Jason Daley

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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
The Inspiring Man Behind Thousands of Motivational Posters
Entrepreneurs

The Inspiring Man Behind Thousands of Motivational Posters

Rare was the '80s office without a motivational poster. We caught up with the man whose Successories had businesspeople hanging on every word.
Need Inspiration? Surprising Movies, Books and More to Motivate Success
Entrepreneurs

Need Inspiration? Surprising Movies, Books and More to Motivate Success

Sure, there are motivational books and tapes to help you succeed in business. But what if you're in the mood to be inspired by something a little less in your face--and a little more entertaining? We got that.
Franchise Brings Hospice-Care Model to Pets
Franchises

Franchise Brings Hospice-Care Model to Pets

Lap of Love brings in-home veterinary hospice to ailing pets in a growing number of states.
Roll It Your Way: Customization and Automation Set U-Sushi Apart
Franchises

Roll It Your Way: Customization and Automation Set U-Sushi Apart

Jeremy Umland came up with a quick-serve sushi concept: Customers design their own rolls at the counter, then a kitchen full of automated machines helps cooks prepare them for takeout in just minutes.
Truffle Fries With That? Fast-Food Franchises Spice Up Their Menus
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Truffle Fries With That? Fast-Food Franchises Spice Up Their Menus

Quick-serve restaurants are beefing up their menus with gourmet offerings in an effort to compete with their fast-casual counterparts.
Autopsy Franchise Aims to Educate About Death
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Autopsy Franchise Aims to Educate About Death

1-800-Autopsy tackles a need that never really goes away.
A Jointly Owned Franchise Gives Two Pilots a Second Chance
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A Jointly Owned Franchise Gives Two Pilots a Second Chance

After John Grassia and David Smith lost their jobs as pilots, they bought an Express Oil Change franchise to supplement their incomes.