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  1. What is a Business?

    As a general term, business means the commercial activities of an individual or group engaging in some type of financial ...
  2. Explaining Banker's Acceptances

    A banker’s acceptance (BA) is a way for two unfamiliar parties to transact business on credit.
  3. Is the banking sector subject to any seasonal trends?

    Explore the unexpected seasonal trends that can be discerned regarding the banking industry and the financial services sector ...
  4. Microfinance & Macrofinance: What's The Difference?

    What are the key differences between microfinance and macrofinance? Investopedia takes a look.
  5. Why did Target's (TGT) expansion into Canada fail so quickly?

    Read about the four major reasons Target's expansion into Canada ended so abruptly and quickly after expanding into northern ...
  6. How Able Lending Works

    A new wave of peer-to-peer and peer-to-business lenders is reshaping the way borrowers obtain credit. Able's unique take ...
  7. How does private placement affect share price?

    Understand what it means when a company does a private placement, and learn how this typically impacts the share price of ...
  8. The Story Of Zipdial's Success

    Here is how ZipDial formed and subsequently shot to success in the Asian market.
  9. The Pros & Cons Of Being A Trader On The West Coast

    There are certain benefits and drawbacks that go with being a trader on the West Coast of North America.
  10. How can an investor terminate a derivative contract?

    Read a brief overview about some of the different ways that derivatives traders can terminate their contracts early, including ...
  11. What risks does a business owner face under a business structure with unlimited liability?

    Understand the types or risk a business owner faces under a business structure with unlimited liability. Learn why a business ...
  12. How do externalities represent profit opportunities?

    Find out how externalities can present profit opportunities for entrepreneurs who help direct efficient market outcomes by ...
  13. How do I set up a Limited Liability Company (LLC)?

    Learn about the main steps in forming an LLC, including filing the articles of organization and drafting an operating agreement.
  14. Can a Limited Liability Company (LLC) issue stock?

    Learn about a limited liability company, or LLC, and if it is able to issue stock. Understand the benefits of an LLC, both ...
  15. Explaining the Cash Budget

    A cash budget is a plan for the inflows and outflows of cash for a business or an individual.
  16. What are the major barriers to entry for new companies in the drugs sector?

    Find out why barriers to entry for U.S. drug companies are so high and how the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, inhibits ...
  17. Can a business ever be too small to issue commercial paper?

    See why market forces regulate the size of companies that issue commercial paper, even though there are no official regulations ...
  18. How Microfinance and Investment Banking Compare

    Investment banks and microfinance institutions (MFIs) provide similar services, but the clients they serve and the incentives ...
  19. Can I Become An Angel Investor?

    Because of SEC rules, you already need significant assets to become an angel investor.
  20. Are there any practical differences between a wholly owned subsidiary and a regular ...

    Explore the real, practical differences between a wholly owned subsidiary and a regular subsidiary. Local conditions determine ...
  21. Tech Startup Momentum Being Generated In Detroit

    Rising from the ashes in the once proud auto-manufacturing City of Detroit is a rapidly emerging tech startup scene that ...
  22. The 10 Richest Women In Fashion

    The top 10 richest women in fashion have many similarities as well as differences. From nationality to career trajectory, ...
  23. How are distribution channels generally organized?

    Find out how distribution channels are commonly organized, and learn about the most important elements in the distribution ...
  24. What is the difference between a direct and an indirect distribution channel?

    Learn about the primary differences between direct and indirect distribution channels, and under what circumstances a company ...
  25. How does a company efficiently keep track of its distribution channels?

    Learn some of the most important elements that need to be in place before a company's distribution channel can be considered ...
  26. If I retire in the Philippines, will I be able to work or start a small business?

    Learn more about obtaining a visa, finding a job and starting a business in the Philippines. Find out more about minimum ...
  27. How do companies calculate the estimated duration of a new project?

    Learn about some of the common methods used by companies to estimate the duration of a new project, including those with ...
  28. Should I Have An IPO on My Business

    The ultimate outside investment opportunity is going public through an initial public offering. However, IPOs come with costs ...
  29. 8 Fascinating Traits Billionaires Have In Common

    A top-notch education isn't enough to strike it rich. Nothing compares to learning the habits of the world's famous entrepreneurs ...
  30. Why Advisors Should Focus on Relationships

    Successful financial advisors share a secret: It's about the people, not the numbers.
  31. Why Small Business Owners Need Financial Advisors

    Small business owners are too busy to effectively manage their own money. That's why a financial advisor can be a big help. ...
  32. The 10 Richest Women In Tech & Media

    These 10 women are the wealthiest in tech and media.
  33. What are the biggest stadium naming rights deals of all time?

    Discover which stadium naming rights deals are the top three of all time. Learn the new and former names of the stadiums ...
  34. What are some good resources to help entrepreneurs develop a business model?

    Find out what resources are available for developing a small business model; learn what websites contain useful information ...
  35. What is a Business Model?

    Business model is the term for a company’s plan as to how it will earn revenue.
  36. What's Involved in Customer Service?

    Customer service is the part of a business tasked with enhancing customer satisfaction.
  37. Explaining Risk-Weighted Assets

    Risk-weighted assets is a banking term that refers to a method of measuring the risk inherent in a bank’s assets, which is ...
  38. Understanding Term Loans

    A loan from a bank for a specific amount that has a specified repayment schedule and a floating interest rate.
  39. What's the difference between a financial plan and a financial forecast?

    Learn which types of business structures present the greatest amount of risk through unlimited liability to the owner or ...
  40. For what sorts of purposes can the funds in a share premium account be disbursed?

    Discover various methods through which a business can work to reduce its deadweight loss while still following the letter ...
  41. What are some examples of how corporations manage short-term investments?

    Learn how a business owner can protect against significant liability by forming a corporate entity structure, and understand ...
  42. What's the Verdict on START-UP NY?

    START-UP NY is an initiative designed to attract companies to New York State by giving them 10 years of tax breaks. Sounds ...
  43. What are some of the well-known no-load funds?

    Find out more about the capital to risk-weighted assets ratio, what the ratio measures and the formula used to calculate ...
  44. Which factors drive the marginal propensity to consume?

    Understand how a limited liability company is taxed. Learn the tax structure of a single-owner LLC versus a multi-owner LLC.
  45. How can I merge technical analysis and fundamental analysis with quantitative analysis ...

    Understand the benefits a self-employed individual can gain through registering a sole proprietorship as a limited liability ...
  46. What is the difference between a money market fund and a savings account?

    Understand the usage of the Herfindahl-Hirschman index, and learn its advantages and disadvantages as a metric for making ...
  47. Can the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index be used to determine competitive balance in professional ...

    Understand what types of key performance indicators can be measured more than once a month and what indicators should be ...
  48. How do I calculate the Macaulay duration of a zero-coupon bond in Excel?

    Understand the difference between a horizontal integration and a vertical integration. Learn when a company would want to ...
  49. What are examples of products and companies that rely on protective tariffs to survive?

    Discover the best way for a startup to have sustainable growth. Startups that fail burn too much cash and are unable to respond ...
  50. Why do long-term care insurers require the loss of two Activities of Daily Living ...

    Find out why an importing or exporting merchant might turn to a banker's acceptance to help facilitate an international trade ...
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