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April Y. Pennington

30 Recent Stories

The Office

Don't let your messy office hold you back--clear the clutter, spruce up the design, and organize the space so it works for you.
October 1, 2005 in Management & Operations

Supporting Role: Bra Biz Success Story

All women know that some bras can be uncomfortable and unflattering. This entrepreneur did something about it.
September 16, 2005

Show Me the Money

You don't need big bucks to start a franchise, just the right kind of funding. How three others did it and tips for you.
September 5, 2005

Taking Sides

Right-brain skills are gaining ground in the business world.
September 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Designer Babies

Munchkin couture is all the rage with hip parents.
September 1, 2005

Spices of Life

Offering a taste of India in a casual setting, these two restaurateurs bring ethnic food to the masses.
September 1, 2005 in Food Business Profiles

Show Me the Money

You don't need big bucks to start a franchise--you just need the right source of funding.
September 1, 2005 in Franchise Buying Guide

Are You a Right-Side-of-the-Brain Entrepreneur?

Sure, detail-oriented left-brain skills are an asset, but conceptual right-brain skills are gaining ground in the world of biz.
September 1, 2005

Overcoming Tough Times With eBay

eBay helped one man overcome major hurdles to create a life and livelihood based on his passion.
August 29, 2005 in Your Website

A Day in the Life

Tag along with these three franchisees for a day, and see what it's really like to own your own franchise.
August 7, 2005

Sole Provider

The shoe fit for this fashion maven when it came to designing sky-high heels.
August 1, 2005

A Day in the Life

Tag along with these 3 franchisees for a day, and see what it's really like to own a franchise.
August 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Logo Motion

The winner of our ugliest logo contest gets a new look.
August 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

On the Rise

Bread businesses are making a post-Atkins comeback.
July 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

The Beat Goes On

With each venture, this hip-hop impresario keeps his rhythm.
July 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Executive Decision

Corporate execs are jumping into franchise ownership and experiencing a whole new side of business.
July 1, 2005 in Franchise Buying Guide

Power House

Muscling in on fitness chains, this entrepreneur thrives using his body and soul.
July 1, 2005 in Success Stories

True Franchise Confessions

What's it REALLY like to buy a franchise? Seven entrepreneurs share their experiences as franchisees.
July 1, 2005

Sampling Sweet Success

Life is sweet for two visionaries who mix sugary treats with style.
June 17, 2005 in Success Stories

Scout

With an Academy Award and a hit TV show, the creators of Queer Eye are telling stories everyone wants to hear.
June 17, 2005

Making Waves

For the brothers who made the fish taco a million-dollar industry, it's all relative.
June 17, 2005 in Success Stories

Groomed for Success

Some would-be grooms need a little direction in finding the perfect diamond. Here come the guides.
June 17, 2005 in Success Stories

Libreria Martinez Books & Art Gallery

From cutting hair to inspiring Hispanic readership, Rueben Martinez's novel idea is a story for all ages.
June 17, 2005

Breakfast of Champions

Tapping into a widespread passion, these entrepreneurs hope to make everyone's favorite breakfast food an all-day event.
June 17, 2005 in Success Stories

Beauty for a Buck

Challenging the industry standard of costly cosmetics, e.l.f. says, "The buck stops here."
June 17, 2005 in Success Stories

Craigslist

One man's local e-mail list becomes a community marketplace and information treasure trove.
June 17, 2005

POS World Inc.

When the government came calling on this formerly homebased business, it was a good thing.
June 17, 2005

ProCharms Inc.

By targeting sports lovers, these jewelry entrepreneurs are leading the charmed life.
June 17, 2005

Sassybax

All women know that many undergarments can be uncomfortable and unflattering. But this entrepreneur decided to do something about it.
June 17, 2005

10e20 LLC

These penny-pinching entrepreneurs saved a bundle on startup costs--and have made a bundle in the process.
June 17, 2005

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