David Garofalo is known these days as The Cigar Authority. His chain of cigar stores, Two Guys Smoke Shop, are internationally recognized as the highest volume, independently owned and operated brick and mortar retail cigar shops in the world. He is also the founder of Studio 21 Podcast Café, where he helps promote and market other small businesses in his United Podcast Network, hoping to achieve similar success. David made his debut into the business world in a much different place. Armed with a freshly printed high school diploma, a strong work ethic, and his trademark creativity, David’s first venture was to purchase a cable car diner without any available cash. Starting with literally nothing, he grew his new business, and then sold it within three years, paying off his debts and making a decent profit. David next moved into the fast-growing nightclub market, taking control of neighborhood bars and turning them into profitable nightclubs. As his staff of DJs spun the popular disco hits of the time, David was spinning his marketing, experimenting with ground-breaking promotional events that brought patrons to his popular nightspots. From there, David purchased his first cigar shop, and as they say, the rest is history. His entrepreneurial experience, combined with his knowledge of promotional marketing, has set the stage for retail achievement, helping him reach the pinnacle of success.