Tracy Stapp Herold

Tracy Stapp Herold

Tracy Stapp Herold is the special projects editor at Entrepreneur magazine. She works on franchise and business opportunity stories and listings, including the annual Franchise 500.
Home-Based Franchises That Are Home Runs
Home-based Business

Home-Based Franchises That Are Home Runs

Top franchises that get the job done from home or on the road.
How a Husband and Wife Team Became This Franchise's Fastest Growing Unit
Franchises

How a Husband and Wife Team Became This Franchise's Fastest Growing Unit

Found out how this franchising couple weathered the tough times and found success.
The Hottest Franchise Categories of the Year
Franchises

The Hottest Franchise Categories of the Year

From child care to spa services, a look at the opportunities in the franchising world.
An Artful Expansion: How Lisa Riley Found Success as a Pinot's PaletteFranchisee
Franchise Success Stories

An Artful Expansion: How Lisa Riley Found Success as a Pinot's PaletteFranchisee

With three studios open and thriving, this paint-and-sip franchise's future looks picture perfect.
Top Fastest-Growing Franchises for 2015
Franchises

Top Fastest-Growing Franchises for 2015

These franchises are adding units at light speed
What to Ask Before You Buy a Franchise
Franchise 500

What to Ask Before You Buy a Franchise

Get answers from someone who's already done it, but make sure they're the answers you need.
The 10 Types of Franchises to Watch in 2015
Predictions 2015

The 10 Types of Franchises to Watch in 2015

These are the franchises you'll be talking about next year, from children's enrichment companies to pizza companies and more.
The Fastest-Growing Sectors in the Franchise Industry
Franchise 500

The Fastest-Growing Sectors in the Franchise Industry

The companies on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list are showing big gains. These are the sectors that are taking the lead.
Our Top Global Franchises
Franchises

Our Top Global Franchises

These international franchises are offering up a world of possibilities.
Our Top Personal-Service Franchises
Franchises

Our Top Personal-Service Franchises

This category, which includes children's enrichment, fitness, spa and senior care services, is among the fastest growing in the franchise world.
A Yoga Franchise for Kids Stretches Bodies and Minds
Franchises

A Yoga Franchise for Kids Stretches Bodies and Minds

Imagination Yoga uses storytelling to encourage kids to move through a series of yoga positions.
Our Top Innovative Franchises
Franchises

Our Top Innovative Franchises

Here are some companies finding new ways to do business.
Our Top Food Franchises
Franchises

Our Top Food Franchises

Quick-service and full-service restaurants plus retail food businesses accounted for over one quarter of our top franchises for 2014, proving that food franchises are a healthy business.
Franchisors

A Franchise Leader on the Benefits and Challenges of Multi-Unit Ownership

He started his life in franchising at age 14, mopping floors at a Burger King. Today, Aziz Hashim owns 35 franchises and employs 700 people.
The Top Franchise in Every Industry
Franchise 500

The Top Franchise in Every Industry

We bring you the 97 franchises that ranked at the top of their sector in Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500.