Entrepreneur: Latest from Cheryl Winokur Munk http://www.entrepreneur.com The latest small business tips and advice from Entrepreneur.com. en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:40:00 GMT 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. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:40:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227505 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227505 Venture-capital funding increased slightly in the second quarter from the previous quarter, according to a new report. Jobs Growth Stronger Than Expected, Unemployment Holds Steady Multiple reports released this week signal greener pastures ahead for the labor market. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 09:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227310 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227310 Multiple reports released this week signal greener pastures ahead for the labor market. 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. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 07:55:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226949 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226949 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 Several indicators show the overall economy is on the upswing, but small-business hiring is down slightly. Fri, 03 May 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226569 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226569 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 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. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226534 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226534 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 A new report finds a majority of small-business owners spend their time and money supporting fellow small merchants and their communities. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 07:55:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226497 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226497 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 A new report by U.S. Bank cites economic uncertainty as a top challenge for business owners when considering the future of their companies. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226469 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226469 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 A new report shows an overall decline in investment dollars and deals but a brighter outlook for the software sector. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226462 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226462 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 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. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 09:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226310 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226310 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 Economic reports released this week reveal a sharp slowdown in U.S. hiring and labor force participation. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226290 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226290 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 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. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225871 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225871 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 Industry watchers are hopeful that entrepreneurship is on the rise. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225673 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225673 Industry watchers are hopeful that entrepreneurship is on the rise. 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. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 08:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225641 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225641 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 Seed-stage companies had a particularly rough go in 2012, and money will likely to be sparser in 2013. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225550 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225550 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 The national unemployment rate held at 7.8 percent as 2012 ended with slow job growth. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 09:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225418 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225418 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 JOBS Act could give rise to additional IPOs in the New Year. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225370 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225370 JOBS Act could give rise to additional IPOs in the New Year. 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. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 09:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225344 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225344 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 Unemployment edges down as November job growth fares better than expected. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 09:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225220 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225220 Unemployment edges down as November job growth fares better than expected. Small-Business Hiring, Sentiment Drops in November Superstorm Sandy's damage and fiscal cliff fears are reflected in weaker small-business job numbers. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225163 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225163 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 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. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 08:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225119 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225119 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 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. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225087 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225087 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 Findings from Moody's Analytics reveals that small-business credit quality weakened in the third quarter. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225050 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225050 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) A new Bank of America survey reveals that small-business owners rely heavily on their local economies. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224986 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224986 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 According to a new survey entrepreneurs are in favor of extending current tax rates, but are open to eliminating deductions. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 08:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224965 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224965 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 While the SBA reports that lending was down in the second quarter, there are hopeful signs that the credit crunch is easing. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224927 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224927 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 ADP's November Jobs Report shows the largest small business payroll increase since July. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224851 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224851 ADP's November Jobs Report shows the largest small business payroll increase since July. Credit Crunch Easing for Small Businesses Entrepreneurs remain optimistic about profits and growth according to new report. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224801 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224801 Entrepreneurs remain optimistic about profits and growth according to new report. 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. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224232 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224232 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 Entrepreneurs in Charlotte, N.C., and Tampa are hoping for a boost as Republicans and Democrats gather for the political season's big events. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224159 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224159 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 With more women struggling to conceive, a cottage industry of yoga centers, acupuncturists and nutritionists has cropped up to help. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 02:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223743 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223743 With more women struggling to conceive, a cottage industry of yoga centers, acupuncturists and nutritionists has cropped up to help.