Jason Daley

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

How a New Grocery Store Concept Reduces Waste and Increases Profits
Growth Strategies

How a New Grocery Store Concept Reduces Waste and Increases Profits

Two brothers created a zero-waste, packaging-free grocery store that operates in a smaller space and provides healthier food choices.
Saving the World With Fertilizer
Growth Strategies

Saving the World With Fertilizer

BeeSafe Organic Lawn Care is scaling up organic fertilizer for commercial and institutional use.
Franchises Lead the Mediterranean Food Trend
Franchises

Franchises Lead the Mediterranean Food Trend

Mediterranean cuisine may well be the next big thing at American fast-casual restaurants. The staples of the Middle East and Greece are finding a growing niche among consumers --and franchises are leading the way.
Why a Franchising Veteran Launched an Employee Stock Plan
Franchises

Why a Franchising Veteran Launched an Employee Stock Plan

Kelly Saxton has spent over 30 years running restaurant franchises, and one thing he's learned is that good employees are crucial to success and should be rewarded.
How The Lash Lounge Franchise Extended its Business
Franchises

How The Lash Lounge Franchise Extended its Business

One entrepreneur's inspiring story of how losing her job turned into a booming beauty franchise.
How International Franchisors Are Making a Name for Themselves in the U.S.
Franchises

How International Franchisors Are Making a Name for Themselves in the U.S.

Overcoming cultural and legal differences to stake a claim in the U.S.
A Franchisee Gym Pumps up Profits by Going Green

A Franchisee Gym Pumps up Profits by Going Green

A Retro Fitness franchisee cut their electricity costs by adding eco-friendly features.
Small Used Jewelry Business Leads to a Growing Pawn-Shop Franchise
Franchises

Small Used Jewelry Business Leads to a Growing Pawn-Shop Franchise

A father and son road trip led them to launch a small pawn shop that grew into a nationwide franchise.
How 2 Businesses Stumbled Upon Franchising as the Key to Growth
Franchises

How 2 Businesses Stumbled Upon Franchising as the Key to Growth

A doggie daycare business and a cloth diaper service find that expanding their horizons was the path to success.
How a Group of Friends Made a Dent the $6 Billion Bike Industry
Starting a Business

How a Group of Friends Made a Dent the $6 Billion Bike Industry

Childhood pals find big profits in stripped-down bicycles with their company Pure Fix Cycles.
Franchise Takes the Cafe Concept on the Road
Franchises

Franchise Takes the Cafe Concept on the Road

BikeCaffe, a British franchise concept, brings the coffee house to the customer.
Franchise Brings a Fresh Take on Beef Jerky
Franchises

Franchise Brings a Fresh Take on Beef Jerky

The Beef Jerky Outlet, a 13-unit franchise sells over 200 varieties of small-batch jerky, including alligator, kangaroo and pheasant.
How Franchises Worked Together After Superstorm Sandy
Franchises

How Franchises Worked Together After Superstorm Sandy

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 together to weather the storm.
How a Retired FedEx Exec Built a Mini Sandwich Empire
Franchises

How a Retired FedEx Exec Built a Mini Sandwich Empire

Edith Kelly-Green was ready to settle into a retirement when her family convinced her to open a Lenny's Sub Shop franchise.
The Secrets Behind a Satisfied Franchise Staff
Franchises

The Secrets Behind a Satisfied Franchise Staff

Employee retention is a key component to any healthy franchise operation. We spoke to company owners and employment experts who have learned the secrets behind worker longevity and the long-term business success that comes with it.