Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer

Kate Taylor is a staff writer for Entrepreneur.com.

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Franchise Players: How This Pizza Chain Power Couple Balances Business and Romance
Franchises

Franchise Players: How This Pizza Chain Power Couple Balances Business and Romance

Phil and Denise Downing started as delivery drivers at Topper's Pizza in the late '90s. Here’s how they've grown closer as they've moved up the ranks.
Will 'Dumb Starbucks' Be Smart Enough to Get Away With Selling Parody Coffee?
Franchises

Will 'Dumb Starbucks' Be Smart Enough to Get Away With Selling Parody Coffee?

A coffee shop called Dumb Starbucks opened this weekend in Los Angeles. The only difference from the original? The word 'dumb' in front of its name.
Encouraged by Solid Year, Dunkin' Aims to Conquer New Markets
Franchises

Encouraged by Solid Year, Dunkin' Aims to Conquer New Markets

The first year that Dunkin' has sold commitments in California, the company increased revenue 8.5 percent.
Subway to Remove Chemical From Sandwich Bread Following Blogger's Protest
Franchises

Subway to Remove Chemical From Sandwich Bread Following Blogger's Protest

When it comes to fast food, this health blogger gets chains to make changes -- fast.
Franchise Players: Franchising Gave This Young b.good Owner Real-World Experience
Franchises

Franchise Players: Franchising Gave This Young b.good Owner Real-World Experience

When Bill Zolper opened a b.Good franchise, his years studying entrepreneurship were put to the test.
Government Shuts Down Small Brewery's Beer Drones
News and Trends

Government Shuts Down Small Brewery's Beer Drones

The FAA's shutdown of Lakemaid beer delivery drones drew criticism for hurting small businesses.
CVS to Quit Selling Tobacco Products
Growth Strategies

CVS to Quit Selling Tobacco Products

CVS is the first national pharmacy chain that will drop cigarettes and other tobacco products from its shelves -- a move that is estimated to cost the company $2 billion annually.
Franchise Players: How This Franchisee Made Dumpsters a Family Business
Franchises

Franchise Players: How This Franchisee Made Dumpsters a Family Business

James Spink wanted a job that allowed him to spend time with his wife and son. So, he joined the Bin There Dump That franchise family.
Are You a Good Leader? (Infographic)
Leadership

Are You a Good Leader? (Infographic)

Running a small business requires strong and strategic leadership. Here are the skills you need to succeed today.
From Chipotle to Starbucks: 6 Chains That Do Mobile Apps Right
Franchises

From Chipotle to Starbucks: 6 Chains That Do Mobile Apps Right

As Chipotle prepares to offer mobile payment, we take a look at six of the best mobile apps in the restaurant business.
Poll: What Was Your Favorite Super Bowl Commercial?
Advertising

Poll: What Was Your Favorite Super Bowl Commercial?

Did you love Budweiser's puppies, or were you more excited for the 'Full House' reunion? Vote and let us know!
Budweiser's Puppies Win the Super Bowl Commercial Game
Advertising

Budweiser's Puppies Win the Super Bowl Commercial Game

Budweiser’s 'Puppy Love' commercial was voted the best of the Super Bowl by fans on Hulu AdZone.
Who Would Win the VC Super Bowl: Washington or Colorado? (Infographic)
Venture Capital

Who Would Win the VC Super Bowl: Washington or Colorado? (Infographic)

As the Seahawks and the Broncos prepare for the Super Bowl, Washington and Colorado go head to head in venture capital activity.
We the People Want McDonald's to Give Us a Veggie Burger
Franchises

We the People Want McDonald's to Give Us a Veggie Burger

More than 87,000 people including celebs such as Ellen DeGeneres and Pamela Anderson have signed a petition asking McDonald's for a McVeggie.
Franchise Players: A Complete Nutrition Franchisee on Learning to 'Be the Boss'
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Complete Nutrition Franchisee on Learning to 'Be the Boss'

Ashley Olson's employers turned into her biggest cheerleaders when she was chosen by Complete Nutrition's owners to open her own franchise.
Chobani Can't Be Marketed as 'Greek Yogurt' in the U.K.
Business Management

Chobani Can't Be Marketed as 'Greek Yogurt' in the U.K.

