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Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

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Kate Taylor is a reporter at Business Insider. She was previously a reporter at Entrepreneur. Get in touch with tips and feedback on Twitter at @Kate_H_Taylor. 

Franchise Players

The Importance of Teaming Up With a Franchise Coach

Kevin and Denise Brauer took time to examine their options before becoming Storm Guard Exterior Restoration franchisees.
Design

The World Now Knows Who Created This Iconic '90s Solo Cup Pattern

You know the teal-and-purple 'Jazz' cup design, but you probably don't know how it came about.
Franchises

A Coffee Shop Franchise Where the Baristas Wear Almost Nothing Is Actually a Thing

Based in California, Bottoms Up Espresso is just beginning to franchise.
Networking

Is Dating Becoming Just Another Networking Opportunity for Entrepreneurs?

The dating startup boom mean dozens of new ways to find both romantic and business partners.
Franchise Players

My Unexpected Entrepreneurial Journey From Ecommerce to Carpet Cleaning

Restaurant franchises might be some of the best known in the industry, but that's not the only way to franchise.
Starbucks

Starbucks Is Shutting Down the Bakery Chain It Acquired Three Years Ago

La Boulange's pastries are staying on the menu, but its 23 locations are closing up shop.
Franchise Players

Why This Financial Advisor Spent 3 Years Researching Before Signing His Franchise Agreement

When looking for business opportunities for some of his clients, Allan Boomer found one for himself.
Chipotle

Chipotle is Testing a New, Super-Simplified, All-Natural Tortilla

The burrito chain's latest on its journey to an all-natural menu: the tortilla.
McDonald's

McDonald's Explores Canadian Flavors and Adds McLobster to the Menu

The treat is being sold for a limited time in select markets as part of the 'Great Canadian Taste Adventure' campaign.
Why I Franchised

Why I Founded an Ice Cream Franchise

Greg Sausaman, co-founder of Topper's Creamery, spills on the benefits of the ice cream business.
Reputation Management

Can You Guess Which Chain Restaurants Have the Best Reputations?

Leading the pack is a popular fast-casual chain, according to a recent survey.
Starbucks

San Francisco's Law Targeting Sugary Sodas May Mean Trouble for Starbucks

As the city contemplates a law that will require warnings on soda advertising, the Frappuccino comes under fire.
IPO

How Wingstop Aims to Fly Above the Fast-Casual Competition After Its Surging IPO

The chicken wing chain saw its shares jump in its market debut Friday.
Starbucks

Deep-Fried Starbucks Coffee Is on the Menu at Fairs This Summer

Confused? Here's what the artery-clogging treat looks like.
Tastemakers

As the Fro-Yo Bubble Deflates, Here is How Menchie's Chef Keeps Things Fresh

Frozen yogurt is no longer the hot trend it was five years ago -- but that just motivates Laura Baldwin to keep innovating.