Justin Song

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

Small-Biz Talks: Interview with the SBA Syracuse Office

Since the Small Business Administration (SBA) has a number of regional offices throughout the nation, each office has deep insights into...

Small-Biz Talks: Interview with the NYC SCORE Chapter

SCORE is widely hailed as one of the best resources an entrepreneur can leverage. We had the chance to speak with a representative of SCORE...

Small-Biz Talks: Guidant Financial and an Alternative Form of Financing

The small business financing space has changed drastically with the rise of online lenders. It seems that there's a loan for everyone and...

California Looks to Change Small Business Lending Practices

California is currently looking to sign bill SB 1235 into law. This would increase transparency in the small business lending landscape and...

Up and Coming Tech Hubs in the US: 2019 Report

Our team conducted a deep dive on data from the U.S. patents database and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify tech hubs throughout...

Does a Coworking Space Actually Save Startups Money?

Coworking spaces have exploded in popularity in recent years and one of their biggest draws have been affordability. We analyzed data...

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...