Opening a Christian coffeehouse in Seattleâ€”that was my
dream. I wanted to call it Maggie Black's Higher Grounds.
So when banker William Grey III denied my loan, I was
crushed. But then Mr. Grey (who's a tea drinkerâ€”figures!)
explained that if I took his small-business course, the
bank might reconsider my application. It would take the
help of some of my fab coffee, but I was sure I could stay
awake long enough to learn something. Besides, despite
Grey's stuffy facade, his velvety British accent could make
even financial analysis sound interesting.