Jason Daley

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

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.
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
Franchises

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
Franchises

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
Franchises

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.
Biggest Franchise Trends for 2013
Franchises

Biggest Franchise Trends for 2013

Even among the seemingly endless variety of franchises, patterns emerge. Here are some macro trends that will be driving franchising this year.
A Mobile Waterless Car-Washing Franchise Takes Off
Franchises

A Mobile Waterless Car-Washing Franchise Takes Off

A waterless car wash offers an eco-friendly and affordable option for starting a franchise.
The Best and Worst Online Franchise Promotions of 2012
Franchises

The Best and Worst Online Franchise Promotions of 2012

Our picks for the best, the worst and the craziest online promotions from franchise companies.
Garden Franchise Banks on Organic Food Demand
Franchises

Garden Franchise Banks on Organic Food Demand

The gro-O franchise brings home the green.
100-Year-Old Pizza Franchise Finally Cracks the Franchise 500
Franchises

100-Year-Old Pizza Franchise Finally Cracks the Franchise 500

It's been a long road to franchise success for Rosati's Pizza stores who squeak onto our ranking at number 499.
How Anytime Fitness Broke into the Franchise 500 Top 10
Franchises

How Anytime Fitness Broke into the Franchise 500 Top 10

Convenience and online strategy drive rapid growth for the 24-hour micro-gym franchise.