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Tracy Stapp Herold
Tracy Stapp Herold is the special projects editor at
magazine. She works on franchise and business opportunity stories and listings, including the annual
200 Top Global Franchises
Our top global franchises are primed for growth.
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
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
Our list of the franchises that are best in class.
10 Promising New Franchises
These small franchises with distinctive concepts show signs of growth.
The Startup Bringing Video Games into the Real World
The video game of the future just might remind you of toys of the past. Sifteo cubes give tactile appeal to technology.
227 Franchise Opportunities For Less Than $50,000
Franchise opportunities in almost every industry imaginable, from automotive services to food to senior care -- and all of them can be started for less $50,000.
Top 100 Homebased Franchises
Want a business you can feel comfortable with, minus the cost of a storefront or office? These franchises may be just what you're looking for.
Common Franchise Terms Explained
Before you look into the benefits of opening your own franchise, it helps to know the terminology. We put together this cheat sheet of the most common -- and most important -- words you'll need to understand.
Top 10 New Franchises
A variety of fresh concepts are livening up franchising.
The Fastest Growing Franchises for 2013
Quick-serve, senior-care and cleaning firms dominate our list of the fastest-growing franchises.
How to Name a Franchise
What's in a name? When it comes to franchising, a lot of goofy stuff.
What's Ahead for Franchising in 2013: Slow and Steady Toward Recovery
The franchise industry is cautiously optimistic about the year ahead after a 2012 that saw growth for the first time since 2008.
The Demographic Trends Driving Growth in Franchising
Companies that target specific populations are a major force in the franchising upswing.
Consignment Store Franchise Grows From a Mom's Needs
Just Between Friends clothing store franchise grows from filling needs for family and friends.
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