Cheryl Winokur Munk
Cheryl Winokur Munk is a freelance writer and editor in West Orange, NJ. She is a former reporter for Dow Jones Newswires and American Banker where she covered the financial services industry. She earned a B.S. in journalism from Boston University.
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Venture-capital funding increased slightly in the second quarter from the previous quarter, according to a new report.
Multiple reports released this week signal greener pastures ahead for the labor market.
As several reports show a slight improvement in the economy, small businesses remain cautious though the franchise sector is the bright spot.
Several indicators show the overall economy is on the upswing, but small-business hiring is down slightly.
In two surveys released today, small-business owners report being more optimistic about their company's future, though concerns persist about government regulation, the economy, taxes and health care.
A new report finds a majority of small-business owners spend their time and money supporting fellow small merchants and their communities.
A new report by U.S. Bank cites economic uncertainty as a top challenge for business owners when considering the future of their companies.
A new report shows an overall decline in investment dollars and deals but a brighter outlook for the software sector.
For the first time in two years, health care trumps the economy as the biggest issue that small-business owners are worried about, according to a new report.
Bank Loans and Microloans
Findings from Moody's Analytics shows that small-business credit quality dropped in the fourth quarter of 2012, but predicts a better outlook for 2014.
Industry watchers are hopeful that entrepreneurship is on the rise.
Consumer confidence takes a hit from the payroll tax hike, as unemployment holds at nearly the same levels since September.
Seed-stage companies had a particularly rough go in 2012, and money will likely to be sparser in 2013.
IPOs and DPOs
JOBS Act could give rise to additional IPOs in the New Year.
The franchise industry experienced modest growth this year and despite economic uncertainty, expectations remain cautious but solid for the New Year.
Unemployment edges down as November job growth fares better than expected.
Superstorm Sandy's damage and fiscal cliff fears are reflected in weaker small-business job numbers.
Cash Flow & Money Management
Several small-business owners met with the president this week to discuss the possible fiscal cliff. We caught up with one entrepreneur to find out what they talked about.
Small-business owners say Black Friday and Cyber Monday did little for their bottom line, but Thanksgiving weekend sales still came in slightly better than expected.
Bank Loans and Microloans
Findings from Moody's Analytics reveals that small-business credit quality weakened in the third quarter.
A new Bank of America survey reveals that small-business owners rely heavily on their local economies.
SBA and Government Funding
While the SBA reports that lending was down in the second quarter, there are hopeful signs that the credit crunch is easing.
Growing Your Business
Entrepreneurs in Charlotte, N.C., and Tampa are hoping for a boost as Republicans and Democrats gather for the political season's big events.
With more women struggling to conceive, a cottage industry of yoga centers, acupuncturists and nutritionists has cropped up to help.
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