Jason Daley lives and writes in Madison, Wisconsin. His work regularly appears in Popular Science, Outside and other magazines.
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.
How much money can franchisees actually earn running their businesses?
By cutting out major food menus, these businesses let franchisees -- and their customers -- focus on what's truly important: what's in the glass.
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.
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.
An appearance on the CBS show 'Undercover Boss' gives a Mr. Appliance technician a moment in the spotlight.
Starting a Business
Two professors argue if the instinct to be your own boss is a product of nature or nurture.
It's known as 'The Stat,' and it's been misleading prospective franchisees for years, indicating wildly high rates of success. Why is it so hard to come up with accurate figures for the survival rate of franchised businesses?
Gift Card Monkey sparks a new retail concept -- putting gift cards that would otherwise be forgotten to use for consumers and merchants.
Will public investments help the franchise world break free from the stranglehold of the credit crunch?
Greg and Meredith Tally, owners of Denver's Best Western Southwest, gave their hotel an unique new look.
Sea Tow is a family-run company with nearly 200,000 members and 100 U.S. and international franchise locations, helping seafarers in lakes and oceans across the world.
Multi-unit franchising holds its own set of challenges, from delegating to simply having the patience and drive needed to scale. Here, some advice from those who have been through it, and are thriving.
Greg Marischen opened his Brain Balance Achievement Center franchise after physical and occupational therapy changed his life.
Scott Jenning's marijuana-themed sandwich business, Cheba Hut, goes beyond the gimmick to win over customers.
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