Doug Hood

Unwelcome Business

Your small bank's been bought by the not-so-jolly bank giant-now what?

Release Me!

My business is a success, so why's my house still collateral?

Hard Sell

Your business is dead, but don't let the bank sell off the estate.

No Husband, No Loan

Is this a mistake or is the bank blatantly sexist?

A Sore Site For Eyes

If a sloppy Web site is your calling card, don't expect a call from lenders.
Starting a Business

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.

Wise Words

In business, the learning curve is steep-don't take a leap.
Starting a Business

New To You?

Did ya hear the one about the lesser-known SBA loan program?

It's Not Enough

Don't banks frown on asking for more money?
Starting a Business

A Question Of Character

The fifth C is sometimes the most important.
Starting a Business

Tight-Lipped Banks

Are SBA loans a big secret?

The Franchise Advantage

Pros and cons of franchises