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Doug Hood

27 Recent Stories

Make a Statement

What to do if your bank requires audited financial statements
September 1, 2001 in Cash Flow & Money Management

Can't Go With the Flow?

Simple solutions for winning the cash-flow battle
August 1, 2001 in Cash Flow & Money Management

Fair Game

What to know about your loans before buying another business
July 1, 2001 in Bank Loans and Microloans

Enough Already?

Determining how much money you need for an equipment loan
June 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Ride The Line

. . . because getting a fixed-rate loan might not be the best fix.
May 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Getting Personal

You want a business loan, but your lender wants to know if you are good for it.
May 1, 2001 in Bank Loans and Microloans

Leave No Loan Unturned

Check out the SBA's new guarantee limits.
April 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Vetting The Vendor

Buying equipment? Read the fine print before you let your vendor do the financing.
April 1, 2001 in Bank Loans and Microloans

Beware The Ball And Chain

. . . of a loan: avoiding prepayment penalties.
March 1, 2001 in Bank Loans and Microloans

What, No Farm?

The Agriculture Department has its eye on business, too.
March 1, 2001 in Financing

The Graduates

Moving from individual investors to institutional VCs means learning to play by a new set of rules.
March 1, 2001 in Venture Capital

Tug-O-War

Wrestling capital from investors online doesn't have to be so hard.
February 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

First Strike

Does the early bird get the loan?
February 1, 2001 in Bank Loans and Microloans

Fast Cash

Catch a major-league SBA loan in just hours with a "preferred" lender.
January 1, 2001 in SBA and Government Funding

Last Words

Will closing costs be the death knell of your new loan?
January 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Unwelcome Business

Your small bank's been bought by the not-so-jolly bank giant-now what?
December 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Release Me!

My business is a success, so why's my house still collateral?
December 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Hard Sell

Your business is dead, but don't let the bank sell off the estate.
November 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

No Husband, No Loan

Is this a mistake or is the bank blatantly sexist?
November 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

A Sore Site For Eyes

If a sloppy Web site is your calling card, don't expect a call from lenders.
October 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

So Close . . . Yet So Far

You're buying a business, but your banker won't loan you the full amount--here's what to do.
October 1, 2000 in Bank and Other Loans

Wise Words

In business, the learning curve is steep-don't take a leap.
September 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

New To You?

Did ya hear the one about the lesser-known SBA loan program?
September 1, 2000 in SBA and Government Funding

It's Not Enough

Don't banks frown on asking for more money?
August 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

A Question Of Character

The fifth C is sometimes the most important.
August 1, 2000 in Startup Financing

Tight-Lipped Banks

Are SBA loans a big secret?
July 1, 2000 in SBA and Government Funding

The Franchise Advantage

Pros and cons of franchises
July 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

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