A British court ruled that Chobani can't call their product 'Greek yogurt' because it is made in the U.S.
Burger With A Side of Heroin? McDonald's Worker Found Selling Drugs in Happy Meals
Franchises

Burger With A Side of Heroin? McDonald's Worker Found Selling Drugs in Happy Meals

A McDonald's employee in Pittsburgh was arrested for selling heroin to customers at the drive-thru.
Franchise Players: The Sweet Success and Brand Support of a Cinnabon Franchisee
Franchises

Franchise Players: The Sweet Success and Brand Support of a Cinnabon Franchisee

A Q&A with Miguel Di Costanzo on what happened when his hard work caught the eye of his 'Undercover Boss.'
Southern Hospitality: Home Depot, Chick-Fil-A and Others Open Doors to Snow-Stranded Drivers
Franchises

Southern Hospitality: Home Depot, Chick-Fil-A and Others Open Doors to Snow-Stranded Drivers

As a snowstorm turned Georgia and Alabama into a scene out of a zombie movie, businesses lent a helping hand.
Everything Seems to Be Getting Worse for Company Behind Red Lobster, Olive Garden
Franchises

Everything Seems to Be Getting Worse for Company Behind Red Lobster, Olive Garden

Darden Restaurants continues to struggle, cutting employees and dealing with investors who are challenging the company's decisions.
Why Are These Franchisees Ganging Up Against the Biofuel Industry?
Franchises

Why Are These Franchisees Ganging Up Against the Biofuel Industry?

Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell franchisees are joining together on an unlikely issue: our nation's fuel supply.
Franchise Players: An Auntie Anne's Franchisee on the Importance of Seeking Advice
Franchises

Franchise Players: An Auntie Anne's Franchisee on the Importance of Seeking Advice

Eleazar Puente, an Auntie Anne's franchisee, answers questions on motivation, challenges of franchising and more.
Chipotle Is Making a Dark Comedy Series About Industrial Farming. (Yes, Seriously.)
Advertising

Chipotle Is Making a Dark Comedy Series About Industrial Farming. (Yes, Seriously.)

The burrito chain is releasing a four-part comedy series on Hulu next month that offers a satirical take on industrial farming.
Franchise Industry Finishes Strong in 2013 (Infographic)
Franchises

Franchise Industry Finishes Strong in 2013 (Infographic)

The U.S. added 30,250 franchise jobs in December, bringing the 2013 total to a whopping 229,000.
Don't Panic: There Will Definitely Be Enough Chicken Wings for the Super Bowl
Franchises

Don't Panic: There Will Definitely Be Enough Chicken Wings for the Super Bowl

With the biggest weekend for wings consumption looming, the chicken industry and restaurants are ready.
How Denny's Weirdness Wins the Social Media Game
Franchises

How Denny's Weirdness Wins the Social Media Game

Denny's stands out in social media by breaking the rules-- and posting photos of pugs in seas of ranch dressing.
Is This the Year Fast-Food Pizza Disappears?
Franchises

Is This the Year Fast-Food Pizza Disappears?

Domino's and Pizza Hut are attempting to compete with fast-casual rookies by upping quality and revamping design.
Franchising for Entrepreneurs: An Entrepreneur Growth Conference Panel Preview
Franchises

Franchising for Entrepreneurs: An Entrepreneur Growth Conference Panel Preview

From answering "why franchising?" to facing the future of the industry, here's what to expect at Entrepreneur's Growth Conference's franchising panel.
Chuck E. Cheese's Snags a Buyer
Franchises

Chuck E. Cheese's Snags a Buyer

Apollo Global Management will buy Chuck E. Cheese's parent company for $54 per share.
What I Wish I'd Known Before I Franchised My Company
Franchises

What I Wish I'd Known Before I Franchised My Company

Considering franchising your business? Start with these tips from four franchise founders.
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