David Port

Entrepreneur Contributor

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Franchises

Sports Figures Invest in a Sweet Startup

As Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt franchisees, sports luminaries show their softer side.
Franchises

How Social Media and a Sprinkle of Stardust Led to One Franchisee's Success

A Fetch! Pet Care franchisee in the Los Angeles area credits celeb clientele and word of mouth for its growth.
worth-knowing

From Modest Roots to a 3,000-Salon Franchise

How the founders of Great Clips haircutting company built a thriving business.
worth-knowing

When Whiffling is Good Business

Can a boyhood dream become a successful sports league?
Take It From The Pros

How Ethnic Brands Grow Beyond Their Niche

Tapping the cultural uniqueness of a product might not be conducive to appealing to a broader customer base.
Take It From The Pros

Is It Time for You to Get Anti-Social?

Why some small businesses have pulled back from social media -- and are better off as a result
Growth Strategies

All the Consulting, (Almost) None of the Cost

Creative entrepreneurs are finding ways to grow their businesses without paying for high-priced advice.
Growth Strategies

Why Business Owners Are Heading Back to Campus

Many successful entrepreneurs are becoming serial students as they look to expand their skills and grow their businesses.
worth-knowing

Making Millions on Crowdsourced Homework

How skipping high school helped Student of Fortune founder Sean McCleese find success in the tutoring business
Marketing

The Entrepreneur's Sales Guide

As a business owner, you're always selling. Here's how you can find, nurture and close prospects.
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