Tracy Stapp Herold
Tracy Stapp Herold is the special projects editor at
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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.
Companies that target specific populations are a major force in the franchising upswing.
Just Between Friends clothing store franchise grows from filling needs for family and friends.
At the recent West Coast Franchise Expo, we talked to new franchises whose products and services range from sweet potato fries to temporary body art. Here are 10 to watch.
Before you investigate opening a franchise, you'll need to know the lingo. We put together this cheat sheet of the most common -- and most important -- industry terms.
Startup information of 704 franchises and non-franchise business opportunities.
Our list of top global franchises knows no borders
Diana Nelson of Kazoo Toys has an unusual way of fielding franchise applicants. Why it pays to be so picky.
Decades-old companies decide to give franchising a go.
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