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.
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.
The 10 Hottest Industries in Franchising
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The 10 Hottest Industries in Franchising

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

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
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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
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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
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Back to Basics: Trends Shaping Franchising

Value. Affordability. Service. That's the winning combination for success in this year's Franchise 500.
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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
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Top Ten Franchising Trends for 2011

From pets to moving and storage services, the top 10 franchise industries you should know about.
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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.
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Making the Most of Freelance Talent

Our list of the newest franchises is proof that a creative approach succeeds in even the toughest times