Entrepreneurship

  1. The CEO Dream Team - Walton, Schwab, Marcus And Blank

    The successes of these three CEOs can be linked back to one common factor: customer service.
  2. Dealing With 9 Coworker Personality Conflicts

    The workplace is one place where people can be difficult, dysfunctional and downright brutish - and you still have to deal ...
  3. How did Dow Chemical defeat an international monopoly in the 1900s?

    Herbert Henry Dow, a Canadian by birth, was a remarkable man. A chemist and an entrepreneur, Dow was one of the first people ...
  4. How To Lay Off Staff

    Firing employees isn't easy, but it is simple: be honest, be compassionate and be quick
  5. Infectious Greed

    A phrase used in his July 2002 testimony before the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs by former Federal Reserve ...
  6. Dry Hole

    A business venture that ends up being a loss. The buzz word "dry hole" was originally used in oil exploration to describe ...
  7. Corporate Raider

    An investor who buys a large number of shares in a corporation whose assets appear to be undervalued. The large share purchase ...
  8. Why is Frank Quattrone credited with contributing to the growth of the dotcom bubble?

    Frank Quattrone was one of the most powerful figures during the dotcom bubble. He was one of the first investment bankers ...
  9. Business Startup Costs: It's In The Details

    Don't overlook the details when starting up a business. It's the small expenses that have the potential to make or break ...
  10. Peer-To-Peer Lending Breaks Down Financial Borders

    Banks are no longer the only option for a loan - the P2P lending system operates without them.
  11. What is the history behind today's bankruptcy laws?

    Julius Caesar was emperor of Rome for a scant five months, but in that short time he changed the course of financial history. ...
  12. Iceland's Near Collapse: What Can We Learn?

    This thriving country was brought to its knees by the rapid growth - and subsequent decline - of its banking industry.
  13. Reining In CEO Rewards

    Could bloated CEO compensation be to blame for the widening gap between the rich and the ultra-rich?
  14. From The Printing Press To The Internet

    Find out how this invention contributed to the development and evolution of the U.S. economy.
  15. A Close-Up On Gross Ups

    Learn about this hidden perk and why it's often bad news for investors.
  16. Share The Wealth With Franchises

    Skip the first step and build off of someone else's successful business model.
  17. Be Your Own Boss By Freelancing

    Learn the pros and cons before you bid adieu to sales meetings and power suits forever.
  18. Protect Your Company From Employee Lawsuits

    Understanding employment practices liability insurance is easy, once you know the basics.
  19. The Rise And Demise Of New Century Financial

    A case study in how poor planning toppled a subprime mortgage giant.
  20. Stop Scams In Their Tracks

    Find out how to protect yourself and your loved ones from financial fraudsters.
  21. Seek An Adventure In Venture Capital

    Make a career out of chasing down the "next big thing".
  22. Starting A Small Business In Tough Economic Times

    We provide 6 tips for creating a winning business in a losing economy.
  23. What are the differences between chapter 7 and chapter 11 bankruptcy?

    Chapter 7 bankruptcy is sometimes also called liquidation bankruptcy. Firms experiencing this form of bankruptcy are past ...
  24. What's the difference between pre-money and post-money?

    The short answer to the question is that they differ in timing of valuation. Both pre-money and post-money are valuation ...
  25. What is an earnings conference call?

    The earnings conference call is a way for companies to relay information to all interested parties, including institutional ...
  26. What does 'going public' mean?

    Going public refers to a private company's initial public offering (IPO), thus becoming a publicly traded and owned entity. ...
  27. My company has three partners but plans to hire more this year. Would we be better off with an SBO-401(k) or a SIMPLE IRA?

    It depends.The SBO-401(k) plan is suitable if the plan covers only the business owners - in this case, the partners in the ...
  28. Who coined the term "entrepreneur"?

    For one, it wasn't Adam Smith. One person strangely overlooked in Smith's free market masterpiece, The Wealth of Nations, ...
  29. To whom was the term "corporate kleptocracy" first applied?

    The term "corporate kleptocracy" is believed to have originated in a 2004 report by the Special Committee of the Board of ...
  30. What recognized CEO earned the moniker "Neutron Jack"?

    When it was announced that Jack Welch would be taking over as head of General Electric (NYSE:GE), skeptics wondered how much ...
  31. Does investing in sustainable or "green" companies provide lower returns?

    To determine the kinds of returns that can be expected from investments in sustainable or "green" companies, the distinction ...
  32. What is an entrepreneur's elevator pitch?

    An important part of being an entrepreneur is pitching or making the case for the product, project or idea you intend to ...
  33. 8 Ways To Survive A Market Downturn

    Stay calm, play dead and keep your eyes open for attractive valuations.
  34. What Makes Investors Tick?

    Every style of investing is different, so where do you fit in?
  35. Elevator Pitch

    A slang term used to describe a brief speech that outlines an idea for a product, service or project. The name comes from ...
  36. Enduring Purpose

    A public statement regarding a company's core principles, defining values, as well as its short- and long-term goals. An ...
  37. Closing Bell

    A bell that rings to signify the end of a trading session. The closing bell occurs at 4:00 pm EST. Between 1870 and 1903, ...
  38. Baptism of Fire

    A difficult situation that a company or individual experiences that will result in either success or failure. Examples include ...
  39. Corporate Cannibalism

    An act of self-infringement upon market share by corporations through the issuance of new products. Also known as "market ...
  40. Honcho

    Slang term describing the leader, manager, chief or person in charge of an organization or a project. The CEO of a company ...
  41. Junior Capital Pool - JCP

    A corporate structure whereby companies can issue shares to the public before actually establishing a line of business. The ...
  42. Leprechaun Leader

    A corporate manager or an executive who, like the fabled Irish elf, is a mischievous and elusive creature said to possess ...
  43. Love Money

    Seed money or capital given by family or friends to an entrepreneur to start a business. The decision to lend money and the ...
  44. Marquee Asset

    A company's most prized asset, one that is a highly visible symbol of its success and often the biggest contributor to its ...
  45. Vulture Capitalist

    1. A slang word for a venture capitalist who deprives an inventor of control over his or her own innovations and most of ...
  46. Pre-Money Valuation

    A slang phrased that refers to the value of a company's stock before it goes public. The term is often used by venture capitalists. ...
  47. Regulation D - Reg D

    A Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulation governing private placement exemptions. Reg D allows usually smaller ...
  48. Traunch

    One of a series of fund allotments earmarked for a specific purpose, such as a financing round in a start-up. Traunches are ...
  49. Travel Expenses

    The costs associated with traveling for the purpose of conducting business-related activities. Travel expenses can generally ...
  50. Development Stage

    A company that is in a preliminary or early state of its corporate life. A development stage company is characterized by ...
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    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
Hot Definitions
  1. Trickle-Down Theory

    An economic idea which states that decreasing marginal and capital gains tax rates - especially for corporations, investors ...
  2. North American Free Trade Agreement - NAFTA

    A regulation implemented on Jan. 1, 1994, that eventually eliminated tariffs to encourage economic activity between the United ...
  3. Agency Theory

    A supposition that explains the relationship between principals and agents in business. Agency theory is concerned with resolving ...
  4. Treasury Bill - T-Bill

    A short-term debt obligation backed by the U.S. government with a maturity of less than one year. T-bills are sold in denominations ...
  5. Index

    A statistical measure of change in an economy or a securities market. In the case of financial markets, an index is a hypothetical ...
  6. Return on Market Value of Equity - ROME

    Return on market value of equity (ROME) is a comparative measure typically used by analysts to identify companies that generate ...
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