Jason Daley

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

New Franchises Team Up and Make Co-branding Work
Franchises

New Franchises Team Up and Make Co-branding Work

Co-branding among franchises appeared to have lost its luster in recent years. But new concepts are emerging to prove that strategic combinations of businesses can cut costs and broaden the customer base.
Freedom in a Fashion Franchise
Franchises

Freedom in a Fashion Franchise

Apricot Lane franchises operate as true boutiques. And they're growing fast.
After a Post-9/11 Slump, an Entrepreneur Turns to Franchising
Franchises

After a Post-9/11 Slump, an Entrepreneur Turns to Franchising

Greg Carafello was at his flagship location on Sept. 11. He escaped after the second plane hit. Not only did he lose his main branch, but also his best friend.
A Tech Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Pouncing on Law-Breaking Pet Owners
Entrepreneurs

A Tech Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Pouncing on Law-Breaking Pet Owners

PooPrints uses DNA samples to track down dumping doggies and the scofflaws who don't pick up after them
This Franchise Is a Flying Success
Franchises

This Franchise Is a Flying Success

A Seattle couple makes the jump into franchising with iFly.

Why More Pro Athletes are Scoring Franchises After Sports Fame

From the NBA to the NFL and NHL, star athletes are aiming to win big in business as they look to their financial futures following sports.
A Franchise Breathes Life Into the Casket Business
Franchises

A Franchise Breathes Life Into the Casket Business

A Kansas businessman takes on the staid funeral industry and creates a new franchise sector in the process.
How a Franchise Can Play the Real Estate Market
Franchises

How a Franchise Can Play the Real Estate Market

For some franchises, the depressed real estate market is an opportunity to renegotiate leases and focus on newly available sites.
Lime Fresh, a Slower Alternative to the Fast-Casual Franchise
Franchises

Lime Fresh, a Slower Alternative to the Fast-Casual Franchise

At Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, customers are encouraged to linger. And the concept caught the eye of Ruby Tuesday, now a licensee.
For Restaurant Chains, A Homespun Challenge
Franchises

For Restaurant Chains, A Homespun Challenge

Many restaurant franchises begin as small-town favorites. But when regional expansion calls, keeping that local flavor is difficult. How three chains have managed it.
The Top 10 Franchises for 2012
Franchises

The Top 10 Franchises for 2012

These franchises made their way to the top by giving customers what they want: tasty food, quick service, quality care and non-pointy soap.
And the No. 1 Franchise Is. . . Hampton Hotels
Franchises

And the No. 1 Franchise Is. . . Hampton Hotels

Hampton Hotels continues to dominate the U.S. franchising landscape, holding the No. 1 spot on this year's Franchise 500 List. The chain aims to bring value -- and a hot breakfast -- to travelers worldwide.
How Pizza Hut Made a Comeback
Franchises

How Pizza Hut Made a Comeback

Lower prices and a new restaurant design propel Pizza Hut back into the top 10 on this year's Franchise 500 List.
Ya, Mon: A Franchise for Hydroponic Equipment
Franchises

Ya, Mon: A Franchise for Hydroponic Equipment

A hydroponic equipment outlet brings production of medical marijuana to light.
How to Create a Succession Plan for a Franchise Business
Growth Strategies

How to Create a Succession Plan for a Franchise Business

Passing a franchise from one generation to the next can be fraught with complexities. A smart succession plan will ease the transition.