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

Financing

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.
Human Resources

Jobs Growth Stronger Than Expected, Unemployment Holds Steady

Multiple reports released this week signal greener pastures ahead for the labor market.
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.
Jobs Report: More Companies Are Hiring But Small Businesses Remain Cautious
Human Resources

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.
Entrepreneurs See Brighter Days for Their Business, Not the Economy
Growth Strategies

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.
Survey: Small-Business Owners Band Together During Economic Struggles
Leadership

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.
Survey: Fewer Small Businesses Expect to Hire or Grow
Business Management

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.
Venture Capital Funding Slows in the First Quarter
Financing

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.
Health Care Is Now the Top Concern for Small Businesses
Human Resources

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.
Job Growth Slows Dramatically in March
Hiring Center

Job Growth Slows Dramatically in March

Economic reports released this week reveal a sharp slowdown in U.S. hiring and labor force participation.
Tough Credit Conditions Predicted for the Remainder of 2013
Bank Loans and Microloans

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

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

Industry watchers are hopeful that entrepreneurship is on the rise.
Unemployment Rate Slightly Higher Amid Modest Job Growth
Hiring Center

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.
Venture Capitalist Investing Might Take a Dip in 2013
Venture Capital

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.
Small-Business Job Growth Remains Modest
Hiring Center

Small-Business Job Growth Remains Modest

The national unemployment rate held at 7.8 percent as 2012 ended with slow job growth.
Nervous Optimism About Capital Markets for Small Businesses in 2013
IPOs and DPOs

Nervous Optimism About Capital Markets for Small Businesses in 2013

JOBS Act could give rise to additional IPOs in the New Year.
Franchises Expected to Outpace Other Industries in 2013 (Infographic)
Franchises

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

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

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

Small-Business Hiring, Sentiment Drops in November

Superstorm Sandy's damage and fiscal cliff fears are reflected in weaker small-business job numbers.
Inside What Small-Business Owners Had to Say to Obama About the Fiscal Cliff
Cash Flow & Money Management

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.
Shoppers Spend $5.5 Billion on Small Business Saturday
Sales

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.
Loan Market Remains Weak Amid Small-Business Struggles
Bank Loans and Microloans

Loan Market Remains Weak Amid Small-Business Struggles

Findings from Moody's Analytics reveals that small-business credit quality weakened in the third quarter.
Why a Local Economy's Strength Is Critical to Small-Business Success (Infographic)
Growth Strategies

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.
Tax Reform a Priority for Small Business Owners
Tax Center

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.
Small-Business Lending Remains Tight, But Bright Spots Exist
SBA and Government Funding

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.
Small Business Job Growth Continues
Growth Strategies

Small Business Job Growth Continues

ADP's November Jobs Report shows the largest small business payroll increase since July.
Credit Crunch Easing for Small Businesses
Financing

Credit Crunch Easing for Small Businesses

Entrepreneurs remain optimistic about profits and growth according to new report.
Making Apps for Political Junkies
Mobile

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.
From BBQ Pits to Badge Makers, Businesses Prep for Conventions
Growing Your Business

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

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.

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