Derek Miller

Derek Miller is a senior research analyst at LendingTree, based in Brooklyn, N.Y. He conducts data-driven studies on topics related to personal finance, including debt and small business.

Articles by Derek Miller

Despite COVID-19 Crisis, 2020 Was Biggest Year for New Entrepreneurs

While many small businesses had to get creative to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic, others were being started in record numbers. In fact, there were... read more

LendingTree Holiday Spending Report

Jewelry and watches were at the top of last-minute shoppers’ lists in 2020, according to new LendingTree data from more than 34,000 anonymized transactions. Here’s... read more

Americans Are Starting Businesses at a Record Pace, but Are They Good Businesses?

The number of business owners applying for employer identification numbers in 2020 surpassed the previous year’s total by mid-October. But data on high-propensity business applications... read more

Where Small Businesses Have Looked for Help From the Local Community

Nearly 8 in 10 small businesses have received aid from the federal government since the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020. But it’s no surprise... read more

Where Small Business Owners Have the Grimmest Outlook

Across the U.S., the rate of small business owners saying their businesses won’t return to normal is up more than 50% since the beginning of... read more

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