Jason Daley

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

Franchising's 4 Hottest Categories Offer Small Costs and Big Payoffs
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Franchising's 4 Hottest Categories Offer Small Costs and Big Payoffs

As the cost of franchising continues to drop, motivated and cash-strapped entrepreneurs are paying their dues with sweat instead. Here are four of the year's hottest franchise categories that do more with less.
2 Artists Find Second Careers with a 'Paint and Sip' Franchise
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2 Artists Find Second Careers with a 'Paint and Sip' Franchise

Using their knowledge and skills, this couple revamped their careers and finances.
Surprising Success Secrets from the Starbucks of Korea
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Surprising Success Secrets from the Starbucks of Korea

A "French" bakery from Asia rises to take on America.
Travel Agencies Are Seeing a Boom -- and This Franchise Knows Why
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Travel Agencies Are Seeing a Boom -- and This Franchise Knows Why

Learn how Rob Steinfeld and Dean Hanson set up a franchise and joined the unexpected travel boom.
This Daiquiri Franchise Does One Simple Thing to Stand Apart
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This Daiquiri Franchise Does One Simple Thing to Stand Apart

Why this successful psychologist left for a future in the bar business.
The Friends Turning Bundt Cake into Big Business
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The Friends Turning Bundt Cake into Big Business

Two women bring back a discarded dessert, and create a national hit.
How These Franchises are Getting a Second Chance
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How These Franchises are Getting a Second Chance

Customers loved these franchises once before. New owners are betting they will again.
What a Screen-Repair Franchise Taught 2 Burger-Joint Vets
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What a Screen-Repair Franchise Taught 2 Burger-Joint Vets

Their jobs at In-N-Out Burger gave Jason Frazier and Brandon Wlasischuk the skills they needed to be successful Screenmobile franchisees.
From After-School Job to Franchise Career
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From After-School Job to Franchise Career

How a part-time job turned into a full-time mobile-phone-franchise career.
The Surprising Places These Boutique Hoteliers Found Opportunity
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The Surprising Places These Boutique Hoteliers Found Opportunity

Boutique hoteliers check into America's smaller cities.
Why You Should Make the Move to a Multi-Unit Franchise
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Why You Should Make the Move to a Multi-Unit Franchise

Make the jump from one franchise unit to a multi-unit empire.
Why These 5 Franchises Stand Out From the Crowd
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Why These 5 Franchises Stand Out From the Crowd

In a market full of copycats, these franchises each have something different that sets them apart.
How This Franchisee Is Giving Hope -- and Jobs -- to the Disabled Community
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How This Franchisee Is Giving Hope -- and Jobs -- to the Disabled Community

Disabled people make great employees. That's why this Tim Hortons owner keeps hiring them.
This Tutor Used a Blend of Teaching Styles to Reach Kids Worldwide
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This Tutor Used a Blend of Teaching Styles to Reach Kids Worldwide

Even brilliant kids need the right lessons -- and teaching methods. That's what fuels this tutoring franchise.
Meet the Man Who's Bringing Automated Fast Food to the Masses
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Meet the Man Who's Bringing Automated Fast Food to the Masses

A onetime internet phenomenon is finally ready to franchise.