Jason Daley

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

Why These 3 Once Thriving Franchises Have Fallen on Hard Times
Franchise

Why These 3 Once Thriving Franchises Have Fallen on Hard Times

What went wrong, and can they survive?
How a Former Denny's Waitress Amassed an Empire of Over 75 Denny's Locations
Success Stories

How a Former Denny's Waitress Amassed an Empire of Over 75 Denny's Locations

At age 16, Dawn Lafreeda began working at Denny's as a hostess. Three decades later, she's the largest single-owner franchisee in the system.
Why Early Adopters Will Win the Franchise Game
New technology

Why Early Adopters Will Win the Franchise Game

A 'don't-rock-the-boat' strategy is no longer an acceptable option.
A Franchise Built for Endurance Athletes
Sports

A Franchise Built for Endurance Athletes

Jamie and Tara Osborn, triathletes both, recognized that retail niche for athletes like themselves and so they opened Endurance House.
Meet the Surprising New Player Driving Innovation in Golf
Golf

Meet the Surprising New Player Driving Innovation in Golf

Tyler Sullivan is on a quest to redesign the golf driver.
Reviving an Old Brand = Nostalgia Driven Profit
Brands

Reviving an Old Brand = Nostalgia Driven Profit

Bringing back a well-known brand can save millions in upfront marketing, while the name recognition captures attention in a crowded marketplace.
Making the Jump From Franchisee to Franchisor
Franchisors

Making the Jump From Franchisee to Franchisor

Several owners who made the shift discuss their decision-making process, what they learned and how they do things differently.
Meet the Franchisor Launching a Fundraising Platform for Potential Franchisees
Franchisors

Meet the Franchisor Launching a Fundraising Platform for Potential Franchisees

Mandy Calara created an online crowdfunding platform that lets the friends, family and community of potential franchisees become investors.
Meet the Real Estate Franchise Backed by Warren Buffett
Real estate

Meet the Real Estate Franchise Backed by Warren Buffett

One of the first enterprises Buffett is allowing to use the Berkshire Hathaway brand name is a real-estate brokerage.
Why It Pays Big to Be an Early Adopter in Franchising
Early Adopters

Why It Pays Big to Be an Early Adopter in Franchising

Getting in on the ground floor can lead to big things in a world where a relatively modest investment can turn into a profitable business.
How Social Franchising Is Bringing Jobs to the Developing World
Franchise

How Social Franchising Is Bringing Jobs to the Developing World

The aid community is taking the efficiency and standardization of the franchise model any applying it toward philanthropic endeavors.
From Independent Business Owner to Franchisee
Franchisees

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

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.
The Top Brands in Food Service, Hotels, Retail and More
Branding 2014

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

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

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.