Jason Daley lives and writes in Madison, Wisconsin. His work regularly appears in Popular Science, Outside and other magazines.
Jim Satterfield's Firestorm Solutions franchise helps companies develop plans to deal with workplace violence, natural disasters and other crises.
Franchising has been in the hot seat in the past year, as a number of legal and political conflicts -- minimum wage, protections for frachisees and the role of franchisors in labor disputes -- have come to a head.
After a 24-year hiatus, the chain participated in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list -- and ended up at No. 4.
A chance meeting at a buffet table in Mexico led to a career change for Sam Langer.
Dealing with changes in operations can be difficult, particularly for a large franchise. Here's how some of the most popular chains are able to do it.
These 10 stars of Entrepreneur's 2015 Franchise 500 list are leading the pack when it comes to growth and success.
Julian Gordon left the construction industry to start Amramp, a successful franchise aimed to help the elderly and disabled.
Looks can be deceiving, but using a staging service to have your house look its best can bring big bucks from potential buyers.
With word-of-mouth marketing and a focus on customer service, two friends are becoming the sleeper hit of the mattress industry.
See who's behind the industry's fastest-growing young franchises—and learn the secret to their rapid-fire success.
American food franchises are offering treats that satisfy refined tastes.
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They've all managed to make the tricky jump from great idea to great company.
These companies revamped their models while staying true to their core values, gaining new generations of customers along the way.
Grill-cleaning can make for a grate opportunity for franchisees.
Brothers Joe and Allen Hertzman, who own six Long John Silver's, 13 Rally's and 24 Papa John's Pizza units, share what's in their secret franchising sauce.
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