Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer

Kate Taylor is a staff writer for Entrepreneur.com.

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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.
Franchise Players: I Grew My Business Through Co-Branding
Franchises

Franchise Players: I Grew My Business Through Co-Branding

Richard Helmey was grew his printing business by co-branding with FASTSIGNS. Here's how.
The Weirdest Fast-Food Mashups in America
Franchises

The Weirdest Fast-Food Mashups in America

X plus Y equals fast-food mega sales? From Doritos Locos Tacos to the Pizza Cake, bizarre food concoctions are appearing on menus across the nation.
Survey: McDonald's Has the Worst Burger in America
Franchises

Survey: McDonald's Has the Worst Burger in America

In the battle of the chain restaurants, Consumer Reports found that customers were sick of many of fast food mega-chains' specialties.
Franchise Players: Why You Need to Find a Mentor
Franchises

Franchise Players: Why You Need to Find a Mentor

Franchising provided Jasen Lawrence with mentors with direct experience and expertise in his business.
U.S.A.-Belgium World Cup Game Sparks a Waffle War
Franchises

U.S.A.-Belgium World Cup Game Sparks a Waffle War

Restaurant chains Waffle House and Bojangles are encouraging U.S. fans to boycott Belgian waffles to support the USA World Cup team.
Franchise Players: Never Let a Customer Leave Unhappy
Franchises

Franchise Players: Never Let a Customer Leave Unhappy

The key to this husband-wife duo's business? Realizing clients are the most important form of advertising.
California Lifts Glove Law for Food Handlers
Franchises

California Lifts Glove Law for Food Handlers

After months of protest from the food industry, California repealed its controversial glove requirement law.
Franchise Players: Creating Collaboration, Not Competition, Within a Franchise
Franchises

Franchise Players: Creating Collaboration, Not Competition, Within a Franchise

Chad Piepenburg's job is more than running his own Smoothie Factory location. It's also working to help other franchisees succeed.
Cupcake Chain Crumbs Delisted From Nasdaq
Franchises

Cupcake Chain Crumbs Delisted From Nasdaq

The largest cupcake chain in the U.S. is set to delist, after failing to meet stockholder equity requirement.
This Bar Wants You to Apply for a Job Via Snapchat
Social Media

This Bar Wants You to Apply for a Job Via Snapchat

Forget LinkedIn -- this Dublin pub is requiring hopeful employees to apply through the ephemeral messaging service.
Franchise Players: 'Cupcake Wars' Champ Takes on Franchising
Franchises

Franchise Players: 'Cupcake Wars' Champ Takes on Franchising

After helping Sweet Arleen's win its third challenge on the Food Network show 'Cupcake Wars,' the cupcake chain's front-of-house manager opened a franchise of his own.
Tell Us: What Was Your Most Memorable Summer Job?
The 'Treps

Tell Us: What Was Your Most Memorable Summer Job?

Check out what these seven entrepreneurs learned from their summer jobs, and let us know what your early jobs taught you about business.
Franchise Players: A Firefighting Salsa Dancer Finds Flexibility as a Franchisee
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Firefighting Salsa Dancer Finds Flexibility as a Franchisee

Franchising gave Alex Lee the flexibility to keep working as a firefighter and competing as a salsa dancer.
El Pollo Loco Files to Go Public
Franchises

El Pollo Loco Files to Go Public

The California-based Mexican grilled-chicken franchise, which attempted to go public in 2006, is eyeing a $100 million IPO.
Franchise Players: These Animal Lovers Founded a Luxury Hotel for Dogs
Franchises

Franchise Players: These Animal Lovers Founded a Luxury Hotel for Dogs

The Parker brothers turned a life-long love of animals into a business, opening K-9 Resorts.
Restaurants Seek Alternatives as FDA's Salt Crackdown Looms
Franchises

Restaurants Seek Alternatives as FDA's Salt Crackdown Looms

As the FDA prepares new guidelines, restaurants are cutting back on sodium and salt companies are researching alternatives.
McDonald's Is Testing an App That Lets Customers Order Ahead
Franchises

McDonald's Is Testing an App That Lets Customers Order Ahead

Can fast food get faster? McDonald's is trying to speed up with tech, testing a new order-ahead and payment app in Georgia.
Fresh Out of College, This Gym Rat Became a Fitness Franchisee
Franchises

Fresh Out of College, This Gym Rat Became a Fitness Franchisee

Get tips on getting your business in shape from this 24-year-old GYMGUYZ franchisee.
Reversing Course, Starbucks Says It Will Raise Coffee Prices
Business News

Reversing Course, Starbucks Says It Will Raise Coffee Prices

While Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said in March that Starbucks had no plans to raise prices, the coffee chain is now hiking prices on some drinks.
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