Justin Song

Justin is a Sr. Research Analyst at ValuePenguin, focusing on small business lending. He was a corporate strategy associate at IBM.

Why Every Startup Should Consider a Coworking Space

Coworking spaces are often a cheaper alternative than renting a traditional office for smaller startups.

52 Small Business Ideas for Entrepreneurs

We rounded up the best business ideas that combined strong industry outlooks and low barriers of entry.

Small-Biz Talks: Funding Circle on Small Business Lending

There is a new set of players in the form of online P2P marketplaces like Funding Circle in the small-business lending space. We sat down...

The Best and Worst Industries to Start a Business In 2019

We took a look at the health of various industries in the United States to find which ones are performing best.

Small-Biz Talks: How American Express is Helping Small Businesses with Payments

Today, it seems like there are a million ways to accept payments from customers. We chatted with American Express's Executive Vice...

Small-Biz Talks: Discussing the OCC Charter with a Former SEC Chief Economist

Professor Spatt is the former Chief Economist for the SEC and currently a professor at both Carnegie Mellon and MIT. We had the chance to...

Small-Biz Talks: Discussing Small Business Loans with a Local NYC Lender

Excelsior Growth Fund is an organization that helps small businesses with financing and other services throughout New York, New Jersey, and...

Small-Biz Talks: StreetShares on Small Business Lending

We had the opportunity to interview Mark L. Rockefeller, co-founder and CEO of StreetShares, one of the leading online small business...

Small-Biz Talks: Sitting Down with an Small-Business Loan Underwriter

Small-business financing has gotten more and more transparent over the years. Despite the positive change, there is still a lot about the...

Small-Biz Talks: Using Debt as Working Capital

We sat down Leonard Petracci, co-founder of Leo's Books, to get his perspective on debt financing and how he uses loans to help his...

Small-Biz Talks: Investing In Real Estate With a Line of Credit

We interviewed Alex Babayev, founder of Aral Properties, about how his real estate company leveraged debt and used it to help his business...

The Best & Worst States for Your Small Business in 2018

We analyzed dozens of different data points across all 50 states to determine the best and worst states for small businesses.