Derek Miller

Derek Miller is a research manager 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

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

Where the Most Small Business Owners Will Be Forced to Close in the Next Month Without Help

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated many small businesses. With the number of new coronavirus cases rising again in many parts of the U.S., it’s looking... read more

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