Trung T. Phan
Trends , The Hustle

Don’t sleep on the Midwest’s business prowess

It’s home to monster companies and serious brain power.

Trung T. Phan • August 7, 2020

Jaeson Ma: ‘I woke up to Triller being the #1 app in the world’

A co-owner of the hot TikTok competitor told us why Triller stands out from its rival.

Trung T. Phan • August 3, 2020

The Making of JaVale McGee’s “Life in the Bubble” Vlog

By Trung Phan (@TrungTPhan) *** In mid-July, LA Lakers center JaVale McGee was packing his bags for a flight to Orlando. With the NBA season back on,...
Trung T. Phan • July 30, 2020

How JaVale McGee’s producer makes video magic from inside the NBA’s bubble

Millions of fans have tuned in to the Laker’s dispatches from Disney World, where the NBA is posting up.

Trung T. Phan • July 30, 2020

Hustle Hot Takes #3: Bill Gates & 5 Anti-Antitrust Tips

In the late 1990s, the US government brought an antitrust case against Bill Gates and Microsoft. The tech giant was accused of forcing PC...
Trung T. Phan • July 29, 2020

Try This D2C Business Model On For Size

Italic wants to bring the membership model that makes Costco famous to the D2C space.

Trung T. Phan • July 27, 2020

Cameo is incredibly fun… and it has the foundation for a huge business

The platform could be a great vehicle to deliver expertise of all kinds.

Trung T. Phan • July 22, 2020

Why Patrick Mahomes is the megastar the NFL needs

He’s got the personality to keep football on top of the pro sports heap.

Trung T. Phan • July 21, 2020

Hustle Hot Takes #2: Elon Musk’s ‘short shorts’ are the perfect meme

Here’s a quick hack to look baller: download the Tesla app and place it prominently on your phone’s home screen.  I know this works because...
Trung T. Phan • July 13, 2020

“I am the network”: How Dave Portnoy Is Dominating Quarantine Twitter

By Trung Phan (@TrungTPhan) *** These 30+ tweets show that the best finance, sports, retail, politics and media content come from the @StoolPresidente Twitter account. …
Trung T. Phan • June 25, 2020

Community highlights: Trendsters solve Zoom headaches and help local businesses

Inside our private Facebook group, Trends members swap ideas and advice. Here are some of their success stories.

Trung T. Phan • June 4, 2020

Is This (Finally) Telemedicine’s Moment?

By Trung Phan *** At the end of March, we published a piece in Trends looking at opportunities in telemedicine. Last week, two of the companies...
Trung T. Phan • April 15, 2020

The 10 Best-Performing Stocks During The Great Depression

By Trung Phan *** Ever wonder which businesses did well during the Great Recession and the Great Depression? Well, we recently wrote about how small businesses...
Trung T. Phan • April 13, 2020

5 Takeaways On SBA Coronavirus Relief Programs, From Lendio’s CEO

By Trung Phan *** Over the past few weeks, our Trends team has written a small business owner’s guide to the CARES Act and compiled 19...
Trung T. Phan • April 10, 2020

The small business owner’s guide to the CARES Act

SUMMARY: There are two key SBA small-business relief programs : 1) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) (up to $10m loan, which is forgivable if you meet certain …
Trung T. Phan • April 1, 2020

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