Tracy Stapp Herold
Tracy Stapp Herold is the special projects editor at
magazine. She works on franchise and business opportunity stories and listings, including the annual
Take It From The Pros
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.
We bring you the 97 franchises that ranked at the top of their sector in Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500.
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.
These 57 newbies all started franchising in the past five years.
The landscape may still be dominated by big-box gyms, but smaller more niche services are quickly gaining ground.
Fitness, frozen-yogurt and quick service franchises top our annual list.
An editor reflects on her 10 years covering the world of franchising.
Thinking of investing? Check out these three critical sections of the franchise disclosure document first.
The companies in our Franchise 500 are showing dramatic gains. Here are the sectors that are leading the charge.
Inspiring Your Team
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.
Ready to be your own boss? Check out our list of available franchises and business opportunities.
The cruise industry is awash in bad publicity. But franchisees have the resources needed to weather the storm.
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.
Our top global franchises are primed for growth.
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.
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