, is taking questions.
Why Washington's Worth Watching
Growth Strategies

Why Washington's Worth Watching

The Obama administration has shown great interest in small-business owners, but some still wonder when they'll see results to match.
Starting a Business

Does Your Business Still Need a Website?

Between third-party apps and social media, some business owners are saying no--and it's working.
The Family Business: Making Sure Both Stay Intact
Growth Strategies

The Family Business: Making Sure Both Stay Intact

It's a tough balance to strike, but the benefits are many for those with the drive and patience to make it work.
Franchises

Earn Your Bones with a Doggie Daycare

How Dana Hood capitalized on the pet business trend with For the Love of Dog.
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.