Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

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Kate Taylor is a staff writer for Entrepreneur.com.

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Will Franchising Ever Be as Sexy as Tech? Subway Thinks So.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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?
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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.
Franchise Players: How This Mom Joined an Industry Dominated by Men
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Franchise Players: How This Mom Joined an Industry Dominated by Men

Being one of the few women in the house-painting business hasn't scared off this ProTect Painters franchisee.
Canadian Pizzeria Generates Buzz With $450 Pie
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Canadian Pizzeria Generates Buzz With $450 Pie

One way to catch customers' attention: break the record for the world's most expensive pizza.
The One Menu Item Most Affected by Chipotle's Price Hike
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The One Menu Item Most Affected by Chipotle's Price Hike

Chipotle announced earlier this month that it would be raising prices, but one item on the menu is bound to see a greater increase than the rest.
Franchise Players: Finding a Niche in a Crowded Market
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Franchise Players: Finding a Niche in a Crowded Market

When this Homewatch CareGivers franchisee entered a crowded local market, he focused on the niche instead of the common.
Europe Doesn't Want American Apples. Here's Why It Doesn't Matter.
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Europe Doesn't Want American Apples. Here's Why It Doesn't Matter.

The impact of an ostensible ban on U.S.-grown apples is mostly a blow to the ego, though the broader food industry should pay attention.
Hello, 'Waffogato': Has the Cronut-Creator Gone Too Far for PR?
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Hello, 'Waffogato': Has the Cronut-Creator Gone Too Far for PR?

Pastry chef Dominique Ansel may have turned out one too many buzz-friendly mashups to be taken seriously.
Franchise Players: What 27 Years in the Franchise Industry Taught Me About Becoming a Franchisee
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Franchise Players: What 27 Years in the Franchise Industry Taught Me About Becoming a Franchisee

Arnie Williams worked in the franchise industry on the corporate level for 27 years before investing in his own franchise.
Burger King Bets 'Subservient Chicken' Ad Campaign Will Go Viral Again
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Burger King Bets 'Subservient Chicken' Ad Campaign Will Go Viral Again

Burger King is bringing back a bizarre campaign from 2004 in the hopes of striking ad gold twice.
Franchise Players: Franchising as the Perfect Side-Gig
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Franchise Players: Franchising as the Perfect Side-Gig

After 12 years in banking and finance, Stephanie Hopkins decided she wanted to open her own business – without quitting her job.
Starbucks Expands Into Soft Drinks as SodaStream Rumors Bubble Up
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Starbucks Expands Into Soft Drinks as SodaStream Rumors Bubble Up

The coffee giant is pushing into the handcrafted sodas market and could be looking to take a stake in one of the biggest names in the game.
How a Smaller Franchise Partnered With a Billion-Dollar Brand on the Flamin' Hot Cheetos Burrito
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How a Smaller Franchise Partnered With a Billion-Dollar Brand on the Flamin' Hot Cheetos Burrito

Taco John's is hardly as big as Taco Bell, but it landed a big-name partner in burrito making.
Franchise Players: Turning to Franchising For Meaning, Not Validation
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Franchise Players: Turning to Franchising For Meaning, Not Validation

Dan Roda became a Nurse Next Door franchisee after working in sales for 31 years in an effort to find a job that was fully meaningful.
Midlife Crisis? Ronald McDonald Gets a Makeover, Joins Twitter
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Midlife Crisis? Ronald McDonald Gets a Makeover, Joins Twitter

On the heels of a disappointing earnings report, McDonald's announced its mascot is getting a new look and joining social media.
Franchise Players: This Former Stay-at-Home Mom Takes on Home Inspection Franchising
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Franchise Players: This Former Stay-at-Home Mom Takes on Home Inspection Franchising

After nine years as a stay-at-home mom, Andrea Sammreich reentered the working world as a Pillar to Post Home Inspections franchisee.
Why China Is Just as Important as Breakfast in the Fast-Food Wars
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Why China Is Just as Important as Breakfast in the Fast-Food Wars

While breakfast has been making headlines, there are other high-stakes areas where U.S. fast-food giants should be focused.
Franchise Players: A 19-Year-Old-Theater School Franchisee on Discipline
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Franchise Players: A 19-Year-Old-Theater School Franchisee on Discipline

This Scottish Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchisee used franchising to get into business young while learning from an organization's experience.
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