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Jason Daley lives and writes in Madison, Wisconsin. His work regularly appears in Popular Science, Outside and other magazines.

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From Independent Business Owner to Franchisee

From Independent Business Owner to Franchisee

Don Robinson has been an independent restaurant owner -- twice -- but has come to the realization that being a franchisee plays to his strengths.
April 12, 2014 in Franchises
Introducing Entrepreneur's Top Brands of 2014: Learn Their Secrets

Introducing Entrepreneur's Top Brands of 2014: Learn Their Secrets

We present the companies that have generated the most trust among entrepreneurs as well as the lessons you can take from them.
March 25, 2014 in Marketing
The Top Brands in Food Service, Hotels, Retail and More

The Top Brands in Food Service, Hotels, Retail and More

These brands took the No. 1 spot in various categories. Here's why.
March 25, 2014 in Marketing
The 120 Most Trusted Brands

The 120 Most Trusted Brands

We surveyed more than 5,000 Entrepreneur readers to learn the companies that elicit their greatest loyalty and trust. Here are the results.
March 25, 2014 in Marketing
Franchisees: How to Make It in a Big City

Franchisees: How to Make It in a Big City

Urban locations present unique challenges: higher taxes, complicated real estate, lifestyle differences. But it's true what they say about big-city success: If you can make it there, you can make it a
March 21, 2014 in Franchises
Why Health-Care Franchising Is Entering a Boom Time

Why Health-Care Franchising Is Entering a Boom Time

Enterprising businesspeople are finding that the franchise model can dispense routine medical services as efficiently as it delivers fried chicken or oil changes.
March 13, 2014 in Franchises
Meet the Franchise Bringing Adult Products Out of the Shadows

Meet the Franchise Bringing Adult Products Out of the Shadows

Adam & Eve creates an atmosphere that is welcoming to both women and couples, with a focus on sexual health.
February 14, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Extreme Makeover, Franchise Style

Extreme Makeover, Franchise Style

A Bruster's store gets a prizewinning makeover.
January 31, 2014 in Franchises
This 24-Hour On-Demand Ice Machine Is a Game Changer

This 24-Hour On-Demand Ice Machine Is a Game Changer

A newcomer to the Franchise 500, IceBorn boasts a proprietary system that can be controlled and monitored by franchisees remotely via a smartphone.
January 20, 2014 in Franchises
Why Are These High-Profile Franchises Suddenly Going Public?

Why Are These High-Profile Franchises Suddenly Going Public?

With a number of high-profile IPOs, franchises are having a moment in the Wall Street spotlight.
January 17, 2014 in Franchises
How Local Franchises Are Becoming International Brands

How Local Franchises Are Becoming International Brands

With the support of the Commerce Department, company executives can travel to regions of interest and meet with potential investors, which may be the boost some franchises need to expand their concept
January 14, 2014 in Franchises
Meet the Franchise Serving Dinner in the Sky

Meet the Franchise Serving Dinner in the Sky

It's the gourmet meal of a lifetime. Just don't look down.
January 10, 2014 in Franchises
The Top 10 Franchises of 2014

The Top 10 Franchises of 2014

These 10 franchises are leading the way into the New Year.
January 6, 2014 in Franchises
How One Sandwich Company Cracked the Franchise Top 10

How One Sandwich Company Cracked the Franchise Top 10

A focus on franchisee selection, training and operations helped Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches reach number five on the Franchise 500 list this year.
January 3, 2014 in Magazine
Yes, Soup for You!

Yes, Soup for You!

The Original SoupMan has finally hit its stride.
December 24, 2013 in Magazine
From Intern to Franchisee

From Intern to Franchisee

A sweet internship with Kona Ice helped Derek Taylor open his very own franchise.
December 20, 2013 in Franchises
Meet the Top Franchise of 2014

Meet the Top Franchise of 2014

Positive culture and a commitment to health, family and safety have taken a 24-hour gym concept to the top of the 2014 Franchise 500.
December 20, 2013 in Franchises
Meet the Chefs Who Are Bringing Quality Food to the Masses

Meet the Chefs Who Are Bringing Quality Food to the Masses

A number of top culinary minds are aiming to expand their reach with franchised fast-casual restaurants that serve up high-quality, reasonably priced meals.
December 13, 2013 in Franchises
A Startup Brings Circuit-Training to the Masses

A Startup Brings Circuit-Training to the Masses

9Round kicks up circuit fitness training with boxing and kickboxing inspired workouts.
December 6, 2013 in Health & Fitness
Food and Beverage Trend for 2014: The Rise of Craft Distilleries

Food and Beverage Trend for 2014: The Rise of Craft Distilleries

First came the craft brewing trend, and now craft distilleries are churning out premium hooch.
November 19, 2013 in Growth Strategies
A French Fry Franchise Finds Success With Belgian-Style Frites

A French Fry Franchise Finds Success With Belgian-Style Frites

French Fry Heaven feeds an insatiable demand for fries and franchises.
November 12, 2013 in Franchises
Affordable Custom Made Suits? It's No Longer an Oxymoron

Affordable Custom Made Suits? It's No Longer an Oxymoron

Proper Suit stitches together bespoke tailoring and e-commerce so the American male can dress better for less.
November 8, 2013 in Management & Operations
Intel Engineer Shares Her Passion With the Next Generation

Intel Engineer Shares Her Passion With the Next Generation

Shu-ling Garver started Engineering for Kids, a program that teaches the basics of engineering and design to kids.
November 8, 2013 in Franchises
How a Franchise Owner Made Fast Food Local

How a Franchise Owner Made Fast Food Local

Anthony Ackil, co-founder of the farm-to-table fast food company, tells us why local fast food needn't be an oxymoron.
October 31, 2013 in Growth Strategies
How Housing Franchises Got Back on Their Feet

How Housing Franchises Got Back on Their Feet

The subprime mortgage crisis wreaked havoc on the U.S. housing market, but several franchises that operate in the sector managed to weather the storm.
October 24, 2013 in Franchises
An Investigative Report on Franchise Profits

An Investigative Report on Franchise Profits

How much money can franchisees actually earn running their businesses?
October 21, 2013 in Franchises
How the Franchise Industry Tapped Into the Craft Beer Trend

How the Franchise Industry Tapped Into the Craft Beer Trend

By cutting out major food menus, these businesses let franchisees -- and their customers -- focus on what's truly important: what's in the glass.
October 11, 2013 in Franchises
TapSnap Brings the Photo Booth Into The Digital Age

TapSnap Brings the Photo Booth Into The Digital Age

Photo booths are making a comeback, and the founder of the DVDNow Kiosks franchise, has created a touchscreen, open-air 'booth' that's connected to social media.
October 4, 2013 in Franchises
Wendy's Franchise Owner Launches a Big Training Initiative

Wendy's Franchise Owner Launches a Big Training Initiative

While the entire Wendy's franchise goes through a reboot, one franchise owner is taking an extra step, cleaning out dead weight and hiring almost 500 well-trained workers to Michigan restaurants.
September 27, 2013 in Franchises
Reality TV Gives a Small Franchise a PR Boost

Reality TV Gives a Small Franchise a PR Boost

An appearance on the CBS show 'Undercover Boss' gives a Mr. Appliance technician a moment in the spotlight.
September 20, 2013 in Franchises
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