April Y. Pennington

30 Recent Stories

Digital Envoy Inc.

These entrepreneurs were united by a love of candy, but it's their tech smarts that led them to success.

Home Connections

The next time someone tells you to turn down your car stereo, tell them how this entrepreneur turned his love of electronics into a million-dollar home entertainment company.

What's Hot: Specialty Coffee

Piping hot or ice blended, the specialty coffee market has opportunities spilling out of its golden cup.
Retail Profiles

Close Shave

No more nicks and bits of toilet paper--this couple is transforming the business of men's grooming.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Third Degree

We ask if book smarts or street smarts rule in business.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Custom Made

This custom-car creator wows clients like nobody else.
Franchise Buying Guide

True Confessions

Wondering what it's really like to buy a franchise? Seven entrepreneurs tell all about their experiences as franchisees.

What's Hot: Specialty Coffee

Piping hot or ice blended, the specialty coffee market has opportunities spilling out of its golden cup.
E-Business Profiles


One man's local e-mail list becomes a community marketplace and information treasure trove.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Perfect Pitch

Former pitcher's advice is a hit with entrepreneurs.
Success Stories

House Party

Parties prove profitable and make selling fun for a former teacher.
Success Stories

Team Player

Being on the field and in the game drives this sports franchisee.

Hottest Teen Businesses

Up on the latest teen trends? Then you're in a great position to open a teen-oriented biz. Here are your best bets.

Credit Where It's Due

Can someone with bad credit qualify for a franchise loan? We talk to two SBA lenders for some inside tips.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Raising the Bar

The new affordable impulse buy is all about the Benjamins.
Entrepreneur Magazine


From cutting hair to inspiring hispanic readership, Rueben Martinez's novel idea is a story for all ages.
Franchise Zone

How Credit Affects Your Ability to Buy a Franchise

Can someone with bad credit qualify for a franchise loan?
Entrepreneur Magazine

Morning Glory

Tapping into a widespread passion, these entrepreneurs hope to make everyone's favorite breakfast food an all-day event.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Makeover Magic

Real-world business advice from a hit makeover TV show
Entrepreneur Magazine

Tip Over?

Things to think about before adding a tip jar to your place of business
Success Stories

Strike a Pose

Yoga improved these entrepreneurs' well-being. Now they're bringing it to the masses.
Entrepreneur Startups Magazine

Starting Small

With discipline and determination, these four entrepreneurs launched businesses with less than $1,000 each. See how they've grown from those budget beginnings to today's successful companies.
Product Manufacturer Profiles

Bucking Convention

Challenging the industry standard of costly cosmetics, e.l.f. says, "The buck stops here."
Entrepreneur Magazine

An American Icon

Some things just say "America," like baseball, apple pie and . . . franchises. Here are 5 big ways franchising has affected our nation.
Researching a Franchise

Would You Like a Franchise With That?

You've decided to buy a franchise. Now comes the real choice--which one? We'll help you narrow down the menu so you can have it your way.
Success Stories

Back in the Saddle Again

After languishing in franchise turmoil amid franchisor changes, Roy Rogers franchisees take the reins of the franchise system and plan on blazing a trail back to the top of the food chain.

A World of Difference

For these entrepreneurs, social responsibility is the essence of their businesses. Here's how they're changing the world for the better.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Java Enabled

For this former film student, the road to Hollywood--and business success--is paved with coffee beans.
Business Ideas

The Hottest Teen Business for 2005

Feeling young at heart? Up on your trends? Then you might be in a great position to open a teen-oriented business. Here are the hottest ideas for 2005.

Selling Other People's Stuff

Have a knack for selling on eBay? Then you may have what it takes to open an eBay drop-off franchise.
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