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.
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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
75 Franchises Helping Pay Back Veterans
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75 Franchises Helping Pay Back Veterans

Around 64,000 veterans started careers in franchising in recent years. That's due in no small part to franchisors ramping up their efforts to recruit veterans, who many consider ideal franchisees thanks to their training and experience working within a disciplined system.
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807 Franchise Opportunities

Ready to be your own boss? Check out our list of available franchises and business opportunities.
How the Cruise Industry Can Overcome its Reputation Problem
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How the Cruise Industry Can Overcome its Reputation Problem

The cruise industry is awash in bad publicity. But franchisees have the resources needed to weather the storm.
Top Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000
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Top Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

You don't have to break the bank to get started in franchising. Check out our list of the top businesses you can launch for less than $50,000.
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200 Top Global Franchises

Our top global franchises are primed for growth.
Top Food Franchises of 2013
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Top Food Franchises of 2013

Restaurants or other food-related businesses represent a large portion of our franchise 500 ranking. Here is a list of the 122 food-related companies by category.
10 Growing Franchise Industries
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10 Growing Franchise Industries

From old standards like hamburgers and fitness to up-and-coming categories like children's entertainment, these 10 industries are attracting new entrepreneurs and consumers.
Top Franchises in Every Industry
Franchises

Top Franchises in Every Industry

Our list of the franchises that are best in class.