Jason Daley lives and writes in Madison, Wisconsin. His work regularly appears in Popular Science, Outside and other magazines.
Here are the campaigns that made us cringe, chuckle and, at times, collectively facepalm.
With a motivated captain at the helm, a membership boating club has sailed up Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 rankings.
Phenix offers hair stylists, manicurists and other beauty workers a suite where they can run their own show.
Inspiring Your Team
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.
Laura Spaulding's act of kindness in 2005 led her to a revelation about crime-scene cleanup.
It's nearly 2016. Are franchises driving change, or are they simply playing catch-up?
A growing crop of businesses is set on helping consumers and companies navigate the maze of threats.
By taking a spot behind the counter, Danny Banwait is finding a way to get ahead.
Two researchers weigh in on if a business degree is worth the time and expense.
A clubhouse atmosphere sets a men's grooming salon apart.
Skills honed during military service transfer naturally to franchise ownership.
On-the-job training sets a young tutor's career in motion.
OfficeZilla is stomping on its big box store competition.
A domestic maker of binoculars takes on the best European optics, one satisfied customer at a time.
A world traveler brings home flavors to savor.