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. 

Warren Buffett Sings Sinatra to an Audience of 400 Powerful Women
Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett Sings Sinatra to an Audience of 400 Powerful Women

The billionaire investor can now add 'Sinatra impersonator' to his list of credentials.
The 10 Biggest Motivation Killers and How to Fix Them (Infographic)
Motivation

The 10 Biggest Motivation Killers and How to Fix Them (Infographic)

Here's what's slowing your team down at work.
Franchise Players: I Went From Franchisor to Retiree to Franchisee
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: I Went From Franchisor to Retiree to Franchisee

When Kurt Kittleson came out of retirement, it was to become the franchisee of a brand he knew very well: the company he founded decades earlier.
Franchise Players: How This Seasoned Franchisee Revived 3 Struggling Baskin-Robbins Locations
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: How This Seasoned Franchisee Revived 3 Struggling Baskin-Robbins Locations

Just one year after Binoy Kothari bought three underperforming Baskin-Robbins, he was able to turn a profit. Now, he's buying more.
Franchise Players: Playing to My Strengths as a Franchisee, Not a Salesman
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Playing to My Strengths as a Franchisee, Not a Salesman

Ken Chaffee knew he could be a great OpenWorks franchisee, because the position allowed him to manage employees, not make sales.
Franchise Players: How I Opened 20 Jersey Mike's Subs in Three Years
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: How I Opened 20 Jersey Mike's Subs in Three Years

This former Domino's Pizza driver plans to open 10 Jersey Mike's locations this year alone. Here's how he does it.
This Man's 3-Year Plan: To Meet Up With Each of His 1,000-Plus Facebook Friends
Social Media

This Man's 3-Year Plan: To Meet Up With Each of His 1,000-Plus Facebook Friends

In a project that will take years to complete, Matthew Kulesza is going offline and meeting up with each of his Facebook friends for one-on-one coffee.
Pepsi Files Patent to Put Pop Rocks in Granola Bars
Patents

Pepsi Files Patent to Put Pop Rocks in Granola Bars

In yet another food mashup, PepsiCo is hoping to make granola pop with the addition of "carbonated candy" like Pop Rocks.
Franchise Players: A Former JAG Officer on Finding the Right Fit
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: A Former JAG Officer on Finding the Right Fit

Lorna Ross knew she wanted to run her own business. With the help of a franchise consultant, she was able to become a ShelfGenie franchisee with confidence.
California Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Expand Franchisee Rights
Legal Center

California Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Expand Franchisee Rights

Franchisors and franchisees are divided over the veto of a California bill that would make it more difficult to terminate franchise agreements.
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How These Parents Went From Sleepless Nights to Pitching a Million-Dollar Business on 'Shark Tank'
Shark Tank

How These Parents Went From Sleepless Nights to Pitching a Million-Dollar Business on 'Shark Tank'

The founders of Sleeping Baby invented the Zipadee-Zip out of necessity. But their 'Shark Tank' pitch was the result of more than two years of hard work.
Franchise Players: A Franchising Power Couple on Making Tough Decisions
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: A Franchising Power Couple on Making Tough Decisions

This husband-wife duo doesn't believe there is such thing as working too hard, as co-franchisees of two BrightStar Care franchises.
Einstein Bros. Parent Sold for $364.5 Million in Bagel Buyout
Acquisitions

Einstein Bros. Parent Sold for $364.5 Million in Bagel Buyout

JAB Holding is taking the bagel company Einstein Noah private for the price of $20.25 per share.
Franchise Players: From Translator to Franchisee at a Tax Franchise
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: From Translator to Franchisee at a Tax Franchise

Dulce Cuevas has worked nearly every position possible at Liberty Tax: translator, bilingual tax preparer, tax school instructor, manager and finally multi-unit franchisee.
There's Now a Crowdfunding Campaign for a Permanent Cat Café in NYC
Crowdfunding

There's Now a Crowdfunding Campaign for a Permanent Cat Café in NYC

Good news for cat lovers: a cat sanctuary and tea house is trying to open in NYC, if it can raise $65,000 in startup funds.