Jason Daley

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

Two Medical Pros Change Course With an Urgent-Care Franchise
Franchises

Two Medical Pros Change Course With an Urgent-Care Franchise

A doctor and nurse team up to open the first Doctors Express urgent-care franchise in Florida.
The Top Traits of Successful Franchise Owners
Franchises

The Top Traits of Successful Franchise Owners

'Franchise King' Joel Libava claims he has cracked the code to what makes a successful franchise owner. Find out if you have what it takes.
Nostalgic Niche: Bringing Back the Butcher Shop
Franchises

Nostalgic Niche: Bringing Back the Butcher Shop

The founders of Meat House revive an old-time institution, opening 30 stores in 10 states. They share their business secrets -- and their favorite cuts.
No Time to Hire? Enter the Virtual Interview
Franchises

No Time to Hire? Enter the Virtual Interview

Jody Presti created JobOn, an online service that allows job applicants to answer questions via webcam. Subway, Starbucks and Pizza Hut are using it.
Eggs? Grilled Cheese? Food Chains Say 'Niche' Pays
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Eggs? Grilled Cheese? Food Chains Say 'Niche' Pays

Restaurant franchises with a narrow--or even singular--focus are serving up high-concept takes on familiar, simple foods. Here's how to do one thing, and do it well.
How ADstruc Aims to Reinvent the Billboard Business
Entrepreneurs

How ADstruc Aims to Reinvent the Billboard Business

The web-based exchange connects advertisers with billboard owners without the need for document swaps and epic location-scouting.
Why Box Buddies Founder Handed Over the Reins to Work as a Franchisee
Franchises

Why Box Buddies Founder Handed Over the Reins to Work as a Franchisee

This franchise founder bounced back from hardships the first time around and found success at his own speed.
The Melting Pot Looks to Diversity to Grow its Franchise
Franchises

The Melting Pot Looks to Diversity to Grow its Franchise

Fondue franchise broadens its reach to new communities to expand its corporate office and franchisees.
The Biggest Lessons Franchisors Learned About Social Media
Franchises

The Biggest Lessons Franchisors Learned About Social Media

The franchise world has finally embraced social media. A look at the new services and policies helping the franchise systems work together, plus three tips to build a social fan base.
Look Out Lunch Ladies, Here Comes Wholesome Tummies
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Look Out Lunch Ladies, Here Comes Wholesome Tummies

This new franchise delivers meals to schools and kicks PB&J to the curb.
How Ground Round, Sizzler and Bennigan's Bounced Back from Bankruptcy
Franchises

How Ground Round, Sizzler and Bennigan's Bounced Back from Bankruptcy

A handful of classic restaurant brands have reemerged from bankruptcy. Here's how these franchises fought their way back from the great strip mall in the sky.
Franchisee Rolling in Green from Recycling Other People's Clutter
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Franchisee Rolling in Green from Recycling Other People's Clutter

This 1-800-Got-Junk franchisee collects other people's unwanted stuff and finds a use for everything viable from clients' homes.
Franchises Turn to Automated Customer Feedback
Franchises

Franchises Turn to Automated Customer Feedback

Innovative software empowers franchise owners to respond to customer reviews instantly.
A Roadmap to Self-Reliance for Solopreneurs
Starting a Business

A Roadmap to Self-Reliance for Solopreneurs

One isn't always the loneliest number. In fact, it may be all that's needed to operate a successful business.
Martial Arts Franchise Kicks Butt
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Martial Arts Franchise Kicks Butt

A martial arts franchise aims to drop-kick bullies and raise self-esteem while helping owners bring a professional approach to their business.