Jason Daley lives and writes in Madison, Wisconsin. His work regularly appears in Popular Science, Outside and other magazines.
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Franchises played a major recovery role in the wake of Sandy, with corporate parents rallying to get local units running so they could help communities in need. Here's how some companies banded togeth
Edith Kelly-Green was ready to settle into a retirement when her family convinced her to open a Lenny's Sub Shop franchise.
Rare was the '80s office without a motivational poster. We caught up with the man whose Successories had businesspeople hanging on every word.
Sure, there are motivational books and tapes to help you succeed in business. But what if you're in the mood to be inspired by something a little less in your face--and a little more entertaining? We
Jeremy Umland came up with a quick-serve sushi concept: Customers design their own rolls at the counter, then a kitchen full of automated machines helps cooks prepare them for takeout in just minutes.
Quick-serve restaurants are beefing up their menus with gourmet offerings in an effort to compete with their fast-casual counterparts.
After John Grassia and David Smith lost their jobs as pilots, they bought an Express Oil Change franchise to supplement their incomes.
A waterless car wash offers an eco-friendly and affordable option for starting a franchise.
Our picks for the best, the worst and the craziest online promotions from franchise companies.
It's been a long road to franchise success for Rosati's Pizza stores who squeak onto our ranking at number 499.
Convenience and online strategy drive rapid growth for the 24-hour micro-gym franchise.
Going it alone isn't the best route for all business owners. Cooperative corporations offer an alternative to franchising, with members working together to decide how their company should operate.
A spin on crowdfunding, Smallknot, asks customers to support local businesses.
Zoom Room offers dogs classes designed just for them that gives them a leg up on the competition.
Don't let your business grind to a halt when your traditional selling period comes to a close.
Inside the 20-year journey of the successful moving franchise.
After recovering from a car accident, Rick Collett decided to pursue healthcare and ended up opening a BrightStar Care home healthcare franchise.
Rather than expand to a full-spectrum pest-control business, Bed Bug Chasers expands within its niche.
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