Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer

Kate Taylor is a staff writer for Entrepreneur.com.

30 Recent Stories

Sticky Fingers: Man Claims IHOP Stole His 'Pancake Pile' App
Franchises

Sticky Fingers: Man Claims IHOP Stole His 'Pancake Pile' App

An app creator is reportedly suing IHOP's parent company for copying his 'Pancake Pile' app.
Why I Franchised: A Fitness Business That Looks Out for the Over-50 Crowd
Franchises

Why I Franchised: A Fitness Business That Looks Out for the Over-50 Crowd

These franchisors took it upon themselves to provide somewhere for older gym-goers to get fit, founding Welcyon, Fitness After 50.
Franchise Players: How Electronic Retail Became a Family Business for This Boomer
Franchises

Franchise Players: How Electronic Retail Became a Family Business for This Boomer

After working in electronics retail stores for years, Scott Meyers decided it was time to start his own family business.
Mega Brands Collide: Soon, You Can Order 'Oprah Chai Tea' at Starbucks
Marketing

Mega Brands Collide: Soon, You Can Order 'Oprah Chai Tea' at Starbucks

In Oprah's first ever alignment with another brand, Oprah Chai will play a key role in Starbucks' budding tea business.
Franchise Players: These Baby Boomers Got Into Franchising for Their Kids
Franchises

Franchise Players: These Baby Boomers Got Into Franchising for Their Kids

When Brian and Karen Bourlier bought a Buffalo Wings & Rings franchise, they did it for their sons – not for themselves.
Restaurant Job Growth Plunges in February (Infographic)
Franchises

Restaurant Job Growth Plunges in February (Infographic)

In February, franchised restaurants added only 1,390 new jobs, a sharp drop from recent months.
Cosi's Top Franchisee Is Now Its CEO
Franchises

Cosi's Top Franchisee Is Now Its CEO

The struggling sandwich chain named its largest franchisee its new CEO, marking its fourth leadership switch in three years.
Franchise Players: There's No One Path to Becoming a Franchisee
Franchises

Franchise Players: There's No One Path to Becoming a Franchisee

Prior to becoming an auto care franchisee, Nick Carpinello worked as a CPA, an equity investor and a controller of a software development company. Here's what he's learned.
McDonald's 'Sustainable Beef' Finally Has a Definition... Sort Of.
Franchises

McDonald's 'Sustainable Beef' Finally Has a Definition... Sort Of.

What does 'sustainable beef' actually mean? Here's what we know so far.
Burger King to Let You Pay for Your Whopper by Smartphone
Franchises

Burger King to Let You Pay for Your Whopper by Smartphone

Taking a page from Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts, Burger King will reportedly introduce a mobile payment option in all U.S. locations.
Franchise Players: Don't Jump at the First Franchise You Like
Franchises

Franchise Players: Don't Jump at the First Franchise You Like

Daniel Schrodt worked as a consultant on forestry and gardening for 20 years before jumping into the world of franchising.
BrusselKale: The Trendiest Superfood of All?
Lifestyle

BrusselKale: The Trendiest Superfood of All?

Two trendy vegetables have united to create a hip hybrid that may be the next big thing in food.
Franchise Players: Burger Franchisee on How Not to Get Fried
Franchises

Franchise Players: Burger Franchisee on How Not to Get Fried

A baby boomer with decades of experience in the franchise industry explains what franchisees should look for in a brand.
PayPal Revises Policies to Become More Crowdfunding Friendly
Money

PayPal Revises Policies to Become More Crowdfunding Friendly

PayPal and the crowdfunding community have clashed in the past, but the payments company is turning over a new leaf.
Apple Adds New 'Selfies' Section to App Store
Social Media

Apple Adds New 'Selfies' Section to App Store

Apples has gotten caught up in the selfie hype, launching a new section in the App Store called 'Sharing Selfies.'
Take-and-Bake Pizza Chain Papa Murphy's Files for $70 Million IPO
Franchises

