Jason Daley

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

How Housing Franchises Got Back on Their Feet
Franchises

How Housing Franchises Got Back on Their Feet

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.
An Investigative Report on Franchise Profits
Franchise

An Investigative Report on Franchise Profits

How much money can franchisees actually earn running their businesses?
How the Franchise Industry Tapped Into the Craft Beer Trend
Franchises

How the Franchise Industry Tapped Into the Craft Beer Trend

By cutting out major food menus, these businesses let franchisees -- and their customers -- focus on what's truly important: what's in the glass.
TapSnap Brings the Photo Booth Into The Digital Age
Franchises

TapSnap Brings the Photo Booth Into The Digital Age

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.
Wendy's Franchise Owner Launches a Big Training Initiative
Franchises

Wendy's Franchise Owner Launches a Big Training Initiative

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.
Reality TV Gives a Small Franchise a PR Boost
Franchises

Reality TV Gives a Small Franchise a PR Boost

An appearance on the CBS show 'Undercover Boss' gives a Mr. Appliance technician a moment in the spotlight.
Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?
Starting a Business

Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

Two professors argue if the instinct to be your own boss is a product of nature or nurture.
What Is the Real Survival Rate of Franchised Businesses?
Franchises

What Is the Real Survival Rate of Franchised Businesses?

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?
Franchises

New Franchise Concept Puts Unused Gift Cards to Use

Gift Card Monkey sparks a new retail concept -- putting gift cards that would otherwise be forgotten to use for consumers and merchants.
Franchises

What the Crowdfunding Boom Means for Franchising

Will public investments help the franchise world break free from the stranglehold of the credit crunch?
Best Western Franchise Owners Give Hotel a $3.5 Million Dinosaur-Themed Makeover
Franchises

Best Western Franchise Owners Give Hotel a $3.5 Million Dinosaur-Themed Makeover

Greg and Meredith Tally, owners of Denver's Best Western Southwest, gave their hotel an unique new look.
Former Marine Starts International Franchise Helping Stranded Boats
Franchises

Former Marine Starts International Franchise Helping Stranded Boats

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.
The Unique Challenges and Benefits of Multi-Unit Franchising
Franchises

The Unique Challenges and Benefits of Multi-Unit Franchising

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.
From Brain Injury to Inspiring Entrepreneur
Franchises

From Brain Injury to Inspiring Entrepreneur

Greg Marischen opened his Brain Balance Achievement Center franchise after physical and occupational therapy changed his life.
Unique Theme Gives Sandwich Franchise a Boost
Franchises

Unique Theme Gives Sandwich Franchise a Boost

Scott Jenning's marijuana-themed sandwich business, Cheba Hut, goes beyond the gimmick to win over customers.