Jason Daley lives and writes in Madison, Wisconsin. His work regularly appears in Popular Science, Outside and other magazines.
30 Recent Stories
Uniforms, trademarks, vendor training: Yup, it's all part of becoming a Naked Cowboy franchisee.
Procter & Gamble is re-creating two of its iconic brands--Tide and Mr. Clean--as dry cleaning and carwash franchises
Marcel Fairbairn saw huge potential in the newest LED lights--so he quit lighting concert stages and created LED Source.
A few words with Larry King, the newest Original Brooklyn Water Bagel franchisee
At Margaritas restaurants, every painting, tile, chair and artwork is direct from Mexico.
Meet Jason Fry, lottery millionaire and Battery King of South Florida.
Drew Brees led the New Orleans Saints to their first-ever Super Bowl title. Now he's backing local entrepreneurship and the city's economic revival.
The era when green marketing meant sunny logos and big environmental claims is over. Just ask BP.
A fast-track program aims to give altruistic entrepreneurs skills and funding to effect large-scale change.
Nicole Goldman believes environmentally conscious design materials shouldn't be so hard to find--or install.
And for $200, Ed Mumm will let you play with the heavy equipment.
Management & Operations
Second Life tries for a second coming with a new environment designed to be a less seedy, more secure place to do business.
Meet the entrepreneurial nurse who found opportunity on the end of a needle.
Andy Carlson left a cushy corporate life to open an Ace hardware--then transformed the store into a magnet for hip urbanites.
Two restaurants. Two menus. Two plans for major national expansion during roughly the same time frame. Let the food fight begin.
Never underestimate the value of getting your ya-yas out.
The Chocolate Martini Bar was a hit in Buffalo--but how would it play in Cleveland? The high drama of being a first franchisee
How Subway landed a franchise atop the steel frame of Manhattan's Freedom Tower
Pet Business Center
Meet the man behind thousands of dogs across the country--and soon, the world
Microfranchising helps create a business model for distributing glasses in poor nations.
Meet Eric Casaburi, the 1980s-obsessed mind behind Retrofitness gyms.
Jeff Haas built Bubba's Breakway by following his instincts (and listening to customers).Now his son Jason is doing the same with Team Blue Hand Car Wash.
It means something different for every company, but for all of them the key to success is the same: the person at the top.
10 strategies that are working in the tough restaurant economy
How Lisa Jones went from franchisee to VP at Jersey Mike's
February 14th isn't only lucrative for the Hallmarks and American Greetings of the world.
The factors wreaking havoc everywhere--the real estate boom, outsourcing and swine flu--are fueling a boom in the cleaning business.
3 franchisees share their stories of perseverance and innovation.
How Hampton Inn broke into the Top 10 during one of the hotel industry's toughest years