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Taking on a Sports Franchise... and More

An entrepreneur scores a new career in one of his favorite pastimes.

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This story appears in the March 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Larry "Bo" Stewart has worn many career hats in his 33 years--from semiprofessional golfer to a worker in the oil industry to his most recent position in pharmaceutical sales. But it was his hobby of playing video games that ultimately inspired Stewart to pursue entrepreneurship.

When he heard about Play N Trade, a new and used video game retail franchise, he was instantly drawn to the business. Stewart felt it offered everything a customer could want from a video game retailer: Customers can try games before buying, and franchisees hold in-store tournaments and offer extra services such as console repairs.

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