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
The cruise industry is awash in bad publicity. But franchisees have the resources needed to weather the storm.
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.
Our top global franchises are primed for growth.
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.
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.
Our list of the franchises that are best in class.
These small franchises with distinctive concepts show signs of growth.
The video game of the future just might remind you of toys of the past. Sifteo cubes give tactile appeal to technology.
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.
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.
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.
A variety of fresh concepts are livening up franchising.
Quick-serve, senior-care and cleaning firms dominate our list of the fastest-growing franchises.
What's in a name? When it comes to franchising, a lot of goofy stuff.
The franchise industry is cautiously optimistic about the year ahead after a 2012 that saw growth for the first time since 2008.
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