Take-and-Bake Pizza Chain Papa Murphy's Files for $70 Million IPO

Hungry for investors, the franchisee-friendly pizza chain is getting ready for its public debut.
Franchise Players: This Franchisee Caught the Business Bug in High School
Franchises

Franchise Players: This Franchisee Caught the Business Bug in High School

Molly Martin has known since sophomore year of high school that she wanted to be an entrepreneur. Here's how made it happen as a Wireless Zone franchisee.
Pasta Maker Barilla Opens First Restaurant, Aims to Be 'Italian Version of Chipotle'
Business News

Pasta Maker Barilla Opens First Restaurant, Aims to Be 'Italian Version of Chipotle'

It's not often that a packaged food brand opens a restaurant, but that's exactly what the 138-year-old Barilla company is doing.
Franchise Players: A Young Franchisee Brings Family's Lessons to Forever Yogurt
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Young Franchisee Brings Family's Lessons to Forever Yogurt

Mit Patel draws inspiration from his family as he ventures out as his own franchisee.
12 World Records You Can Break During Your Lunch Break (Infographic)
Grow Your Business

12 World Records You Can Break During Your Lunch Break (Infographic)

Are you the fastest jelly doughnut eater in your office? You might be up for a bigger award than employee of the month.
Tesla's Direct-Sales Model Banned in New Jersey
Franchises

Tesla's Direct-Sales Model Banned in New Jersey

In a victory for auto franchises, Tesla Motors has lost its right to sell vehicles in New Jersey.
Frank Ocean Tells Chipotle to 'F--k Off' After Chain Sues the Singer
Franchises

Frank Ocean Tells Chipotle to 'F--k Off' After Chain Sues the Singer

Of all the people and companies that Frank Ocean could attack, the usually PR-friendly Chipotle would not have been our first bet.
Franchise Players: A Pet Care Franchisee Changed Her Life at 21
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Pet Care Franchisee Changed Her Life at 21

As a 21-year-old business novice, Lauren Morenz found meaning in her job as a Fetch! Pet Care franchisee.
Chiquita and Fyffes Merge to Create World's Largest Banana Company
Business News

Chiquita and Fyffes Merge to Create World's Largest Banana Company

Two historic brands merge to create ChiquitaFyffes, a company expected to sell 160 million boxes of bananas annually.
Why Your Ecommerce Site Is Losing Money (Infographic)
Marketing

Why Your Ecommerce Site Is Losing Money (Infographic)

More than 67 percent of online shopping carts are abandoned before purchases are made. Here's how to fix the problem on your website.
A New Kind of Trailer Park: Entrepreneurs Create Community for Mobile Businesses
The 'Treps

A New Kind of Trailer Park: Entrepreneurs Create Community for Mobile Businesses

Food trucks and mobile businesses find their homes in parks and malls.
Franchise Players: A Franchisee Explores the Developing Field of Vapor Stores
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Franchisee Explores the Developing Field of Vapor Stores

As a tobacco outlet owner, Nathan Renschler saw the industry moving towards e-cigarettes, or vaping, and followed the growing trend.
Millennials Spend 18 Hours a Day Consuming Media -- And It's Mostly Content Created By Peers
Social Media

Millennials Spend 18 Hours a Day Consuming Media -- And It's Mostly Content Created By Peers

A new survey shows adults 18 to 35 are more plugged in than ever. Here's what brands need to know.
Franchise Players: One Logistics Franchisee's 11 Keys to Franchising
Franchises

Franchise Players: One Logistics Franchisee's 11 Keys to Franchising

Do something you love, find a balance and more advice from one BlueGrace Logistics franchisee.
Sbarro, a Food-Court Staple, May File for Bankruptcy as Early as Next Week
Franchises

Sbarro, a Food-Court Staple, May File for Bankruptcy as Early as Next Week

If 2014 is the year fast-food pizza dies, Sbarro may be the first victim. According to reports, the chain is preparing to file for bankruptcy.
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