Jason Daley lives and writes in Madison, Wisconsin. His work regularly appears in Popular Science, Outside and other magazines.
Smart investments in management and a focus on quality franchisees have enabled a number of recent franchises to launch and expand at record speed. Here's a look at a few newbies who hit the ground running.
The multi-unit owners started an investment fund to help emerging brands, and the industry is excited by the idea.
An e-cigarette firm develops a safer pot-delivery system.
New to the list, Flippin' Pizza serves New York-style pies by the slice.
This international hotel franchise is on a tear.
Check out these six franchises with unique ideas that you'll have to read about to believe.
Jim Satterfield's Firestorm Solutions franchise helps companies develop plans to deal with workplace violence, natural disasters and other crises.
Franchising has been in the hot seat in the past year, as a number of legal and political conflicts -- minimum wage, protections for frachisees and the role of franchisors in labor disputes -- have come to a head.
After a 24-year hiatus, the chain participated in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list -- and ended up at No. 4.
A chance meeting at a buffet table in Mexico led to a career change for Sam Langer.
Dealing with changes in operations can be difficult, particularly for a large franchise. Here's how some of the most popular chains are able to do it.
These 10 stars of Entrepreneur's 2015 Franchise 500 list are leading the pack when it comes to growth and success.
Julian Gordon left the construction industry to start Amramp, a successful franchise aimed to help the elderly and disabled.
Looks can be deceiving, but using a staging service to have your house look its best can bring big bucks from potential buyers.
With word-of-mouth marketing and a focus on customer service, two friends are becoming the sleeper hit of the mattress industry.
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