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.
The Top Global Franchises of 2011
Franchises

The Top Global Franchises of 2011

Franchising is exploding in international markets, from Latin America to Asia to Europe and beyond. Here's a look at the franchises leading the worldwide expansion, along with insight on how to succeed on the global stage.
98 Brave New Franchises
Franchises

98 Brave New Franchises

Our annual list of new businesses in the world of franchising. Plus, a look at four franchisors with innovative, fresh approaches.
Taking Care: Franchise Success Stories from the World of Child and Senior Care

Taking Care: Franchise Success Stories from the World of Child and Senior Care

The caring business is booming. Here's a look at two franchisees in the niche.
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The Top 30 Franchises in the Business of Caring

Use our list of 30 child-, health- and senior-care franchises to find the right opportunity for you.
The 10 Most Popular Franchises for Military Veterans
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The 10 Most Popular Franchises for Military Veterans

Veterans have myriad opportunities for franchise success--often at special rates. Here's a look at some of the best options.
How Veteran Franchise Centers Helps Veterans Follow Their Entrepreneurial Dream
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How Veteran Franchise Centers Helps Veterans Follow Their Entrepreneurial Dream

Lonnie Helgerson has headed up Ident-A-Kid, Expetec and Computer Doctor, but he's also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Helgerson's latest company combines his knowledge of both worlds.
How One Army Veteran Made a Smooth Career Transition to Franchising
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How One Army Veteran Made a Smooth Career Transition to Franchising

Snap-on Tools franchisee Greg Welch puts training into action.
195 Franchises You Can Start For Under $50,000
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195 Franchises You Can Start For Under $50,000

Our annual list of low-cost franchises.
An Outsourced Accounting Franchise Goes Hi-Tech
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An Outsourced Accounting Franchise Goes Hi-Tech

BookKeeping Express helps small-business owners virtually manage the back office.
How a Franchisee Turned a Passion for Travel into a Successful Business
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How a Franchisee Turned a Passion for Travel into a Successful Business

Lower startup costs helped this seasoned cruiser live her dream to share her passion for on-ship vacations.
The Top 101 Home-Based Franchises
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The Top 101 Home-Based Franchises

Sometimes the best ideas for launching a business can start right at your kitchen table--and stay there
How to Make Working at Home Work: A Banker-Turned-Entrepreneur's Story
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How to Make Working at Home Work: A Banker-Turned-Entrepreneur's Story

Coffee News owner and CEO Bill Buckley left the financial industry to start a Coffee News franchise out of his home.
What Makes a Franchise Great?
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What Makes a Franchise Great?

Three top franchise consultants share their views on what makes a franchise company a winner.
Entrepreneur's 2011 Best of the Best Franchises List
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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
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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.