Jason Daley

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

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
Franchises

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
Franchises

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
Franchises

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.
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.