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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.
June 17, 2005

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.
June 17, 2005

What's Hot: Specialty Coffee

Piping hot or ice blended, the specialty coffee market has opportunities spilling out of its golden cup.
June 10, 2005

Close Shave

No more nicks and bits of toilet paper--this couple is transforming the business of men's grooming.
June 1, 2005 in Retail Profiles

Third Degree

We ask if book smarts or street smarts rule in business.
June 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Custom Made

This custom-car creator wows clients like nobody else.
June 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

True Confessions

Wondering what it's really like to buy a franchise? Seven entrepreneurs tell all about their experiences as franchisees.
June 1, 2005 in Franchise Buying Guide

What's Hot: Specialty Coffee

Piping hot or ice blended, the specialty coffee market has opportunities spilling out of its golden cup.
May 31, 2005

Middleman

One man's local e-mail list becomes a community marketplace and information treasure trove.
May 1, 2005 in E-Business Profiles

Perfect Pitch

Former pitcher's advice is a hit with entrepreneurs.
May 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

House Party

Parties prove profitable and make selling fun for a former teacher.
May 1, 2005 in Success Stories

Team Player

Being on the field and in the game drives this sports franchisee.
May 1, 2005 in Success Stories

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.
April 14, 2005

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.
April 14, 2005

Raising the Bar

The new affordable impulse buy is all about the Benjamins.
April 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Well-Read

From cutting hair to inspiring hispanic readership, Rueben Martinez's novel idea is a story for all ages.
April 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

How Credit Affects Your Ability to Buy a Franchise

Can someone with bad credit qualify for a franchise loan?
March 22, 2005 in Franchise Zone

Morning Glory

Tapping into a widespread passion, these entrepreneurs hope to make everyone's favorite breakfast food an all-day event.
March 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Makeover Magic

Real-world business advice from a hit makeover TV show
February 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Tip Over?

Things to think about before adding a tip jar to your place of business
February 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Strike a Pose

Yoga improved these entrepreneurs' well-being. Now they're bringing it to the masses.
February 1, 2005 in Success Stories

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.
February 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Startups Magazine

Bucking Convention

Challenging the industry standard of costly cosmetics, e.l.f. says, "The buck stops here."
January 1, 2005 in Product Manufacturer Profiles

An American Icon

Some things just say "America," like baseball, apple pie and . . . franchises. Here are 5 big ways franchising has affected our nation.
January 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

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.
January 1, 2005 in Researching a Franchise

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.
December 27, 2004 in Success Stories

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.
December 21, 2004

Java Enabled

For this former film student, the road to Hollywood--and business success--is paved with coffee beans.
December 1, 2004 in Entrepreneur Magazine

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.
November 16, 2004 in Business Ideas

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.
November 16, 2004
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