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Accounting

The action or process of keeping financial accounts. 

Accounts Payable

Money owed to a business by it's creditors.

 

Accounts Receivable

Money owed to a company by it's debtors.

 

Acquisition

An act of purchase of one company by another.

Advertising

The activity or profession of producing advertisements  for commercial products or services.

 

Angels

A person who supports a business financially, typically one who invests private capital in a small or newly established enterprise.

Artisan

A worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.

Artisanal

Relating to or characteristic of an artisan.

 

Asset

A useful or valuable thing, person, or quality.

 

Auditor

A person who conducts an audit.

Balance Sheet

statement of the assets, liabilities, and capital of a business  or other organization at a particular point in time, detailing the balance of income and expenditure over the proceeding period.

 

Bankrupt

Declared in law unable to pay outstanding debts.

Bankruptcy

The state of being bankrupt.

Benefit

An advantage or profit gained from something.

 

Bid

Offer a certain price for something, especially at an auction.

Bond

An agreement with legal forces, in particular.

Bonus

An amount of money added to wages on a seasonal basis, especially as a reward for good performance.

Book Value

The value of a security or asset as entered in a company's books.

Bootstrapping

Get oneself or something into or out of a situation using existing resources

Brand

A type of product manufactured by a particular company under a particular name.

 

Bubble

Used to refer to a good or fortunate situation that is isolated from reality or unlikely to last.

Bulk

Treat a product so that its quantity appears greater than it in fact is.

Bundling

Sell items of hardware ad software as a package.

 

Burn Rate

The rate at which an enterprise spends money, especially venture capital, in excess of income.

Business

A person's regular occupation, profession, or trade.

Business Plan

A document setting out a business's future objectives and strategies for achieving them.

 

Calendar Year

The period of 365 days (or 366 days in leap years) starting from the first of January, used for reckoning time in ordinary affairs.

Call to Action

In advertising material, a piece of content intended to induce a viewer, reader, or listener to perform a specific act, typically taking the form of an instruction or directive (e.g. buy now or click here ).

Capital

Wealth in the form of money or other assets owned by a person or organization or available or contributed for a particular purpose such as starting a company or investing.

 

Capitalism 

An economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.

Carbon Footprint

The amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, etc.

Carbon  Offset

The counteracting of carbon dioxide emissions with an equivalent reduction of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

 

Cash

Money in coins or notes, as distinct from checks, money orders, or credit.

 

Cash Flow

The total amount of money being transferred into and out of a business, especially as affecting liquidity.

Checking Account

An account at a bank against which checks can be drawn by the account depositor.

 

Click-through Rate

The percentage of people visiting a web page who access a hypertext link to a particular advertisement.

 

Co-branding

Designate a product or service with the brands of joint manufacturers or sponsors.

Cold-call

Make an unsolicited call on someone, by telephone or in person, in an attempt to sell goods or services.

 

Collateral

Something pledged as security for repayment of a loan, to be forfeited in the event of a default.

 

Command Economy

An economy in which production, investment, prices, and incomes are determined centrally by a government.

Commission

An amount of money, typically a set percentage of the value involved, paid to an agent in a commercial transaction.

 

Compensation

Something, typically money, awarded to someone as a recompense for loss, injury, or suffering.

 

Competitive Advantage

A condition or circumstance that puts a company in a favorable or superior business position.

Compromise

An agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions.

 

Conflict of Interest

A situation in which the concerns or aims of two different parties are incompatible.

 

Consultant

A person who provides expert advice professionally.

Consumer

A person who purchases goods and services for personal use.

 

Consumer Credit

Credit advanced to consumers for the purchase of goods or services.

 

Contract

A written or spoken agreement, especially one concerning employment, sales, or tenancy, that is intended to be enforceable by law.

Controlling

Determine the behavior or supervise the running of.

 

Conversion

The act or an instance of converting or the process of being converted.

 

Cooperative

A farm, business, or other organization that is owned and run jointly by its members, who share the profits or benefits.

Copyleft

An arrangement whereby software or artistic work may be used, modified, and distributed freely on condition that anything derived from it is bound by the same condition.

 

Copyright

The exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.

 

Corporation

A company or group of people authorized to act as a single entity (legally a person) and recognized as such in law.

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