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.

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Entrepreneur's 2011 Best of the Best Franchises List
Franchises

Entrepreneur's 2011 Best of the Best Franchises List

Find out what makes great franchises tick in our Best of the Best list for 2011
The Top Food Franchises
Franchise 500

The Top Food Franchises

Our list of the top restaurant franchises--and how to be innovative when it comes to the most important meal of the day.
The 10 Hottest Industries in Franchising
Franchises

The 10 Hottest Industries in Franchising

Interested in franchising, but don't know where to begin? Why not start with what's hot?
Magazine

The Rise of the Newcomers

New business opportunities are poised to make their mark, with 58 franchises joining our ranking
The No. 1 New Franchise: HealthSource
Franchises

The No. 1 New Franchise: HealthSource

This is spinal tap. Actually, it's chiropractic services making its debut at No. 1 on our Top New Franchises list.
Fastest Growing Franchises of 2010
Fastest-Growing

Fastest Growing Franchises of 2010

Check out our list of the systems that outpaced the rest amid a challenging economic environment.
Back to Basics: Trends Shaping Franchising
Franchises

Back to Basics: Trends Shaping Franchising

Value. Affordability. Service. That's the winning combination for success in this year's Franchise 500.
Franchises

10 Things I Hate About Your Franchise Disclosure Document

Listen up, franchisors. Craft a winning disclosure document by avoiding these pitfalls.
Top Ten Franchising Trends for 2011
Franchises

Top Ten Franchising Trends for 2011

From pets to moving and storage services, the top 10 franchise industries you should know about.
Franchise Zone

Making Your Franchise Dream Reality -- On the Cheap

From cruising to carpet cleaning, you'll find plenty of opportunities on our list of the Top 100 Low-Cost Franchises.
Franchises

Making the Most of Freelance Talent

Our list of the newest franchises is proof that a creative approach succeeds in even the toughest times
Losing the Dream, but Saving the Store
Franchises

Losing the Dream, but Saving the Store

The recession is driving mom-and-pop businesses to transform into franchises.
Franchises

Ring it Up

Shoppers are venturing out again, so it's time to browse Entrepreneur's top retail franchises of 2010.
Run, Jump, Beg, Shimmy
Success Stories

Run, Jump, Beg, Shimmy

At Zoom Room Dog Agility Training, every mutt learns a trick or two. And so do their owners.
Top of the Heap
Growth Strategies

Top of the Heap

Here's how to be sure your franchise's website pops into the No. 1 spot in an online search.
When Every Office is the Home Office
Home Based Ideas

When Every Office is the Home Office

Our list of the top 101 homebased franchises has something for every (home)body.
Franchises

Recession? What Recession?

How three companies beat the odds and made 2009 a very good year
Franchises

They're No. 1

Best burger? Best business coach? Best pet store?
Franchises

Sizzle! Pop!

The top restaurant franchises of 2010--and some of the dishes that got them there
Franchises

No Ordinary Hero

Capriotti's sandwiches have a cult following--and an ambitious new CEO who plans 500 sub shops in five years.
Franchises

Young and Growing

Kid-centric new franchises such as Guard-a-Kid are ready to play with the big boys.
Franchises

The Big Picture

Who's up, who's down, who's growing--what the Franchise 500®, the most comprehensive survey of the franchise world, tells us about franchising.
Franchises

Franchise Trends

The leading franchise categories poised for growth in the coming year.
Franchises

Power of the Piggy Bank

A list of franchises that cater to kids--and their parents

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