Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer

Kate Taylor is a staff writer for Entrepreneur.com.

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Can McDonald's Speed Up Drive-Thru With Third Window?
Franchises

Can McDonald's Speed Up Drive-Thru With Third Window?

McDonald's is reportedly trying out a new solution to their drive-thru problem. The catch: it probably won't speed up your wait.
The Fall of a Franchise: Blockbuster and 5 Other Chains That Went Bust
Franchises

The Fall of a Franchise: Blockbuster and 5 Other Chains That Went Bust

What happens to franchisees when their franchisor goes belly up? Check out the rise and fall of these six formerly big U.S. chains.
Franchise Jobs Power 20 Percent of Total Private-Sector Growth in October (Infographic)
Franchises

Franchise Jobs Power 20 Percent of Total Private-Sector Growth in October (Infographic)

The franchise industry created 25,060 jobs in October, far exceeding the previous month's growth.
Starbucks to Pay Kraft $2.8 Billion Over Packaged Coffee Dispute
Franchises

Starbucks to Pay Kraft $2.8 Billion Over Packaged Coffee Dispute

An arbitrator said Starbucks owes Kraft $2.8 billion for breaking a packaged coffee contract, forcing the coffee giant to revise its latest earnings.
Survey: 91% of Business Professionals Have Never Seen the People They Regularly Work With
Office Tech

Survey: 91% of Business Professionals Have Never Seen the People They Regularly Work With

As face-to-face interaction becomes less prominent in businesses, what else has been lost?
FDA Ban Is the Final Nail in Trans Fat's Coffin
Franchises

FDA Ban Is the Final Nail in Trans Fat's Coffin

The FDA's decision to phase out trans fats has been met with little resistance, due to easy substitutes and consensus on the ingredient’s unhealthiness.
What I Learned From the Military: Business Lessons From 8 Veterans in Franchising
Franchises

What I Learned From the Military: Business Lessons From 8 Veterans in Franchising

This Veterans Day, veterans in franchising look back on what the military taught them about entrepreneurship.
Go Daddy Founder Bob Parsons: I Owe My Success to the Marines
Success Stories

Go Daddy Founder Bob Parsons: I Owe My Success to the Marines

Go Daddy founder and Vietnam War veteran Bob Parsons is working to help veterans transition to civilian life through business and charity.
What You Need to Do on LinkedIn, Even if You're Not Looking for a Job (Infographic)
Social Media

What You Need to Do on LinkedIn, Even if You're Not Looking for a Job (Infographic)

Think you don’t need to update your LinkedIn because you have a job? Think again. Check out 'LinkedIn Queen' Eve Mayer’s tips to revamp your profile.
R.I.P. Cupcakes: The 6 Most Exciting Food Trends for 2014
Starting a Business

R.I.P. Cupcakes: The 6 Most Exciting Food Trends for 2014

Say goodbye to the cupcake and the Cronut-- hospitality consultant Andrew Freeman predicts six fresh trends for the restaurant industry in 2014.
Starbucks to Hire 10,000 Veterans and Military Spouses in Next 5 Years
Hiring Center

Starbucks to Hire 10,000 Veterans and Military Spouses in Next 5 Years

As Veterans Small Business Week kicks off, Starbucks has announced plans to increase veteran hiring and use community stores to support service members.
The 10 Biggest IPOs Ever
Management & Operations

The 10 Biggest IPOs Ever

Twitter may be one of the most talked-about IPOs of the year, but it's nothing in size compared to these guys.
5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season
Sales

5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season

Wal-Mart, Starbucks and more are getting a head start on the holiday season, with deals and promotions starting in early November.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Steps Down From Square's Board of Directors
News and Trends

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Steps Down From Square's Board of Directors

Former Goldman Sachs exec David Viniar replaces Howard Schultz on the board of the mobile payment startup.
Return of the Deal: Restaurants See More Discount-Driven Traffic
Franchises

Return of the Deal: Restaurants See More Discount-Driven Traffic

After declining in 2012, the number of restaurant visits prompted by a deal or discount increased in 2013, reports The NPD Group.
7 Tips for Women Who Want to Own a Franchise
Franchises

