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 of 2018 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.