Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer. Covers franchise-related trends and topics.

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

Franchise Players: A Former Cop Takes On Running a Cleaning Franchise
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: A Former Cop Takes On Running a Cleaning Franchise

This former police officer went from working in a former war zone in Bosnia to running a Merry Maids franchise.
Coke Is Luring Experienced Entrepreneurs to Create New Startups
Entrepreneurs

Coke Is Luring Experienced Entrepreneurs to Create New Startups

In Coca-Cola's new platform for entrepreneurs, Coke brings the money and the cache, while startups (hopefully) help the soda giant reach new markets down the road.
Franchise Players: How Being Forced to Fire Myself Led to My Career in Franchising
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: How Being Forced to Fire Myself Led to My Career in Franchising

After losing his job on his second day in a new city, Connor Ferguson found a new career in urgent care franchising.
At Jimmy John's, Sandwich Makers Have to Sign a Noncompete Agreement
Managing Employees

At Jimmy John's, Sandwich Makers Have to Sign a Noncompete Agreement

Noncompete agreements are often reserved for executives. Why, then, does this sandwich chain ban entry-level workers from working for competitors for two years?
Franchise Players: Why I Became a Franchisee at 40
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why I Became a Franchisee at 40

Lynne Lawson always wanted to be an interior decorator. When she turned 40, she decided it was finally time to leave her career as an IBM exec and take the plunge.
Why Franchisees Don't Use Digital Advertising
Online Marketing

Why Franchisees Don't Use Digital Advertising

A new study reveals that local affiliates' top reason for avoiding social media and digital advertising is because they are 'too complicated.'
The Incredible Way Your Brain 'Sees' a Logo (Infographic)
Logos

The Incredible Way Your Brain 'Sees' a Logo (Infographic)

Allow neuroscience to guide your logo design.
Franchise Players: Why This Pastor Quit the Ministry and Became a Franchisee at 43
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why This Pastor Quit the Ministry and Became a Franchisee at 43

Seeking a new chance to be directly involved in others' lives, Page Cole made the career switch from minister to senior care franchisee.
McDonald's Hires Ex-'MythBusters' Host to Address Pink Slime, Other Food Rumors
McDonalds

McDonald's Hires Ex-'MythBusters' Host to Address Pink Slime, Other Food Rumors

The fast-food chain is tackling rumors about pink slime, McRibs and horse meat with the help of former 'MythBusters' co-host Grant Imahara, in a new ad campaign.
Crumbs's Comeback Begins With Grand Reopening and Pastry Mashups
Crumbs Bake Shop

Crumbs's Comeback Begins With Grand Reopening and Pastry Mashups

Crumbs is celebrating its reopening under new owners Marcus Lemonis and Fischer Enterprises with 'Crumbnuts' and 'Baissants.'
35 Restaurants Where the Customer Isn't Right
Customer Service

35 Restaurants Where the Customer Isn't Right

Maybe Seinfeld's infamous "soup Nazi" knew a little something about entrepreneurship.
Activist Investor Gains Control of Olive Garden Parent's Board
Darden

Activist Investor Gains Control of Olive Garden Parent's Board

Starboard Value has successfully replaced the entire board of Darden Restaurants, parent company of Olive Garden, following months of dispute.
Franchise Players: Investing in a Unique Healthcare Franchise
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Investing in a Unique Healthcare Franchise

In three years, OsteoStrong has gone from zero to commitments for 500 units in nine states. Here's why this couple signed on to the franchise.
Report: Amazon to Open First-Ever Physical Store
Ecommerce

Report: Amazon to Open First-Ever Physical Store

The online retail giant is planning on opening its first brick-and-mortar store in New York City.
Want to Reach Millennials? This Is How They Spend Their Time. (Infographic)
Millennials

Want to Reach Millennials? This Is How They Spend Their Time. (Infographic)

Millennials are more plugged in than any other generation. Here are the best ways to reach that growing market.