Doug Hood

Business Optimization

Make a Statement

What to do if your bank requires audited financial statements
Business Optimization

Can't Go With the Flow?

Simple solutions for winning the cash-flow battle

Fair Game

What to know about your loans before buying another business

Enough Already?

Determining how much money you need for an equipment loan

Ride The Line

. . . because getting a fixed-rate loan might not be the best fix.

Getting Personal

You want a business loan, but your lender wants to know if you are good for it.

Leave No Loan Unturned

Check out the SBA's new guarantee limits.

Vetting The Vendor

Buying equipment? Read the fine print before you let your vendor do the financing.

The Graduates

Moving from individual investors to institutional VCs means learning to play by a new set of rules.

Beware The Ball And Chain

. . . of a loan: avoiding prepayment penalties.

What, No Farm?

The Agriculture Department has its eye on business, too.


Wrestling capital from investors online doesn't have to be so hard.

First Strike

Does the early bird get the loan?

Fast Cash

Catch a major-league SBA loan in just hours with a "preferred" lender.

Last Words

Will closing costs be the death knell of your new loan?