April Y. Pennington

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.
Franchises

True Confessions

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

Close Shave

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

Third Degree

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

Custom Made

This custom-car creator wows clients like nobody else.

What's Hot: Specialty Coffee

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

House Party

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

Team Player

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

Middleman

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

Perfect Pitch

Former pitcher's advice is a hit with entrepreneurs.

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.

Raising the Bar

The new affordable impulse buy is all about the Benjamins.