Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer

Kate Taylor is a staff writer for Entrepreneur.com.

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Would You Sip on Drinkable Sunscreen?
Marketing

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
Franchises

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
Marketing

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
Franchises

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
The 'Treps

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
Franchises

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'
Business News

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
Franchises

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
The 'Treps

$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
Franchises

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
Business News

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
Grow Your Business

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
Franchises

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?
Franchises

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
Franchises

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.
Why 'Burgers for Breakfast' Is Actually a Win for Burger King
Franchises

Why 'Burgers for Breakfast' Is Actually a Win for Burger King

Burger King is making burgers and fries available during breakfast hours at 5,000 restaurants in the US.
Will Franchising Ever Be as Sexy as Tech? Subway Thinks So.
Franchises

Will Franchising Ever Be as Sexy as Tech? Subway Thinks So.

More and more millennials want to be entrepreneurs, but few describe franchising as their dream business. Here's how Subway is trying to change that.
McDonald's May Be Getting Into Seasoned Fries
Franchises

McDonald's May Be Getting Into Seasoned Fries

McDonald's is mixing up its classic fries, testing shake-in seasoning packets.
Subway's Grand Plan to Take Over America
Franchises

Subway's Grand Plan to Take Over America

Subway's vision of America's future: hummus, thinner slices of meat and 8,000 new U.S. shops.
Franchise Players: An Eco-Friendly Franchisee on Giving Back to His Community
Franchises

Franchise Players: An Eco-Friendly Franchisee on Giving Back to His Community

Over one year after Hurricane Sandy, this Junkluggers franchisee is still helping his community recover.
Grilled Cheese by Parachute May Not Fly With U.S. Regulators
Business News

Grilled Cheese by Parachute May Not Fly With U.S. Regulators

An Australian company wants to drop sandwiches from the sky in New York City, but the whole concept seems like pie in the sky.
Franchise Players: Playing the Long Game as a Cleaning and Restoration Franchisee
Franchises

Franchise Players: Playing the Long Game as a Cleaning and Restoration Franchisee

This franchisee went from carpet cleaner to a top Rainbow International franchisee over the course of 27 years.
Teen's Petition Convinces Coke to Remove Flame Retardant From Products
Business News

Teen's Petition Convinces Coke to Remove Flame Retardant From Products

Powerade lovers decided they were tired of sipping on a chemical banned in the EU. Now, Coke is listening.
Franchise Players: Why Vets and Franchising Go Hand in Hand
Franchises

Franchise Players: Why Vets and Franchising Go Hand in Hand

Hector Rodriguez tried to make on his own in the world of business. Then he realized as a franchisee he didn't have to work without support.
You Won't Guess Which Pizza Toppings Could Boost Sales the Most
Franchises

You Won't Guess Which Pizza Toppings Could Boost Sales the Most

Hello, lobster and prosciutto. A new report finds that bold flavor mashups can help pizzerias boost sales.
Franchise Players: With Endless Mosquitoes, This Franchisee's Work Is Never Done
Franchises

Franchise Players: With Endless Mosquitoes, This Franchisee's Work Is Never Done

In West Texas, mosquitoes are a constant curse. So, when Chad Armstrong opened a Mosquito Joe franchise, he knew he'd get plenty of business.
The Quickest Way to Make Customers Like Your Food: Raise Your Prices.
Franchises

The Quickest Way to Make Customers Like Your Food: Raise Your Prices.

A new study shows that when customers pay more, they perceive their food as tastier.
Franchise Players: This Franchisee Will Do Whatever it Takes to Provide for His Family
Franchises

Franchise Players: This Franchisee Will Do Whatever it Takes to Provide for His Family

Sergio Nunez made a living washing dishes, delivering milk, making hotel beds, working in construction and more before becoming a franchisee.
Ultimate in Laziness: New Ad Lets Hulu Users Instantly Order Pizza
Franchises

Ultimate in Laziness: New Ad Lets Hulu Users Instantly Order Pizza

Later this year, Hulu will serve up a Pizza Hut commercial that allows viewers to order pizza within the ad.
Could Hiring Snobby Salespeople Boost Your Sales?
Marketing

Could Hiring Snobby Salespeople Boost Your Sales?

new luxury shopping study suggests customers are more likely to make a purchase when dealing with a rude sales associate.
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