Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer. Covers franchise-related trends and topics.

Kate Taylor is a staff writer covering franchises for Entrepreneur.com. Related areas of interest include chain restaurants, franchisee profiles and food trends. Get in touch with tips and feedback via email at ktaylor@entrepreneur.com or on Twitter at @Kate_H_Taylor. 

Why Your Business Shouldn't Be Your Retirement Plan
Retirement

Why Your Business Shouldn't Be Your Retirement Plan

If you don't have a 401(k) because you are banking on your business to fund your retirement, tax expert Mark Kohler says it's time to reevaluate your retirement plan.
How My Franchise Went From a Side Gig to a Fulltime Career When I Lost My Job
Franchise Players

How My Franchise Went From a Side Gig to a Fulltime Career When I Lost My Job

Earl Wise opened a Famous Sams Hair Salon as a way to make extra income, but it became much more than that when he lost his job as an auto industry executive.
Richard Branson's Biggest Mistake: Inventing the iPod… as a Prank
Richard Branson

Richard Branson's Biggest Mistake: Inventing the iPod… as a Prank

The entrepreneur ultimately only pranked himself when he failed to follow through on his fictional 'Music Box' concept.
How I Proved That Age Is Nothing But a Number as a Franchisee
Franchise Players

How I Proved That Age Is Nothing But a Number as a Franchisee

Critics told UT Patel that he was too young to open his own franchise at age 30. So, he made it his mission to prove them wrong.
What Venture Capitalists Want to See in Your Business (VIDEO)
Venture Capital

What Venture Capitalists Want to See in Your Business (VIDEO)

A recent insider panel offered clues on what VCs are looking for and stressed the importance of being being backed by a good team. Catch the full video here.
Why This Foster Parent of Five Toddlers Left a Career in Education for Franchising
Franchise Players

Why This Foster Parent of Five Toddlers Left a Career in Education for Franchising

Two years ago, Ted Jastemski left his job as a dean for the Art Institute of Tampa to become a Chem-Dry franchisee. Here's why.
The Basic Tax Deductions Most Small Businesses Forget
Taxes

The Basic Tax Deductions Most Small Businesses Forget

Tax expert Mark Kohler says small business owners should have taxes on their mind year-round so they don't miss any potential deductions.
Ditching a Desk Job for a Career as a Fitness Franchisee
Franchise Players

Ditching a Desk Job for a Career as a Fitness Franchisee

Wanting to be his own boss, Tim Marshall left his job as an electrical engineer to become a GYMGUYZ franchisee.
For Millennial-Hungry Businesses, Food Festivals Aren't Fluff
Millennials

For Millennial-Hungry Businesses, Food Festivals Aren't Fluff

Here's how to use festivals as a tool to turn millennials into customers for life.
Finding a Franchise Where a Banker and a Decorator Can Work Together
Franchise Players

Finding a Franchise Where a Banker and a Decorator Can Work Together

Mike and Janine Callahan didn't realize how their skills could complement each other as business owners until they opened a Showhomes location.
Carl's Jr. Tests Pepperoni Pizza Fries, Which Are Exactly What They Sound Like
Fast Food

Carl's Jr. Tests Pepperoni Pizza Fries, Which Are Exactly What They Sound Like

Fries + cheese + pepperoni = profit?
McDonald's Brings Back Bigger, More Expensive Burger
McDonalds

McDonald's Brings Back Bigger, More Expensive Burger

As the fast-food chain dabbles in premium ingredients, it is adding sirloin burgers to the menu for a limited time.
The Need to Understand Why You Do Something, Instead of Just How You Do It
Franchise Players

The Need to Understand Why You Do Something, Instead of Just How You Do It

As a Sylvan Learning Center franchisee, Tony Brogan has learned how to guide an business dedicated to spreading knowledge.
Fast-Food Chain to Pay for the Wedding of Mr. Burger and Ms. King
Burger King

Fast-Food Chain to Pay for the Wedding of Mr. Burger and Ms. King

It only seems right that Burger King foot the bill for the wedding of Joel Burger and Ashley King after their engagement announcement went viral.