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Cheryl Winokur Munk

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.

30 Recent Stories

Software and Biotech Companies Lead the Pack in VC Funding

Venture-capital funding increased slightly in the second quarter from the previous quarter, according to a new report.
July 19, 2013 in Financing

Jobs Growth Stronger Than Expected, Unemployment Holds Steady

Multiple reports released this week signal greener pastures ahead for the labor market.
July 5, 2013 in Human Resources

U.S. Sees Modest Growth, Small Businesses Face Jobless Recovery

As several reports show a slight improvement in the economy, small businesses remain cautious though the franchise sector is the bright spot.
June 7, 2013 in Human Resources
Jobs Report: More Companies Are Hiring But Small Businesses Remain Cautious

Jobs Report: More Companies Are Hiring But Small Businesses Remain Cautious

Several indicators show the overall economy is on the upswing, but small-business hiring is down slightly.
May 3, 2013 in Human Resources
Entrepreneurs See Brighter Days for Their Business, Not the Economy

Entrepreneurs See Brighter Days for Their Business, Not the Economy

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.
April 30, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Survey: Small-Business Owners Band Together During Economic Struggles

Survey: Small-Business Owners Band Together During Economic Struggles

A new report finds a majority of small-business owners spend their time and money supporting fellow small merchants and their communities.
April 25, 2013 in Leadership
Survey: Fewer Small Businesses Expect to Hire or Grow

Survey: Fewer Small Businesses Expect to Hire or Grow

A new report by U.S. Bank cites economic uncertainty as a top challenge for business owners when considering the future of their companies.
April 22, 2013 in Business Management
Venture Capital Funding Slows in the First Quarter

Venture Capital Funding Slows in the First Quarter

A new report shows an overall decline in investment dollars and deals but a brighter outlook for the software sector.
April 19, 2013 in Financing
Health Care Is Now the Top Concern for Small Businesses

Health Care Is Now the Top Concern for Small Businesses

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.
April 8, 2013 in Human Resources
Job Growth Slows Dramatically in March

Job Growth Slows Dramatically in March

Economic reports released this week reveal a sharp slowdown in U.S. hiring and labor force participation.
April 5, 2013 in Hiring Center
Tough Credit Conditions Predicted for the Remainder of 2013

Tough Credit Conditions Predicted for the Remainder of 2013

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.
February 20, 2013 in Bank Loans and Microloans
Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship: A Hopeful Outlook for 2013

Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship: A Hopeful Outlook for 2013

Industry watchers are hopeful that entrepreneurship is on the rise.
February 5, 2013 in Startup Financing
Unemployment Rate Slightly Higher Amid Modest Job Growth

Unemployment Rate Slightly Higher Amid Modest Job Growth

Consumer confidence takes a hit from the payroll tax hike, as unemployment holds at nearly the same levels since September.
February 1, 2013 in Hiring Center
Venture Capitalist Investing Might Take a Dip in 2013

Venture Capitalist Investing Might Take a Dip in 2013

Seed-stage companies had a particularly rough go in 2012, and money will likely to be sparser in 2013.
January 18, 2013 in Venture Capital
Small-Business Job Growth Remains Modest

Small-Business Job Growth Remains Modest

The national unemployment rate held at 7.8 percent as 2012 ended with slow job growth.
January 4, 2013 in Hiring Center
Nervous Optimism About Capital Markets for Small Businesses in 2013

Nervous Optimism About Capital Markets for Small Businesses in 2013

JOBS Act could give rise to additional IPOs in the New Year.
December 28, 2012 in IPOs and DPOs
Franchises Expected to Outpace Other Industries in 2013 (Infographic)

Franchises Expected to Outpace Other Industries in 2013 (Infographic)

The franchise industry experienced modest growth this year and despite economic uncertainty, expectations remain cautious but solid for the New Year.
December 21, 2012 in Franchises
Small Businesses Hit Hardest by Superstorm Sandy While Overall Job Growth Rises

Small Businesses Hit Hardest by Superstorm Sandy While Overall Job Growth Rises

Unemployment edges down as November job growth fares better than expected.
December 7, 2012 in Hiring Center
Small-Business Hiring, Sentiment Drops in November

Small-Business Hiring, Sentiment Drops in November

Superstorm Sandy's damage and fiscal cliff fears are reflected in weaker small-business job numbers.
December 5, 2012 in Hiring Center
Inside What Small-Business Owners Had to Say to Obama About the Fiscal Cliff

Inside What Small-Business Owners Had to Say to Obama About the Fiscal Cliff

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.
November 30, 2012 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Shoppers Spend $5.5 Billion on Small Business Saturday

Shoppers Spend $5.5 Billion on Small Business Saturday

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.
November 27, 2012 in Sales
Loan Market Remains Weak Amid Small-Business Struggles

Loan Market Remains Weak Amid Small-Business Struggles

Findings from Moody's Analytics reveals that small-business credit quality weakened in the third quarter.
November 20, 2012 in Bank Loans and Microloans
Why a Local Economy's Strength Is Critical to Small-Business Success (Infographic)

Why a Local Economy's Strength Is Critical to Small-Business Success (Infographic)

A new Bank of America survey reveals that small-business owners rely heavily on their local economies.
November 15, 2012 in Growth Strategies
Tax Reform a Priority for Small Business Owners

Tax Reform a Priority for Small Business Owners

According to a new survey entrepreneurs are in favor of extending current tax rates, but are open to eliminating deductions.
November 15, 2012 in Tax Center
Small-Business Lending Remains Tight, But Bright Spots Exist

Small-Business Lending Remains Tight, But Bright Spots Exist

While the SBA reports that lending was down in the second quarter, there are hopeful signs that the credit crunch is easing.
November 12, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
Small Business Job Growth Continues

Small Business Job Growth Continues

ADP's November Jobs Report shows the largest small business payroll increase since July.
November 1, 2012 in Growth Strategies
Credit Crunch Easing for Small Businesses

Credit Crunch Easing for Small Businesses

Entrepreneurs remain optimistic about profits and growth according to new report.
October 26, 2012 in Financing
Making Apps for Political Junkies

Making Apps for Political Junkies

The 2012 Presidential election is the first one where people are tethered to their smartphones, and this fact hasn't gone unnoticed by scores of app makers.
August 24, 2012 in Mobile
From BBQ Pits to Badge Makers, Businesses Prep for Conventions

From BBQ Pits to Badge Makers, Businesses Prep for Conventions

Entrepreneurs in Charlotte, N.C., and Tampa are hoping for a boost as Republicans and Democrats gather for the political season's big events.
August 22, 2012 in Growing Your Business
Fertility Yoga, Anyone? Entrepreneurs Tap Growing Holistic Niche for Women

Fertility Yoga, Anyone? Entrepreneurs Tap Growing Holistic Niche for Women

With more women struggling to conceive, a cottage industry of yoga centers, acupuncturists and nutritionists has cropped up to help.
June 7, 2012 in Business Ideas