Investopedia Staff

Investopedia Staff

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  1. Entrepreneurship

    Soft Skills

    Soft skills are the character traits and interpersonal skills that characterize a person's relationships with other people. ...
  2. Entrepreneurship

    Seed Capital

    Seed capital is the initial capital used to start a business.
  3. Financial Analysis


    Weighted is a description of adjustments to a figure to account for different proportions or "weights" of components that ...
  4. Financial Analysis


    Risk-seeking is an acceptance of greater volatility and uncertainty in investments or trading in exchange for anticipated ...
  5. Financial Analysis

    Time Draft

    A time draft is a form of short-term credit used for financing transactions of goods in international trade with a bank standing ...
  6. Entrepreneurship

    Peter Principle

    The Peter Principle is an observation that in an organizational hierarchy, every employee will rise or get promoted to his ...
  7. Entrepreneurship

    Creative Destruction

    Creative destruction is when innovation deconstructs long-standing arrangements and frees resources to be deployed elsewhere.
  8. Entrepreneurship

    Chief Financial Officer - CFO

    A chief financial officer is the senior manager responsible for overseeing the financial activities of an entire company. ...
  9. Entrepreneurship

    Unlimited Liability

    An unlimited liability is a type of business where owners share responsibilities for the entire amount of debt and liabilities ...
  10. Entrepreneurship


    Restructuring is a significant modification made to the debt, operations or structure of a company.
  11. Entrepreneurship

    Term Sheet

    A term sheet is a non-binding agreement setting forth the basic terms and conditions under which an investment will be made.
  12. Entrepreneurship

    Business Plan

    A business plan is a written document that describes in detail how a new business is going to achieve its goals.
  13. Entrepreneurship

    Silo Mentality

    A silo mentality is an attitude found in some organizations that occurs when groups do not want to share information with ...
  14. Entrepreneurship

    Middle Office

    A middle office is the group of employees in a financial services company that manages risk and calculates profits and losses.
  15. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Bond Option

    A bond option is an option contract in which the underlying asset is a bond. Other than the different characteristics of ...