Jason Daley

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

Why One Man Came Out of Retirement to Start a Custom T-Shirt Franchise
Franchisors

Why One Man Came Out of Retirement to Start a Custom T-Shirt Franchise

The most inventive franchises can have unexpected starts.
The Work Behind Fast-Growing Franchises
Small Business - Big Impact

The Work Behind Fast-Growing Franchises

Quick overexpansion is easy. But preparing for strong, lasting growth? That's harder.
The Minimum Wage Battle Is Here to Stay
Franchise 500

The Minimum Wage Battle Is Here to Stay

The fight will continue to drag on, state by state and city by city, over the next few years.
How an Injured Rodeo Champ Started a Business That Caught the Eye of Daymond John
Franchise 500

How an Injured Rodeo Champ Started a Business That Caught the Eye of Daymond John

Ryan Ehmann knows what it means to fall down and get back up again.
The Franchise World Finally Gets the Whole 'Big Data' Thing
Franchise 500

The Franchise World Finally Gets the Whole 'Big Data' Thing

Franchises are using big data to customize marketing, select locations and manage staffing.
The Best and Worst Franchise Marketing Campaigns of 2015
Franchise 500

The Best and Worst Franchise Marketing Campaigns of 2015

Here are the campaigns that made us cringe, chuckle and, at times, collectively facepalm.
Why Franchising Was Key to Righting the Ship for This Boat Club
Franchise 500

Why Franchising Was Key to Righting the Ship for This Boat Club

With a motivated captain at the helm, a membership boating club has sailed up Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 rankings.
This Franchise Gives Hair Stylists a Salon of Their Own Without the High Costs
Franchise 500

This Franchise Gives Hair Stylists a Salon of Their Own Without the High Costs

Phenix offers hair stylists, manicurists and other beauty workers a suite where they can run their own show.
How These Franchises Established a Company Culture That Works
Franchise 500

How These Franchises Established a Company Culture That Works

Company culture is more than flip-flops and Ping-Pong -- it's a critical strategy for helping define and maintain a consistent brand atmosphere among disparate groups of franchisees and staff.
How This Ex-Police Officer Found a Business in Cleaning Up Crime Scenes, Hoarders' Homes
Franchise 500

How This Ex-Police Officer Found a Business in Cleaning Up Crime Scenes, Hoarders' Homes

Laura Spaulding's act of kindness in 2005 led her to a revelation about crime-scene cleanup.
The Future of Franchises: What's Next, and What's Still Needed
Franchises

The Future of Franchises: What's Next, and What's Still Needed

It's nearly 2016. Are franchises driving change, or are they simply playing catch-up?
For Cybersecurity Companies, It's Time to Shine
Cybersecurity

For Cybersecurity Companies, It's Time to Shine

A growing crop of businesses is set on helping consumers and companies navigate the maze of threats.
How This Former Engineer Found His Appetite for Business as a Restaurant Franchisee
Franchisees

How This Former Engineer Found His Appetite for Business as a Restaurant Franchisee

By taking a spot behind the counter, Danny Banwait is finding a way to get ahead.
Expert Opinions: Is a Business Degree Worth It?
Business Education

Expert Opinions: Is a Business Degree Worth It?

Two researchers weigh in on if a business degree is worth the time and expense.
Meet the Franchisor Offering Manly Pedicures
Franchisors

Meet the Franchisor Offering Manly Pedicures

A clubhouse atmosphere sets a men's grooming salon apart.