Entrepreneur: Latest from Kate Taylor http://www.entrepreneur.com The latest small business tips and advice from Entrepreneur.com. en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:30:00 GMT Franchise Players: From Making Minimum Wage to Running the Show When she was 16, Dulce Luevano was making $5.15 working at CiCi's Pizza. Now, she owns her own shop. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231541 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231541 Franchise Players: Why One Franchise Wasn't Enough Passion for her product drove Sanden Andrews to open up four Smoothie King shops. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235619 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235619 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. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231955 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231955 Franchise Players: How I Turned Military Lessons Into Business Success Andrew Wilson hasn't let the fact that he’s spent five of the last 10 years deployed slow him down as a franchisee. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231816 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231816 Franchise Players: How I Found Love at a Carpet Cleaning Convention For this franchisee, franchising allowed her to serve others – and find the love of her life. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232409 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232409 Dunkin' Donuts Debuts Dark-Roast Coffee for the First Time Ever As the coffee market heats up, Dunkin' Donuts is finally serving up dark-roast brew. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:41:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236976 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236976 In Sexual Harassment Case, California Rules Domino's Isn't Responsible for Misconduct The California Supreme Court ruled that Domino's could not be held liable as an employer in an employee's sexual harassment case. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:36:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236968 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236968 Why the Court's Ruling on FedEx Drivers Could Jeopardize the Franchise Model In the latest lawsuit that attempts to define the line between independent entrepreneur and employee, the court ruled that FedEx Ground drivers are employees, not independent contractors. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:35:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236950 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236950 Hello Kitty Bombshell: Kitty Is Not a Cat Talk about a pivot. Sanrio received a boatload of publicity yesterday with the revelation that Hello Kitty is not, in fact, a cat. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:57:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236931 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236931 Franchise Players: These Panera Bread Franchisees Now Have 34 Locations Two franchisees spill on how they managed to make this fast-casual staple catch on in New England. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236860 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236860 Can a Food Blogger Force Starbucks to Change Its Pumpkin Spice Latte? Vani Hari has already convinced Subway and Chick-fil-A to make big changes. Now, she's taking on Starbuck's favorite fall drink. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:06:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236896 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236896 Franchise Players: How Six-Time Ukrainian Ballroom Dance Champs Became Fred Astaire Dance Studio Franchisees Sasha and Olga Bylim came to the U.S. to teach ballroom dancing at Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Today, they are the franchisees of their own locations. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236862 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236862 In $11 Billion Deal, Burger King Scoops Up Tim Hortons and Heads to Canada It's official: Burger King is buying coffee and doughnuts chain Tim Hortons for approximately $11 billion, with financing help from Warren Buffet. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:05:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236836 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236836 Franchise Players: Former NFL Wide Receiver Buys a Sandwich Franchise After retiring from the NFL, Troy Williamson decided to open a Which Wich restaurant in Aiken, S.C., where he grew up. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236811 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236811 Burger King in Talks to Buy Tim Hortons, Move to Canada Burger King and Tim Hortons announced on Monday that they are discussion a merger, with Burger King corporate potentially moving to Canada. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:57:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236799 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236799 Cats Run the Show at the Most Adorable Pizza Hut in Japan Pizza Hut's latest Japanese commercial campaign stars incredibly cute cat employees at a fictional pizza joint. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:59:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236786 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236786 Are Minimum-Wage Activists Trying to Kill the Franchise Model in Seattle? The International Franchise Association claims Seattle's new minimum wage law discriminates against franchisees, and says it's all one labor union's fault. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236765 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236765 When Eating Out, Your Diet Goes Out the Window While the majority of people are watching their weight, a surprising number say they stop counting calories when dining out, a new study says. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:35:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236754 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236754 Franchise Players: Exploring Unique Markets as a Multi-Unit Franchisee With 21 franchise locations in seven states, John Russell understands that just because different locations are under the same brand doesn't mean they are identical. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:02:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236740 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236740 Franchise Players: How I Brought My Franchise to Puerto Rico After becoming an Anago franchisee in Florida, Gloria Columna became the franchise's sole master franchisee in Puerto Rico, where she grew up. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:56:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236712 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236712 How Planet Fitness Aims to Become the McDonald's of Gym Franchises Affordable, streamlined and closing in on 1,000 locations – can Chris Rondeau turn Planet Fitness into a mega-chain of McGyms? Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236678 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236678 Crumbs Buyer's Bid Goes Unchallenged as Chain Prepares to Emerge From Bankruptcy Lemonis Fischer's $6.5 million bid for the cupcake chain went unchallenged by the public, meaning the final sale of the company is less than a week away. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:42:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236676 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236676 Franchise Players: Enjoying the Freedom of Franchising Later in Life Here's why Colleen McKenna became a Welcomemat Services franchisee after a 25 year career in PR and communications. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236659 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236659 Franchise Players: How This Professor Became a Tutoring Franchisee After 19 years as a professor at the University of Portland, Dr. Mind Hsu turned his hobby of tutoring into a second career. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236620 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236620 Taco Bell Reveals Crappy-Looking Dollar Menu Over Snapchat On Monday, Taco Bell launched its first ever dollar menu, with advertising that looked as cheap as the tacos. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:18:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236589 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236589 Is Shake Shack Preparing for an IPO? Sources say the burger chain is preparing to go public, cashing in on the fast-casual trend. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:21:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236577 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236577 California Just Passed a Bill Granting Franchisees New Rights New California legislation makes it more difficult for franchisors to terminate franchise agreements and easier for franchisees to sell their locations. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:36:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236565 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236565 Franchise Players: From Customer to Franchisee at an Automotive Franchise After finding himself out of a job, Eddie Warren turned his automotive skills and love for cars into a career. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:07:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236553 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236553 Burger King Franchisees Aren't 'Satisfried' with Satisfries Many Burger King franchisees are dropping the lower calorie fries after less than a year on the menu. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:11:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236515 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236515 Franchise Players: Army Vet Finds a New Team as a Marco's Pizza Multi-Unit Franchisee Returning to civilian life, Joe Walker found both comradery and a commitment to integrity in franchising. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:49:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236514 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236514