April Y. Pennington

On the Right Track

Wondering what the first year of startup is like? Get an insider's view as we follow one entrepreneur's journey.

Carb Your Enthusiasm

Here's the skinny on how to tap into the hot low-carb market.

Hit for Misses

With high fashion at low prices, this clothes-minded dynamo's store is right on target with young women.

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Steve Appelbaum, 44, founder of Animal Behavior & Training Associates Inc. (ABTA) in Los Angeles
Growth Strategies

Your Maternity Leave Responsibility

Maternity leave is a hot issue. Find out how to handle it without ruffling any feathers.

Chance Encounters

Impulse buyers are a boon to business. Find out who they are and how to reel them in.

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Allison Kugel, 29, founder of LongIslandLefty.com and TireSignal.com, Plainview, New York

Breaking the Silence

Brushing up on your small talk is more important than you think.

Good Spirits

Life's little twists molded the man who has patrons tapped into yard-high beers and gourmet food.

Face Value

A cosmetics entrepreneur aims to give customers what they need--a clear complexion at an affordable price.

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Timothy Askew, 54, founder and CEO of Corporate Rain Inc. (CRI) in New Rochelle, New York

Neck and Neck

Being No. 1 in the franchise race has its advantages, but there will always be others nipping at your heels.
Franchises

Financing Facts

Is it tougher to find franchises that finance?

Mint Condition

With a fresh, funky twist on a familiar product, one candyman gets a taste of small-business success.

George Antoniadis

42, founder of Alpha Flying Inc. in Manchester, New Hampshire