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: 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.

Small-Biz Talks: Fundbox on Small Business Lending

We interviewed Greg Powell, Head of Brand and Product Marketing at Fundbox, to get some clarity and advice around the small business...

New York Calls for Increased Oversight of Online Lending

New York's Department of Financial Services is proposing new rules and regulations that would have a significant impact on the online...

Small-Biz Talks: How Your Startup Can Leverage Debt

We interviewed Adam Cole, co-founder of Grant Park Academy of the Arts, about how his company leveraged debt and used it to kick off his...

Small-Biz Talks: How a NYC Business Owner Recovered from Hurricane Sandy

Natural disasters can be catastrophic for small-businesses. We interviewed Bob Whiteaker, owner of Nunzio's Pizzeria in Staten Island in...

5 Ways Your Business Interest Deductions May Change

The tax overhaul, which was passed at the end of 2017, lowers corporate tax rates and limits the extent to which businesses can claim...

Why Funding for Small Business Still Lags, and What Can Be Done About It

A new study published by the Small Business Administration shows that lending to small businesses hasn't returned to its pre-2008 financial...