Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer

Kate Taylor is a staff writer for Entrepreneur.com.

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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.
Franchise Players: Why We Chose to Open an Insurance Franchise
Franchises

Franchise Players: Why We Chose to Open an Insurance Franchise

This couple didn't have experience in insurance when they opened their Brightway franchise, but together, they were able to overcome their challenges.
Thinking About Becoming a Franchisee? Your Burning Questions Answered
Franchises

Thinking About Becoming a Franchisee? Your Burning Questions Answered

In this Google Hangout, Joe Prusha, an Erbert & Gerbert's franchisee, reveals his franchising secrets.
Franchise Players: After the Military, a Couple Finds a Career in Franchising
Franchises

Franchise Players: After the Military, a Couple Finds a Career in Franchising

Charles Fisher discovered Massage Envy Spa while heading home from serving in Iraq. The rest is franchising history.
Franchise Players: Helping Her Son Brought This Mother to Franchising
Franchises

Franchise Players: Helping Her Son Brought This Mother to Franchising

Kristel Thomas was willing to do whatever it took to help her son and other kids overcome their neurological challenges. It led to her becoming a franchisee.
Franchise Players: A Dad Finds Flexibility in Franchising
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Dad Finds Flexibility in Franchising

As his children's primary caregiver, franchising gives Rick Werner the flexibility he needs to be a present father.
Franchise Players: A 'Fatherpreneur' on Incorporating Family Into Your Business
Franchises

Franchise Players: A 'Fatherpreneur' on Incorporating Family Into Your Business

As a Tutor Doctor franchisee, Chris Lien's career priorities align with his family priorities.
Franchisees Take Action Against Seattle's Minimum Wage Law
Franchises

Franchisees Take Action Against Seattle's Minimum Wage Law

Outraged that the new law holds them to stricter rules than small-business owners, franchise owners are fighting back with a lawsuit and full-page ad in the 'Seattle Times.'
Franchise Players: I Became a Multi-Unit Franchisee While Still in College
Franchises

Franchise Players: I Became a Multi-Unit Franchisee While Still in College

Aneesh Patel got an early start in the food industry, opening five restaurant franchises before he graduated from college.
Why Restaurants Have Rules Against Really Big Tips
Franchises

Why Restaurants Have Rules Against Really Big Tips

A Waffle House waitress nearly lost a $1,000 tip due to company policy, raising the question: how should restaurants deal with unexpected windfalls?
With National Rollout, Will Starbucks Make Wireless Phone Charging the New Wi-Fi?
Business News

With National Rollout, Will Starbucks Make Wireless Phone Charging the New Wi-Fi?

Starbucks and Powermat are rolling out wireless chargers nationwide – and maybe revolutionizing how we charge our tech forever.
Franchise Players: How This 'Computer Mom' Became Franchisee of the Year
Franchises

Franchise Players: How This 'Computer Mom' Became Franchisee of the Year

This 60-year-old mother, grandmother and franchisee has been defying stereotypes as a powerful woman in tech since 1999.
FDA Backs Off After Causing Stink Over Cheese Regulations
Business News

FDA Backs Off After Causing Stink Over Cheese Regulations

Recent communication from regulators sparked concerns that the government would ban cheese from being made on wooden shelves.
Franchise Players: Wayback Burgers Franchisee on the Power of Customer Service
Franchises

Franchise Players: Wayback Burgers Franchisee on the Power of Customer Service

Howard Zeller lets history be his guide as a franchisee at this nostalgic burger joint.
Netflix Launches Food Truck to Promote 'Orange Is the New Black'
Marketing

Netflix Launches Food Truck to Promote 'Orange Is the New Black'

Starting this week, Crazy Pyes food truck will be serving up fruit pies and ice cream across the U.S.
Dunkin' Donuts Franchisees Forced to Raise Coffee Prices
Franchises

Dunkin' Donuts Franchisees Forced to Raise Coffee Prices

As drought and coffee rust drive up the cost of coffee beans, Dunkin' Donuts prices are about to increase.
Franchise Players: Jumping From a Food Franchise to a Spa Franchise
Franchises

Franchise Players: Jumping From a Food Franchise to a Spa Franchise

Scott Adams took on eco-friendly franchising as a Massage Green Spa franchisee. Here's what he has learned.
McDonald's U.S. Sales Slump Continues
Franchises

McDonald's U.S. Sales Slump Continues

While global same-store sales increased 0.9 percent, U.S. sales were down 1 percent in May.
How We Got Our Unlikely At-Home Cocktail Mixer on Store Shelves
The 'Treps

How We Got Our Unlikely At-Home Cocktail Mixer on Store Shelves

The co-founders of this tea mixer company talk mentors, starting up and marketing a product that's the first of its kind.
Franchise Players: Helping the Earth Through Franchising
Franchises

Franchise Players: Helping the Earth Through Franchising

SuperGreen Solutions gave Mark Sudak a chance to find energy efficient environmental solutions in his community.
Will Taco Bell's Latest Mashup Be a Hit?
Franchises

Will Taco Bell's Latest Mashup Be a Hit?

Taco Bell is rolling out the Quesarito -- a quesadilla burrito combination -- nationwide on June 9.
Reminder: It's National Doughnut Day
Franchises

Reminder: It's National Doughnut Day

The only thing that makes Friday sweeter? Free doughnuts at Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts and more.
Franchise Players: On Being the First Franchisee in a Young Industry
Franchises

Franchise Players: On Being the First Franchisee in a Young Industry

LED Source is the first U.S. franchisor in the LED lighting industry. Jamie Shapiro is its first franchisee. Here's what it means to pave the way.
The No. 1 Thing Restaurants Must Do to Stop Food Poisoning
Franchises

The No. 1 Thing Restaurants Must Do to Stop Food Poisoning

Want to have happy customers? Don't let this practice go on within your restaurant's walls.
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