Jason Daley

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

How an Unlikely Clothing Brand Is Sewing Up an Untapped Market
Clothing Business

How an Unlikely Clothing Brand Is Sewing Up an Untapped Market

This fashion label is loved by country folks and city slickers.
How a Young Immigrant Rapidly Rose in the Pizza Business
Franchisees

How a Young Immigrant Rapidly Rose in the Pizza Business

He didn't know what pizza was when he was growing up in Bangladesh, but after delivering pizzas in high school, Ag Mahmud now owns four Papa John's restaurants.
How These 2 In-N-Out Burger Employees Climbed the Ladder to Become Franchisees
Franchises

How These 2 In-N-Out Burger Employees Climbed the Ladder to Become Franchisees

Where to find your next great franchisees? They might just be working at your local grease joint.
Why One Man Came Out of Retirement to Start a Custom T-Shirt Franchise
Franchisors

Why One Man Came Out of Retirement to Start a Custom T-Shirt Franchise

The most inventive franchises can have unexpected starts.
The Work Behind Fast-Growing Franchises
Franchises

The Work Behind Fast-Growing Franchises

Quick overexpansion is easy. But preparing for strong, lasting growth? That's harder.
The Minimum Wage Battle Is Here to Stay
Franchise 500

The Minimum Wage Battle Is Here to Stay

The fight will continue to drag on, state by state and city by city, over the next few years.
How an Injured Rodeo Champ Started a Business That Caught the Eye of Daymond John
Franchise 500

How an Injured Rodeo Champ Started a Business That Caught the Eye of Daymond John

Ryan Ehmann knows what it means to fall down and get back up again.
The Franchise World Finally Gets the Whole 'Big Data' Thing
Franchise 500

The Franchise World Finally Gets the Whole 'Big Data' Thing

Franchises are using big data to customize marketing, select locations and manage staffing.
The Best and Worst Franchise Marketing Campaigns of 2015
Franchise 500

The Best and Worst Franchise Marketing Campaigns of 2015

Here are the campaigns that made us cringe, chuckle and, at times, collectively facepalm.
Why Franchising Was Key to Righting the Ship for This Boat Club
Franchise 500

Why Franchising Was Key to Righting the Ship for This Boat Club

With a motivated captain at the helm, a membership boating club has sailed up Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 rankings.
This Franchise Gives Hair Stylists a Salon of Their Own Without the High Costs
Franchise 500

This Franchise Gives Hair Stylists a Salon of Their Own Without the High Costs

Phenix offers hair stylists, manicurists and other beauty workers a suite where they can run their own show.
How These Franchises Established a Company Culture That Works
Franchise 500

How These Franchises Established a Company Culture That Works

Company culture is more than flip-flops and Ping-Pong -- it's a critical strategy for helping define and maintain a consistent brand atmosphere among disparate groups of franchisees and staff.
How This Ex-Police Officer Found a Business in Cleaning Up Crime Scenes, Hoarders' Homes
Franchise 500

How This Ex-Police Officer Found a Business in Cleaning Up Crime Scenes, Hoarders' Homes

Laura Spaulding's act of kindness in 2005 led her to a revelation about crime-scene cleanup.
The Future of Franchises: What's Next, and What's Still Needed
Franchises

The Future of Franchises: What's Next, and What's Still Needed

It's nearly 2016. Are franchises driving change, or are they simply playing catch-up?
For Cybersecurity Companies, It's Time to Shine
Cybersecurity

For Cybersecurity Companies, It's Time to Shine

A growing crop of businesses is set on helping consumers and companies navigate the maze of threats.