Alex Cook

Staff Writer

  • Expertise: Personal finance, financial planning, small business
  • Education: University of Michigan


Alex Cook is a staff writer covering various personal finance topics for LendingTree, including small business lending, studies, surveys and assets content.

Before joining LendingTree, Alex worked as an SEO specialist for a digital marketing agency, a freelance sportswriter and a legal assistant, often applying his skills as a writer and editor.

Alex earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan and is based in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Articles by Alex Cook

Business Owner Demographics: Gender, Race and More

Nearly all U.S. businesses are small businesses, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy. Plus, more than 6 in 10 firms... read more

What Is a No-Doc Business Loan?

Some lenders advertise “no-doc” business loans, which require less documentation than traditional loans — but there is still some paperwork. Borrowers are often required to... read more

How to Find Employees

Good employees are an essential part of a successful business, but sometimes they’re hard to find — or hard to hold onto. If you’re a... read more

PAYDEX Score: What it is and how to improve it

As a business owner, you’ll need to focus on building your business credit score, including the PAYDEX score from Dun & Bradstreet. Like a personal... read more