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.
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
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Our Top Innovative Franchises

Here are some companies finding new ways to do business.
Our Top Food Franchises
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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.
A Franchise Leader on the Benefits and Challenges of Multi-Unit Ownership
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.
Our Top Homebased Franchises, No Office Space Required
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Our Top Homebased Franchises, No Office Space Required

Lower startup costs -- sixty of these homebased companies can be started for less than $50,000 -- are just part of the reason for these businesses' popularity.
Introducing Entrepreneur's Top New Franchises to Watch
New franchises

Introducing Entrepreneur's Top New Franchises to Watch

These 57 newbies all started franchising in the past five years.
Punching Above Its Weight, the Boutique Fitness Franchise Trend Is Taking Off
Fitness Businesses

Punching Above Its Weight, the Boutique Fitness Franchise Trend Is Taking Off

The landscape may still be dominated by big-box gyms, but smaller more niche services are quickly gaining ground.
Entrepreneur's Franchise 500: The Fastest-Growing Companies
Franchises

Entrepreneur's Franchise 500: The Fastest-Growing Companies

Fitness, frozen-yogurt and quick service franchises top our annual list.
3 Lessons Learned From a Decade in Franchising
Franchises

3 Lessons Learned From a Decade in Franchising

An editor reflects on her 10 years covering the world of franchising.
The Key to Understanding a Company's FDD
Franchises

The Key to Understanding a Company's FDD

Thinking of investing? Check out these three critical sections of the franchise disclosure document first.
The Top 5 Franchise Industries to Watch
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The Top 5 Franchise Industries to Watch

The companies in our Franchise 500 are showing dramatic gains. Here are the sectors that are leading the charge.