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.

Nervous Optimism About Capital Markets for Small Businesses in 2013
Finance

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
Growth Strategies

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
Growth Strategies

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
Finance

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
Marketing

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
Finance

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
Finance

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
Finance

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
Finance

Credit Crunch Easing for Small Businesses

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

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
Growth Strategies

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
Starting a Business

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.