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. 

6 Rappers Who Are Also Franchisees
Franchises

6 Rappers Who Are Also Franchisees

As Wiz Khalifa allegedly eyes a Nando's chicken franchise, here are six other rappers who can help guide him on his foray into franchising.
Why I Moved to Vegas to Open the First Checkers Franchise in Nevada
Franchise Players

Why I Moved to Vegas to Open the First Checkers Franchise in Nevada

When David Meldrum came out of retirement to become a Checkers franchisee, he did so in an uncharted territory for the brand: Las Vegas.
Why Now Is the Time to Enter the Senior Home Care Industry
Franchise Players

Why Now Is the Time to Enter the Senior Home Care Industry

Jeff Emmer predicted a huge industry shift coming in the senior care industry. So, he decided to become a ComForcare franchisee himself.
Bringing Renovation Skills and Feng Shui to the Window Covering Business
Franchise Players

Bringing Renovation Skills and Feng Shui to the Window Covering Business

John and Elspeth Newlands developed many of the skills that would be essential to their future franchise well before they became Budget Blinds franchisees.
The Highs and Lows of Taking Over an Existing Franchise Location
Franchise Players

The Highs and Lows of Taking Over an Existing Franchise Location

When Sophia Wasu entered the franchising business, she decided to take over an existing Sylvan Learning Center.
Girl Scouts Get Trendy With Gluten-Free, Greek Yogurt Cookies
Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts Get Trendy With Gluten-Free, Greek Yogurt Cookies

After nearly 100 years in the cookie business, the Girl Scouts are still updating their offerings to fit market trends.
Entrepreneur's Top 10 Videos of 2014
Video

Entrepreneur's Top 10 Videos of 2014

From gaining customers to developing leadership skills, here's what Entrepreneur readers were watching this year.
Becoming a Franchisee Allowed Me to Pursue My Bachelor's Degree
Franchise Players

Becoming a Franchisee Allowed Me to Pursue My Bachelor's Degree

Daniela Stanoycheva is planning on attending Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall, thanks to a scholarship from JAN-PRO.
Twitter Is Selling Ad Space in Your Following List
Twitter

Twitter Is Selling Ad Space in Your Following List

Don't worry, you didn't accidentally follow MasterCard. They just paid Twitter to be featured on your Following list.
McDonald's Is Testing a New Healthy, High-Quality Food Concept – Just Not in the U.S.
McDonalds

McDonald's Is Testing a New Healthy, High-Quality Food Concept – Just Not in the U.S.

A revamped McCafe in Australia has opened as 'The Corner,' selling not burgers and fries, but brown rice and lentils.
Pairing Donut and Craft Beer Franchise Concepts
Franchise Players

Pairing Donut and Craft Beer Franchise Concepts

Vik Patel discovered that together, Dunkin' Donuts and The Brass bring the perfect balance to his franchise portfolio.
Shake Shack Files for IPO
IPO

Shake Shack Files for IPO

'The bigger we get, the smaller we need to act,' the burger chain declared in its filing.
Forget Cat Cafes, It's Time for a Coffee Joint for Dogs
Dogs

Forget Cat Cafes, It's Time for a Coffee Joint for Dogs

A new Indiegogo campaign is attempting to open America's first dog café in Los Angeles.
Hotels Fight for the Right to Block Guests' Wi-Fi
Hotels

Hotels Fight for the Right to Block Guests' Wi-Fi

As Marriott and Hilton seek FCC approval to block guests' from using personal Wi-Fi hotspots, Google and Microsoft have come out against the practice.
Why This Ex-Franchisor Decided to Become a Franchisee
Franchise Players

Why This Ex-Franchisor Decided to Become a Franchisee

After founding a fast casual chicken concept, Stuart Ottinger decided to become a franchisee for a different restaurant chain. Here's why.