Entrepreneur: Latest from Tracy Stapp Herold http://www.entrepreneur.com The latest small business tips and advice from Entrepreneur.com. en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:00:00 GMT Our Top Food Franchises Quick-service and full-service restaurants plus retail food businesses accounted for over one quarter of our top franchises for 2014, proving that food franchises are a healthy business. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234017 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234017 Quick-service and full-service restaurants plus retail food businesses accounted for over one quarter of our top franchises for 2014, proving that food franchises are a healthy business. A Franchise Leader on the Benefits and Challenges of Multi-Unit Ownership He started his life in franchising at age 14, mopping floors at a Burger King. Today, Aziz Hashim owns 35 franchises and employs 700 people. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234012 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234012 He started his life in franchising at age 14, mopping floors at a Burger King. Today, Aziz Hashim owns 35 franchises and employs 700 people. The Top Franchise in Every Industry We bring you the 97 franchises that ranked at the top of their sector in Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500. Fri, 16 May 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233189 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233189 We bring you the 97 franchises that ranked at the top of their sector in Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500. Our Top Homebased Franchises, No Office Space Required Lower startup costs -- sixty of these homebased companies can be started for less than $50,000 -- are just part of the reason for these businesses' popularity. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232269 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232269 Lower startup costs -- sixty of these homebased companies can be started for less than $50,000 -- are just part of the reason for these businesses' popularity. Introducing Entrepreneur's Top New Franchises to Watch These 57 newbies all started franchising in the past five years. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231423 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231423 These 57 newbies all started franchising in the past five years. Punching Above Its Weight, the Boutique Fitness Franchise Trend Is Taking Off The landscape may still be dominated by big-box gyms, but smaller more niche services are quickly gaining ground. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231422 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231422 The landscape may still be dominated by big-box gyms, but smaller more niche services are quickly gaining ground. Entrepreneur's Franchise 500: The Fastest-Growing Companies Fitness, frozen-yogurt and quick service franchises top our annual list. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230857 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230857 Fitness, frozen-yogurt and quick service franchises top our annual list. 3 Lessons Learned From a Decade in Franchising An editor reflects on her 10 years covering the world of franchising. Sun, 26 Jan 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230326 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230326 An editor reflects on her 10 years covering the world of franchising. The Key to Understanding a Company's FDD Thinking of investing? Check out these three critical sections of the franchise disclosure document first. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230323 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230323 Thinking of investing? Check out these three critical sections of the franchise disclosure document first. The Top 5 Franchise Industries to Watch The companies in our Franchise 500 are showing dramatic gains. Here are the sectors that are leading the charge. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230290 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230290 The companies in our Franchise 500 are showing dramatic gains. Here are the sectors that are leading the charge. 75 Franchises Helping Pay Back Veterans Around 64,000 veterans started careers in franchising in recent years. That's due in no small part to franchisors ramping up their efforts to recruit veterans, who many consider ideal franchisees thanks to their training and experience working within a disciplined system. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229366 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229366 Around 64,000 veterans started careers in franchising in recent years. That's due in no small part to franchisors ramping up their efforts to recruit veterans, who many consider ideal franchisees thanks to their training and experience working within a disciplined system. 807 Franchise Opportunities Ready to be your own boss? Check out our list of available franchises and business opportunities. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228706 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228706 Ready to be your own boss? Check out our list of available franchises and business opportunities. How the Cruise Industry Can Overcome its Reputation Problem The cruise industry is awash in bad publicity. But franchisees have the resources needed to weather the storm. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227973 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227973 The cruise industry is awash in bad publicity. But franchisees have the resources needed to weather the storm. Top Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000 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. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227639 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227639 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. 200 Top Global Franchises Our top global franchises are primed for growth. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227147 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227147 Our top global franchises are primed for growth. Top Food Franchises of 2013 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. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226750 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226750 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. 10 Growing Franchise Industries 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. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226882 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226882 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. Top Franchises in Every Industry Our list of the franchises that are best in class. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226391 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226391 Our list of the franchises that are best in class. 10 Promising New Franchises These small franchises with distinctive concepts show signs of growth. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 07:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/226828 http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/226828 These small franchises with distinctive concepts show signs of growth. The Startup Bringing Video Games into the Real World The video game of the future just might remind you of toys of the past. Sifteo cubes give tactile appeal to technology. Tue, 21 May 2013 09:26:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226706 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226706 The video game of the future just might remind you of toys of the past. Sifteo cubes give tactile appeal to technology. 227 Franchise Opportunities For Less Than $50,000 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. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 08:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225942 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225942 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. Top 100 Homebased Franchises 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. Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:29:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226137 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226137 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. Common Franchise Terms Explained 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. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 08:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225954 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225954 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. Top 10 New Franchises A variety of fresh concepts are livening up franchising. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:14:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225830 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225830 A variety of fresh concepts are livening up franchising. The Fastest Growing Franchises for 2013 Quick-serve, senior-care and cleaning firms dominate our list of the fastest-growing franchises. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225487 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225487 Quick-serve, senior-care and cleaning firms dominate our list of the fastest-growing franchises. How to Name a Franchise What's in a name? When it comes to franchising, a lot of goofy stuff. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225196 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225196 What's in a name? When it comes to franchising, a lot of goofy stuff. What's Ahead for Franchising in 2013: Slow and Steady Toward Recovery The franchise industry is cautiously optimistic about the year ahead after a 2012 that saw growth for the first time since 2008. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225491 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225491 The franchise industry is cautiously optimistic about the year ahead after a 2012 that saw growth for the first time since 2008. The Demographic Trends Driving Growth in Franchising Companies that target specific populations are a major force in the franchising upswing. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:13:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225185 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225185 Companies that target specific populations are a major force in the franchising upswing. Consignment Store Franchise Grows From a Mom's Needs Just Between Friends clothing store franchise grows from filling needs for family and friends. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 08:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224789 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224789 Just Between Friends clothing store franchise grows from filling needs for family and friends. 10 New Franchises to Watch 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. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 06:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/225004 http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/225004 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.