Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer. Covers franchise-related trends and topics.

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

A Nonprofit Director Raises Funds With a Blimpie Franchise
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A Nonprofit Director Raises Funds With a Blimpie Franchise

When Bobby Calvillo realized the Affordable Home of South Texas didn't have the funds to build the homes low-income families needed, he took matters into his own hands.
The High-Energy Life of a Smoothie Franchisee
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The High-Energy Life of a Smoothie Franchisee

Jason Mann was drawn to Planet Smoothie by the enthusiastic employees, tasty smoothies and an overflowing trashcan of straw wrappers. Here's why.
Chicken-and-Biscuits Chain Bojangles Taps Banks for IPO
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Chicken-and-Biscuits Chain Bojangles Taps Banks for IPO

The southern restaurant chain is aiming to go public while chicken and restaurant IPOs are hot.
'All About That Bass' Meets Star Wars in the Nerdiest Mashup Yet
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'All About That Bass' Meets Star Wars in the Nerdiest Mashup Yet

The Meghan Trainor pro-booty anthem has gone to the dark side, with a new music video that's 'all about that base - no rebels.'
Leaving Corporate America for Franchising After 30 Years
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Leaving Corporate America for Franchising After 30 Years

Paul Deal didn't know what to expect when he opened a one-man business as a Floor Coverings International franchisee. Here's what he's learned.
The Real Reason Starbucks Isn't Letting Employees Wear Engagement Rings
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The Real Reason Starbucks Isn't Letting Employees Wear Engagement Rings

Sorry, baristas - there's a reason your boss is asking you to leave the ring at home.
Restaurants Aside, Employment in the Franchise Industry Slumps in October (Infographic)
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Restaurants Aside, Employment in the Franchise Industry Slumps in October (Infographic)

Job growth in the franchise industry slowed down in the second half of 2014, compared to a strong growth March through June.
How These Three Stay-at-Home Moms Teamed Up to Buy a Franchise
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How These Three Stay-at-Home Moms Teamed Up to Buy a Franchise

Jianna King, Jaysie McLinn and Jodi Gallen opened their own franchise - all while staying home with their kids.
Burger King Posts Strong U.S. Sales Growth as McDonald's Flounders
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Burger King Posts Strong U.S. Sales Growth as McDonald's Flounders

The Whopper maker is looking to new frontiers, introducing mobile payments and making a push into India.
This Couple Discovered Franchising as a Way to Give Back Locally and Globally
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This Couple Discovered Franchising as a Way to Give Back Locally and Globally

Phil and Sheila Harris saw Dream Dinners as an outlet for their philanthropic work.
This Major Hotel Chain Now Lets You Access Your Room by Smartphone
Mobile Technology

This Major Hotel Chain Now Lets You Access Your Room by Smartphone

Starwood just became the first hotel chain to allow guests to use their smartphones as keys to their hotel rooms.
How I Run a Restaurant Franchise With Virtually Zero Turnover
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How I Run a Restaurant Franchise With Virtually Zero Turnover

In five years, James Kolzow has managed to build a Pancheros Mexican Grill that makes over $1 million in revenue a year and has a turnover rate of close to zero.
What Richard Branson, Larry Page, Elon Musk and Other Mega-Successful CEOs Are Reading
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What Richard Branson, Larry Page, Elon Musk and Other Mega-Successful CEOs Are Reading

Find out which famous entrepreneur is obsessed with J.D. Salinger, and who can't get enough of Plato.
How This Independent Thinker Realized Franchising Was the Right Fit for Her
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How This Independent Thinker Realized Franchising Was the Right Fit for Her

Pat Lakatta worried that franchising would compromise her freedom and flexibility. Today, she has realized that couldn't be further from the truth.
The International Franchise Board Tries to Dig Up Details on Labor Board's 'Joint Employer' Decision
Franchise

The International Franchise Board Tries to Dig Up Details on Labor Board's 'Joint Employer' Decision

The IFA plans to file a request with the National Labor Relations Board to disclose the reasoning behind deeming franchisors 'joint employers.'