Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer. Covers franchise-related trends and topics.

Kate Taylor is a staff writer covering franchises for Entrepreneur.com. Related areas of interest include chain restaurants, franchisee profiles and food trends. Get in touch with tips and feedback via email at ktaylor@entrepreneur.com or on Twitter at @Kate_H_Taylor. 

10 Franchises Reveal What They Look for in a Franchisee
Franchises

10 Franchises Reveal What They Look for in a Franchisee

An entrepreneurial spirit, leadership skills, a bubbly personality -- here's what brands from Cinnabon to Pinot's Palette look for in franchisees.
Your Franchisor Is Not Going to Run Your Business For You
Franchise Players

Your Franchisor Is Not Going to Run Your Business For You

Neil Kent spills on being an Apple-loving Experimac franchisee.
Panel Says It's Time Fast-Food Employees in New York Receive a Major Pay Increase
Minimum Wage

Panel Says It's Time Fast-Food Employees in New York Receive a Major Pay Increase

But does it make sense for New York to focus on fast-food industry wages in isolation?
Owning Your Own Business Means You Can Work Whenever You Want – As Long As It's Every Day.
Franchise Players

Owning Your Own Business Means You Can Work Whenever You Want – As Long As It's Every Day.

Tim Campbell explains the differences between corporate America and running his own Big Frog franchise.
7 Chain Restaurants Where You Can Find Fourth of July Deals
Restaurants

7 Chain Restaurants Where You Can Find Fourth of July Deals

Boston Market, Pizza Hut and other restaurants are offering Independence Day deals and specials.
The 12 Most Ridiculous Foods From State Fairs Across America
Food Businesses

The 12 Most Ridiculous Foods From State Fairs Across America

As state fairs reveal their food lineups for 2015, the highlights include deep-fried Starbucks, bacon explosions and mac-and-cheese cupcakes.
Artist Sues Starbucks for $750,000 for Allegedly Stealing Her Designs
Copyrights

Artist Sues Starbucks for $750,000 for Allegedly Stealing Her Designs

The muralist says that after a potential deal with the coffee giant fell through, Starbucks designed cups inspired by her art anyway.
How Franchising Gave This Former Marine a Way to Help Other Veterans
Franchise Players

How Franchising Gave This Former Marine a Way to Help Other Veterans

For Pete Wilson, Window Genie is a new way to serve his community.
This Restaurant Will Give You $10,000 in Gift Cards If You Name Your Baby 'Quinoa'
Restaurants

This Restaurant Will Give You $10,000 in Gift Cards If You Name Your Baby 'Quinoa'

Can a trendy grain become a trendy baby name? BJ's Restaurants thinks so.
7 Major Restaurants That Are Getting Rid of Artificial Ingredients
Restaurants

7 Major Restaurants That Are Getting Rid of Artificial Ingredients

In the fast-food industry, all-natural is in.
What This Father-Son Duo Has Learned After More Than 20 Years in the Franchise Business
Franchise Players

What This Father-Son Duo Has Learned After More Than 20 Years in the Franchise Business

For 21 years, Dave and Jerry Kahn have adapted and thrived as PostNet franchisees.
6 Ways Martha Stewart Is Staying Relevant
Martha Stewart

6 Ways Martha Stewart Is Staying Relevant

Martha Stewart may be 73, but with drones, 3-D printing and a Kardashian connection, she's staying sharp in 2015.
The Importance of Teaming Up With a Franchise Coach
Franchise Players

The Importance of Teaming Up With a Franchise Coach

Kevin and Denise Brauer took time to examine their options before becoming Storm Guard Exterior Restoration franchisees.
The World Now Knows Who Created This Iconic '90s Solo Cup Pattern
Design

The World Now Knows Who Created This Iconic '90s Solo Cup Pattern

You know the teal-and-purple 'Jazz' cup design, but you probably don't know how it came about.
A Coffee Shop Franchise Where the Baristas Wear Almost Nothing Is Actually a Thing
Franchises

A Coffee Shop Franchise Where the Baristas Wear Almost Nothing Is Actually a Thing

Based in California, Bottoms Up Espresso is just beginning to franchise.