7 Tips for Women Who Want to Own a Franchise

In celebration of Women in Small Business Month, female franchise founders and CEOs share top advice and tips for women entering the franchise industry.
Women in Franchising: An Enthusiastic Minority
Franchises

Women in Franchising: An Enthusiastic Minority

Women in the franchising world are finding community and control in an industry where they remain a minority.
Reviewers Compare Yelp to a 'Slave Ship' in Ridiculous Class-Action Lawsuit
Social Media

Reviewers Compare Yelp to a 'Slave Ship' in Ridiculous Class-Action Lawsuit

Yelpers argue that their lack of payment for reviews is exploitative unpaid labor, comparing practices to a 'galley slave ship.'
10 Chains Scaring Up Business With Free Food & Other Halloween Deals
Advertising

10 Chains Scaring Up Business With Free Food & Other Halloween Deals

For these businesses, Halloween is about more than trick or treating, with deals designed to pull costumed customers into restaurants.
Burger King's Franchising Efforts Pay Off Big in 3Q
Franchises

Burger King's Franchising Efforts Pay Off Big in 3Q

Burger King's net income surged in the third quarter due to its franchising strategy and heavily-hyped products.
How You Can Win at Social Media Right Now (Hint: Silly Cat Pics Don't Cut It)
Social Media

How You Can Win at Social Media Right Now (Hint: Silly Cat Pics Don't Cut It)

From General Electric to Red Bull, these 24 brands selected by the Webby Awards are proving there is more to social media than cat pictures. Here’s what you can learn.
Condé Nast Ends Intern Program, Raising Question: Are Internships About the Money?
Starting a Business

Condé Nast Ends Intern Program, Raising Question: Are Internships About the Money?

With the demise of Condé Nast’s unpaid internship program, we wonder whether the importance of money has eclipsed the value of experience.
Jobless and Searching for Meaning, Millennials Flock to Mom and Dad's House
Hiring Center

Jobless and Searching for Meaning, Millennials Flock to Mom and Dad's House

Paid less, unemployed more and less likely to be satisfied at work, one in four millennials has had to move back in with their parents at some point.
3 Ways Starbucks Is Innovating and Why You Should Care
Marketing

3 Ways Starbucks Is Innovating and Why You Should Care

From investing in cloud-based coffee brewers to opening a tea shop, Starbucks has been on an innovation tear. Here's a look at the coffee chain's latest developments.
7 Ways Managers Can Strategize More Effectively in the Digital Age (Infographic)
Management & Operations

7 Ways Managers Can Strategize More Effectively in the Digital Age (Infographic)

Check out these seven steps to better utilize digital tools to innovate in your company.
What Does the Demise of the Dollar Menu Mean for Franchisees?
Franchises

What Does the Demise of the Dollar Menu Mean for Franchisees?

McDonald’s franchisees have long protested the burger chain's pricing moves. Will the new 'Dollar Menu & More' provide a solution?
Pushing Ahead With Classy Makeover, 7-Eleven Sells Fine Wine
Franchises

Pushing Ahead With Classy Makeover, 7-Eleven Sells Fine Wine

A month after introducing healthier snacks to its stores, 7-Eleven has added pricey wines to its shelves in the hopes of attracting a younger crowd.
Franchise Sector Adds 15,000 Jobs as Growth Continues to Outpace Broader Market (Infographic)
Franchises

Franchise Sector Adds 15,000 Jobs as Growth Continues to Outpace Broader Market (Infographic)

The franchise industry created over 15,000 new jobs in September, according to the ADP National Franchise Report.
5 Tips for Business Success From Martha Stewart, Bobbi Brown & Other Power Women
Grow Your Business

5 Tips for Business Success From Martha Stewart, Bobbi Brown & Other Power Women

Martha Stewart, Bobbi Brown and other all-star business leaders offer keys to entrepreneurial success for women and men.
Tips for Investing in Emerging Markets (Infographic)
Personal Finance

Tips for Investing in Emerging Markets (Infographic)

Investors are increasingly turning to emerging markets for new sources of revenue. Check out this infographic for key tips and trends that can help you invest wisely.
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