Jason Daley

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

30 Recent Stories

And the No. 1 Franchise Is. . . Hampton Hotels
Franchise 500

And the No. 1 Franchise Is. . . Hampton Hotels

Hampton Hotels continues to dominate the U.S. franchising landscape, holding the No. 1 spot on this year's Franchise 500 List. The chain aims to bring value -- and a hot breakfast -- to travelers worl
How Pizza Hut Made a Comeback
Franchise 500

How Pizza Hut Made a Comeback

Lower prices and a new restaurant design propel Pizza Hut back into the top 10 on this year's Franchise 500 List.
Ya, Mon: A Franchise for Hydroponic Equipment
Franchises

Ya, Mon: A Franchise for Hydroponic Equipment

A hydroponic equipment outlet brings production of medical marijuana to light.
How to Create a Succession Plan for a Franchise Business
Business Management

How to Create a Succession Plan for a Franchise Business

Passing a franchise from one generation to the next can be fraught with complexities. A smart succession plan will ease the transition.
Biker Franchise Goes Whole Hog
Franchises

Biker Franchise Goes Whole Hog

EagleRider Motorcycle Rental helps tourists hit the road. Learn how it got started and where it's going.
20-Something Entrepreneur Multiplies Success in a Salad Franchise
Success Stories

20-Something Entrepreneur Multiplies Success in a Salad Franchise

A former mall rat serves up fresh ideas with Saladworks franchises in three states.
The Fight for 'Fairness in Franchising'
Franchises

The Fight for 'Fairness in Franchising'

The Coalition for Franchisee Associations has put together a Bill of Rights to fight for changes to the long-established franchising system. But that's just a starting point in what could be an uphill
Franchisees Who Grew Million-Dollar Businesses
Success Stories

Franchisees Who Grew Million-Dollar Businesses

With hard work and trust in the concept, franchisees can make it big. From a maid service, to a restaurant and a photography studio, here's how three entrepreneurs profited from their own spin on a fr
A Five-Step Guide to Reinventing Your Business
Growth Strategies

A Five-Step Guide to Reinventing Your Business

How do you know when it's time to alter the strategy of your business? Here's how to pivot to a better business model midstream.
How a Downsized Burrito Led to Franchise Success
Success Stories

How a Downsized Burrito Led to Franchise Success

A Moe's Southwest Grill franchisee's idea for a smaller, more healthful burrito was a hit with customers chainwide.
How Rent-A-Grandma Got Started
Success Stories

How Rent-A-Grandma Got Started

For better quality child care, this franchisor turned to those with the most experience.
TechTrek Professor Mentors IT Entrepreneurs
Profiles

TechTrek Professor Mentors IT Entrepreneurs

Boston College's John Gallaugher doesn't try to be an all-knowing mentor to his students. But he does lead them on their first trek into the galaxy of tech.
Babson's Candida Brush: Professor and Team Leader
Profiles

Babson's Candida Brush: Professor and Team Leader

Candida Brush knows the ultimate irony of successful entrepreneurship: It's not about doing something on your own.
For This Nanotech Professor, Science Means Business
Profiles

For This Nanotech Professor, Science Means Business

Alain Kaloyeros pioneered nanotech research at the University at Albany. Now he oversees a program in which students are trained to be both scientists and entrepreneurs.
A Bright Forecast for a Solar Panel Installation Franchise
Success Stories

A Bright Forecast for a Solar Panel Installation Franchise

A San Francisco Bay Area entrepreneur harnesses tax credits and the power of the sun to fire up a successful solar panel installation franchise.
Three Franchises Far From Business As Usual
Franchises

Three Franchises Far From Business As Usual

From rock 'n roll to divorce to kickball, these companies take franchising to a new creative level.
How a Business-School Grad Became a Successful Franchisee
Franchises

How a Business-School Grad Became a Successful Franchisee

After college, a twentysomething rejects loftier professions and becomes Sir Grout's hardest-working franchisee.
Franchises Hop on the Food-Truck Trend
Magazine

Franchises Hop on the Food-Truck Trend

Cooked up by epicurious entrepreneurs, the mobile food business is starting to whet the appetites of established companies.
How Charley's Grilled Subs Sandwiched Its Way to Franchise Success
Magazine

How Charley's Grilled Subs Sandwiched Its Way to Franchise Success

The backstory on Charley Shin's remake of a Philly tradition.
From Navy Jumpmaster to PostNet Franchisee
Success Stories

From Navy Jumpmaster to PostNet Franchisee

A retired sailor sheds her sea legs and finds solid ground--and financial freedom--as owner of a franchise.
Franchise Pros Fill a Niche in Flip-Flops
Magazine

Franchise Pros Fill a Niche in Flip-Flops

After conquering gourmet ice cream and Southwestern cuisine, three franchise veterans kick off their shoes and get into sandals.
How a Family-Owned Franchise Makes It Work
Magazine

How a Family-Owned Franchise Makes It Work

Two sisters and their retired mom team up to nurture a neglected franchise that sells used clothing for kids.
All the Right Moves
Franchises

All the Right Moves

These franchisees packed up their homes and their previous careers to pursue small-business success in new cities
'Breastaurants' Ring Up Big Profits
Hot Trends

'Breastaurants' Ring Up Big Profits

Restaurants that woo men with attractive waitresses, big beer selections & giant TVs are winning loyal customers--and raking in revenues.
Nurturing Natural: Online Retailer Abe's Market Blends Etsy and Whole Foods
Success Stories

Nurturing Natural: Online Retailer Abe's Market Blends Etsy and Whole Foods

This Web hub helps companies communicate their uniqueness and sell their goods.
Big Moves: Leaving Corporate America -- and Relocating -- for a Franchise Opportunity
Franchises

Big Moves: Leaving Corporate America -- and Relocating -- for a Franchise Opportunity

Instead of letting a promising deal get away, a Texas couple moves across the state -- and finds even more than they bargained for.
A Window Washer Puts Workers in Kilts to Skirt Competition and Build Its Brand
Success Stories

A Window Washer Puts Workers in Kilts to Skirt Competition and Build Its Brand

A unique cleaning franchise recently expanded to the U.S. from Vancouver, British Columbia, via Scotland.
How Mobile Roadie Became a Leader in Do-It-Yourself Apps
Business Ideas

How Mobile Roadie Became a Leader in Do-It-Yourself Apps

This self-service app creator aims to make it cheap and easy to go mobile. Plus, a look at other game-changers in the mobile space.
How Rest Assured Is Filling a Niche in the Senior-Care Market
Business Ideas

How Rest Assured Is Filling a Niche in the Senior-Care Market

This Lafayette, Ind.-based company lets seniors and their families know that someone has their backs. Plus, other game-changers meeting the needs of older consumers.
How H.U.M.A.N. Is Breaking Through As the Next-Generation Snack Machine
Business Ideas

How H.U.M.A.N. Is Breaking Through As the Next-Generation Snack Machine

This vending company reinvents the business by stocking health and information. Plus, a look at other game-changers in the health space.

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