Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer

Kate Taylor is a staff writer for Entrepreneur.com.

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Franchise Players: A Bronze Star Recipient Recovers From Brain Trauma, Becomes a Franchisee
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Franchise Players: A Bronze Star Recipient Recovers From Brain Trauma, Becomes a Franchisee

In the military, Nick Colgin earned a Bronze Star for saving the life of a French soldier. Now, he works as a franchisee for the 'Apple of the home industry.'
Want to Be More Productive? Take a Break and Check Out This Infographic.
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Want to Be More Productive? Take a Break and Check Out This Infographic.

Here's why you should be taking regular breaks at work.
Arby's Breaks the World Record for Longest Commercial
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Arby's Breaks the World Record for Longest Commercial

This weekend, Arby's aired a 13-hour, dialogue-free commercial of brisket being smoked. Riveting.
Franchise Players: A Veteran Couple Finds a New Team in Franchising
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Franchise Players: A Veteran Couple Finds a New Team in Franchising

Chuck and Denise Kerr learned the value of teamwork in the military. Now, their bringing it to their burger franchise.
Franchise Players: The Military Taught Me to Think On My Feet
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Franchise Players: The Military Taught Me to Think On My Feet

Jim Lager didn't have much business experience when he started in franchising. But his time in the military hard taught him one thing: how to think fast.
What the World's Most Expensive Doughnut Looks Like
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What the World's Most Expensive Doughnut Looks Like

Krispy Kreme recently revealed a doughnut covered with gold leaf and edible diamonds, served with 500-year-old Cognac and Don Perignon.
When Is Hummus Not Hummus? When Regulators Say So.
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When Is Hummus Not Hummus? When Regulators Say So.

Sabra, the popular hummus producer, is pushing the Food and Drug Administration to set a definition for the dip.
Franchise Players: How This Veteran Is Helping Other Vets Find the Right Franchise
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Franchise Players: How This Veteran Is Helping Other Vets Find the Right Franchise

Gordon Dupries helps future veteran franchisees get started on the right foot with the Boot to Business program.
TGI Fridays Gets Into the Food Truck Game
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TGI Fridays Gets Into the Food Truck Game

It's not unheard of for food trucks to move to brick-and-mortar locations. Chains becoming food trucks, however, is a more unique proposition.
Franchise Players: I'm Both a Franchisee and Franchisor
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Franchise Players: I'm Both a Franchisee and Franchisor

A look at how Mike Lohman spearheaded an effort for Go Mini's dealers to purchase the company.
Longtime Owner Sells TGI Fridays for $800 Million
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Longtime Owner Sells TGI Fridays for $800 Million

After nearly four decades of ownership, Carlson sold the restaurant chain to two private-equity firms.
What the Devastating Coffee Fungus Means for U.S. Coffee Shops
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What the Devastating Coffee Fungus Means for U.S. Coffee Shops

Coffee production is estimated to fall 15 to 40 percent in the coming years. Here's how your favorite coffee shops are preparing.
Franchise Player: From Cyclist to House-Flipper to Franchisee
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Franchise Player: From Cyclist to House-Flipper to Franchisee

This franchisee worked as a professional cyclist, a cooking show host, a house-flipper and more before finding franchising.
McDonald's Introduces Its Creepiest Mascot Ever
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McDonald's Introduces Its Creepiest Mascot Ever

The burger chain's new mascot: a Happy Meal with a terrifyingly toothy grin.
With Burger King's Slogan Swap, You Can't 'Have It Your Way' Anymore
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With Burger King's Slogan Swap, You Can't 'Have It Your Way' Anymore

Burger King is ditching its 40-year-old slogan in favor of the updated 'Be Your Way.'
Would You Sip on Drinkable Sunscreen?
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Would You Sip on Drinkable Sunscreen?

Gross as it may sounds, a cosmetics company claims to have created a drinkable sunscreen that can block the sun.
Franchise Players: Working as a Franchisee That's Anything But Local
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Franchise Players: Working as a Franchisee That's Anything But Local

When Unishippers debuted a new national model, Brian Lendin was eager to be one of the company's guinea pigs.
How to Get on 'Shark Tank' and Win
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How to Get on 'Shark Tank' and Win

Rugged Events snagged a cool $1.75 million investment from Mark Cuban. Here are co-founder Rob Dickens' top tips for other hopeful entrepreneurs.
Franchise Players: Balancing Lives as a National Guard Pilot and a Pet Store Franchisee
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Franchise Players: Balancing Lives as a National Guard Pilot and a Pet Store Franchisee

Dave O'Brien is a busy man, serving in the military while running three Pet Supplies Plus locations.
How Dell's Entrepreneur-In-Residence Wants to Empower a Billion Women
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How Dell's Entrepreneur-In-Residence Wants to Empower a Billion Women

Ingrid Vanderveldt had a dream to empower 1 billion women by 2020. Dell helped her take that goal to a global level.
Franchise Players: A Father-Son Duo on Speeding Up Growth Through Franchising
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Franchise Players: A Father-Son Duo on Speeding Up Growth Through Franchising

William and Bart Caldwell were able to grow their business fast, thanks to the backing of the right franchisor.
Target's CMO Admits Culture Problems, Tells Employees 'Truth Will Set You Free'
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Target's CMO Admits Culture Problems, Tells Employees 'Truth Will Set You Free'

Target CMO Jeff Jones wrote a blog post on why companies should embrace criticism instead of switching to damage control.
Pizza Hut's Biggest Franchisee Says Company Needs to Up Its Digital Game
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Pizza Hut's Biggest Franchisee Says Company Needs to Up Its Digital Game

NPC International's net income dropped 77 percent in the first quarter. And it blames Pizza Hut's lack of digital innovation.
$1.7 Million a Month: How Meridith Baer Built a Crazy Successful Home-Staging Business
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$1.7 Million a Month: How Meridith Baer Built a Crazy Successful Home-Staging Business

The star of HGTV's 'Staged to Perfection' spent 18 years working as a screenwriter, but her career path was completely unscripted.
Franchise Players: After Opening 130 Dunkin' Donuts, They Added on Wings
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Franchise Players: After Opening 130 Dunkin' Donuts, They Added on Wings

Even with 130 Dunkin' Donuts and six Wingstops, these wing kings aren't done yet.
What Coke Is Brewing by Increasing Its Stake in Keurig
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What Coke Is Brewing by Increasing Its Stake in Keurig

Coca-Cola has upped its stake in the coffee maker company to 16 percent from 10 percent.
The 4 Biggest Productivity Killers in Your Office
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The 4 Biggest Productivity Killers in Your Office

A look at where you're most likely to be wasting time, plus solutions to boost your productivity.
Cinnaholic Says Cinnamon Buns Are the Next Cupcakes, And 'Shark Tank' Agrees
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Cinnaholic Says Cinnamon Buns Are the Next Cupcakes, And 'Shark Tank' Agrees

The founders of Cinnaholic want to make their customizable cinnamon rolls a national brand. Here's how they snagged $200,000 on 'Shank Tank.'
Franchisees: How Well Do You Know Your State's Tax Code?
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Franchisees: How Well Do You Know Your State's Tax Code?

If take-and-back pizza franchisees don't know their state's sales tax and food stamps laws, they can lose big.
Franchise Players: How This Franchisee Runs 200 Oil Change Shops
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Franchise Players: How This Franchisee Runs 200 Oil Change Shops

Don Smith owns Valvoline franchises from coast to coast, with locations in 12 states with more than 1,000 employees.
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