Jason Daley

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

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.
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.