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.

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.
Inspiring Your Team

Small-Business Hiring, Sentiment Drops in November

Superstorm Sandy's damage and fiscal cliff fears are reflected in weaker small-business job numbers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Run a Better Business

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.
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.
Inspiring Your Team

Small Business Job Growth Continues

ADP's November Jobs Report shows the largest small business payroll increase since July.
Finance

Credit Crunch Easing for Small Businesses

Entrepreneurs remain optimistic about profits and growth according to new report.
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.
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.
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.
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