This article was published on Smashing Magazine. Below is the quick summary and a link to the full article.
In this tutorial, we will create a new “brand” entity in Magento that can be managed through the admin panel. Once we are finished, you will be able to create, update and delete brands that can be viewed in the front-end independently, much in the same way that you can interact with existing entities such as “products” and “categories.”
Read the full article at Smashing Magazine.