April Y. Pennington

The Big Cheese

With his line of talking toys, this former street vendor brings new meaning to the phrase "Quiet as a mouse."

Ring Bearers

Some would-be grooms need a little direction in finding the perfect diamond. Here come the guides.

A World of Difference

For these entrepreneurs, social responsibility isn't just part of their PR campaigns--it's the essence of their businesses. And they're changing the world for the better, one community at a time.

Moving On

Ex-Apprentices find life after "The Donald" is all business.

Making Waves

For the brothers who made the fish taco a million-dollar industry, it's all relative.

Seasoned Pros

Operating a seasonal kiosk keeps these partners on their mistletoes.
Franchises

The Right Stuff

Are you franchisee material? Take a look at yourself from a franchisor's point of view, and see how you measure up.
Franchises

When Franchisees Speak Up

Are proactive franchisees welcome in franchising?

Risky Business

Wacky marketing moves put these businesses on the map.

Big Switch

Walk a mile in your employees' shoes--you could learn a lot.

A New Twist

A Chicago couple uses pretzel logic to build a successful business with sweet projections.

Reality Doesn't Bite

The real world has been treating our "real life" entrepreneur well.
Franchises

What's Hot: eBay Dropoff Franchises

eBay fulfillment franchises are popping up in hopes of becoming the eBay middleman of choice.
Franchises

Word to the Wise

A few things to consider before tackling franchising

Survival of the Fittest

What do entrepreneurs do to stay happy and healthy?