Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer

Kate Taylor is a staff writer for Entrepreneur.com.

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Why Domino's Latest Ad Was a Smart, If Unintentional, Marketing Play
Franchises

Why Domino's Latest Ad Was a Smart, If Unintentional, Marketing Play

Domino's ad for Specialty Chicken features a reference to a failed cookie pizza just as Pizza Hut rolled out a cookie pizza of its own.
Disappointing Earnings Add to McDonald's Bad Week
Franchises

Disappointing Earnings Add to McDonald's Bad Week

Legal battles with franchisees, expired meat and another disappointing quarterly report: it's already been a hard week for McDonald's.
Franchise Players: Learning to Manage Entry-Level Employees
Franchises

Franchise Players: Learning to Manage Entry-Level Employees

Devang and Chaitali Kothari didn't realize that the biggest challenge in franchising would be learning to be good managers.
Franchise Players: What This Franchisee Power Couple Has Learned in Two Decades of Entrepreneurship
Franchises

Franchise Players: What This Franchisee Power Couple Has Learned in Two Decades of Entrepreneurship

After taking a leap of faith 22 years ago, Susan and Dan Manwaring have opened 14 Batteries Plus Bulbs stores.
New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Redefine Franchising as We Know It
Franchises

New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Redefine Franchising as We Know It

A worker group is filing charges against franchisees and McDonald's as a joint employer, setting a precedent that could have broad ripple effects.
You'll Never Guess Where Female Entrepreneurship Is On the Rise (Infographic)
The 'Treps

You'll Never Guess Where Female Entrepreneurship Is On the Rise (Infographic)

Businesses owned by women are booming in the South. Check out this infographic to see how your state matches up.
Why Entrepreneurs Are Jumping on the Drinkable Meal Bandwagon
The 'Treps

Why Entrepreneurs Are Jumping on the Drinkable Meal Bandwagon

Entrepreneurs' drive to be on the edge of innovation is leading to a new market for super-food slurries that aim to revolutionize eating as we know it.
Pizza Slips and Breakfast Soars in Yum Brand's Latest Earnings
Franchises

Pizza Slips and Breakfast Soars in Yum Brand's Latest Earnings

Sales at KFC and Taco Bell boosted Yum Brands to a solid second quarter, while Pizza Hut struggled to keep up.
Franchise Players: An Advertising 'Mad Man' Takes On In-Home Care Franchising
Franchises

Franchise Players: An Advertising 'Mad Man' Takes On In-Home Care Franchising

Ken Kuck explains how he and his wife became franchisees in the space.
Hershey Raises Prices for First Time in 3 Years as Cocoa Costs Spike
Business News

Hershey Raises Prices for First Time in 3 Years as Cocoa Costs Spike

As cocoa prices hit a three year high, chocolate makers are being forced to charge more for their sweet treats.
Why Do People Actually Quit Their Jobs? (Infographic)
Leadership

Why Do People Actually Quit Their Jobs? (Infographic)

Lack of advancement, poor work-life balance and economics – here are the real deal breakers for employees.
Franchise Players: How Franchising Provided a Solution for This Minister and His Disabled Son
Franchises

Franchise Players: How Franchising Provided a Solution for This Minister and His Disabled Son

The owner-investor franchise model was the perfect fit for this family preparing for an uncertain future.
Forget Specialty Blends -- Half the World Prefers Instant Coffee
Franchises

Forget Specialty Blends -- Half the World Prefers Instant Coffee

Outside of the U.S., the global instant coffee market is huge and growing fast.
Franchise Players: Why One Franchise Wasn't Enough
Franchises

Franchise Players: Why One Franchise Wasn't Enough

Passion for her product drove Sanden Andrews to open up four Smoothie King shops.
At Restaurants, Calorie Counts Shape Most Customers' Orders
Franchises

At Restaurants, Calorie Counts Shape Most Customers' Orders

Calorie counts do matter – 57 percent of customers use menus' nutritional information when deciding what to order, according to a new CDC survey.
How These Brothers Took Over a Taco Franchise
Franchises

How These Brothers Took Over a Taco Franchise

When these four brothers took a liking to Chronic Tacos, they decided to go all in.
Chicken Prices Are Rising Because of Rooster Infertility. (We're Serious.)
Franchises

Chicken Prices Are Rising Because of Rooster Infertility. (We're Serious.)

Forget agriculture -- these chickens need some Viagra-culture.
Taco Bell's New Strategy in the Breakfast Wars: Protein Power
Franchises

Taco Bell's New Strategy in the Breakfast Wars: Protein Power

Taco Bell is launching a new low-calorie, high protein menu, and is testing Greek yogurt and other high-protein options as breakfast offerings.
Franchise Players: A Temp Works Her Way to the Top
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Temp Works Her Way to the Top

When Renee Rodriquez started as a temp at Express Employment Professionals, she never expected she'd someday become a franchisee herself.
Controversial Reservation 'Scalping' Site Rethinks Its Mission
The 'Treps

Controversial Reservation 'Scalping' Site Rethinks Its Mission

A startup that allows customers to pay for restaurant reservations is doing a 'soft pivot' following outrage from the restaurant industry.
Franchisees in Puerto Rico Claim McDonald's Broke FTC Rule
Franchises

Franchisees in Puerto Rico Claim McDonald's Broke FTC Rule

In letting McDonald's biggest franchisee open up shops in Puerto Rico, local franchisees say the fast-food giant violated FTC rules.
Franchise Players: How I Bought an Embroidery Franchise at 21
Franchises

Franchise Players: How I Bought an Embroidery Franchise at 21

Maria Emma's key to running a successful business at age 21: having the support of a franchise team.
Franchisee Pays Employees $144K Out of Pocket After Fire Destroys Restaurant
Franchises

Franchisee Pays Employees $144K Out of Pocket After Fire Destroys Restaurant

This Culver's franchisee says that continuing to pay employees as his restaurant was being rebuilt was not only the right thing to do, but a smart business move.
Franchise Players: My 5 Tips for Potential Franchisees
Franchises

Franchise Players: My 5 Tips for Potential Franchisees

From travel agent to CruiseOne franchisee, Michael Ramdial is dedicated to making vacation dreams a reality.
Cupcake Chain Crumbs Closes All Stores
Franchises

Cupcake Chain Crumbs Closes All Stores

A week after being delisted from Nasdaq, Crumbs has abruptly closed all 65 locations nationwide.
Franchise Players: A Former Banker Escapes Monotony Through Franchising
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Former Banker Escapes Monotony Through Franchising

While Steve Betts felt trapped working at a bank, franchising allowed him to find freedom in entrepreneurship.
6 Super-Hot Food Trends You Need to Know About
Franchises

6 Super-Hot Food Trends You Need to Know About

Barbecue, snack mashups and the next Sriracha – here's what Technomic predicts restaurants will be serving up in the second half of 2014.
Franchise Players: From Selling Clothes Out of a Basement to Opening a Brick-and-Mortar Store
Franchises

Franchise Players: From Selling Clothes Out of a Basement to Opening a Brick-and-Mortar Store

In just a few months, these boutique franchisees' business was far too big for a basement.
Franchise Players: Don't Rush to Find the Right Franchise
Franchises

Franchise Players: Don't Rush to Find the Right Franchise

With the help of an entrepreneurial coach, this Maui Wowi franchisee learned that finding the right franchise was all about passion.
Target Joins the List of Stores Asking Customers to Keep Guns Out
Franchises

Target Joins the List of Stores Asking Customers to Keep Guns Out

Following open carry demonstrations, Target has joined a host of other chains in 'respectfully requesting' that customers to leave their guns at home.
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