Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer

Kate Taylor is a staff writer for Entrepreneur.com.

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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.
Franchise Players: The Life of a Franchisee Is No Cakewalk
Franchises

Franchise Players: The Life of a Franchisee Is No Cakewalk

Ed Manns has been in the restaurant business since age 16. Now a Golden Corral franchisee, he knows the industry -- and all its demands -- inside and out.
Taco Bell and KFC's Parent Company Sees a Future in Vietnamese Sandwiches
Franchises

Taco Bell and KFC's Parent Company Sees a Future in Vietnamese Sandwiches

Yum Brands is testing a new 'banh mi' concept in Dallas, attempting to capitalize on the growing fast-casual market.
Franchise Players: Mother-Daughter Duo Teams Up as Mover Marketing Franchisees
Franchises

Franchise Players: Mother-Daughter Duo Teams Up as Mover Marketing Franchisees

This mother-daughter duo found a new family in franchising, all while proving that age is nothing but a number.
Seattle Says Franchises Aren't Small Businesses, Forces Them on $15 Wage Fast Track
Franchises

Seattle Says Franchises Aren't Small Businesses, Forces Them on $15 Wage Fast Track

The International Franchise Association is filing a lawsuit opposing Seattle's plan, which forces franchises to adopt a $15 minimum wage in three years.
Franchise Players: From Blimpie Employee to Franchise Owner
Franchises

Franchise Players: From Blimpie Employee to Franchise Owner

Jitin Choudhury went from working at Blimpie at age 16 with his mother to owning his own franchise.
The One City in America Where You Can Get Domino's 'Breakfast Pizza'
Franchises

The One City in America Where You Can Get Domino's 'Breakfast Pizza'

Today, Domino's debuted breakfast pizza in Australia. However, at least one U.S. franchisee has been selling breakfast slices for years.
13 Signs of a Disengaged Employee (Infographic)
Leadership

13 Signs of a Disengaged Employee (Infographic)

Can you pick out which employees have no intention of helping your company grow? Use this guide to help.
Franchise Players: A Franchisee Finds a Sweet Spot in High School Fundraisers
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Franchisee Finds a Sweet Spot in High School Fundraisers

When his parent company went under, James Thomson refused to quit the sports fundraising industry, becoming an NFP Sports franchisee.
Why Are Franchises Trying So Hard to Be Hip?
Franchises

Why Are Franchises Trying So Hard to Be Hip?

7-Eleven has mason jars, TGI Fridays has food trucks and Taco Bell has too many ironic products to name. Here's what's fueling the hipster takeover.
Franchise Players: This Man Signed His Franchise Agreement While Serving in Baghdad
Franchises

Franchise Players: This Man Signed His Franchise Agreement While Serving in Baghdad

Chris Gately's first steps to become a Workout Anytime franchisee began while he was serving in the military.
Are You Trying Too Hard on Social Media? This Website Will Let You Know.
Social Media

Are You Trying Too Hard on Social Media? This Website Will Let You Know.

This algorithm will help determine if you are annoying your followers and friends online or they want to see more of you.
McDonald's to Refranchise 1,500 Restaurants
Franchises

McDonald's to Refranchise 1,500 Restaurants

The burger chain is making a big refranchising push in the next two years, primarily outside the U.S.
Franchise Players: The Challenges of Finding Funding
Franchises

Franchise Players: The Challenges of Finding Funding

For National Guard veteran Steve Grimes, the most surprising challenge in opening his franchise was finding funding.
Small-Business Owners Are Getting More Optimistic. Are You? (Infographic)
The 'Treps

Small-Business Owners Are Getting More Optimistic. Are You? (Infographic)

Things are looking up for small-business owners – or so they think. Here's why.
Fast-Food Breakfast Buzz Boosts Egg Whites' Prices
Franchises

Fast-Food Breakfast Buzz Boosts Egg Whites' Prices

The growing breakfast market and competition for health-conscious customers combine to create an explosion in demand for egg whites.
Franchise Players: A Bronze Star Recipient Recovers From Brain Trauma, Becomes a Franchisee
Franchises

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.
Grow Your Business

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
Franchises

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
Franchises

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
Franchises

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
Franchises

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.
Business News

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
Franchises

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
Franchises

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
Franchises

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
Franchises

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
Franchises

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.
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