Jason Daley

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

StearClear Gives Customers a Safe Lift Home
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StearClear Gives Customers a Safe Lift Home

A designated-driver franchise that utilizes smartphone technology.
Bed Bug Chasers Franchise Keeps Focus on its Niche
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Bed Bug Chasers Franchise Keeps Focus on its Niche

Rather than expand to a full-spectrum pest-control business, Bed Bug Chasers expands within its niche.
BizBox Brings the Store to the Customer
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BizBox Brings the Store to the Customer

The 6,000-pound retail shop can be pulled by a large pickup truck to wherever potential customers may gather.
Pizza Fusion Takes Green Mainstream
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Pizza Fusion Takes Green Mainstream

The organic pizza franchise wants its eco-friendly mission to exist subtly in the background.
Four Companies Transforming the Franchising World
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Four Companies Transforming the Franchising World

Franchising may not seem like an innovative endeavor, but these businesses are game changers.
Is an MBA Still Necessary?
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Is an MBA Still Necessary?

Two outspoken academic leaders offer opposing views on the relevance of a traditional business education.
Golden Krust Franchise Brings Jamaican Flavor Stateside
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Golden Krust Franchise Brings Jamaican Flavor Stateside

How an immigrant family business grew by expanding their menu of Jamaican fast food.
Brother and Sister Team Start a Trendy Used Clothing Franchise
Starting a Business

Brother and Sister Team Start a Trendy Used Clothing Franchise

Inspired by her franchise-owning parents, Chelsea Sloan started Uptown Cheapskate with her brother Scott while she was still in college.
Two Medical Pros Change Course With an Urgent-Care Franchise
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.