Entrepreneurship

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  1. Elon Musk Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Read more about Elon Musk, the South African immigrant turned technology and engineering entrepreneur and inventor worth ...
  2. Business Insurance

    Business insurance coverage protects businesses from losses due to events that may occur during the normal course of business.
  3. Top 10 Features of a Profitable Rental Property

    Looking to purchase a rental property? These are the factors that should be considered for income-producing real estate. ...
  4. 5 Mistakes That Make House Flipping a Flop

    If you're just looking to get rich quick by flipping a house, you could end up in the poorhouse. Be sure to avoid these mistakes. ...
  5. Bird Dog

    A bird dog is a person who looks for motivated sellers and undervalued properties to pass on to a real estate investor in ...
  6. How To Protect Your Retirement from Lawsuits

    Getting sued is one of those things that no one really plans on. Be proactive and make sure your hard-earned retirement is ...
  7. Underwriter Syndicate

    An underwriter syndicate is a temporary group of investment banks and broker-dealers who come together to sell offerings ...
  8. Tombstone

    A tombstone is a written advertisement placed by investment bankers in a public offering of a security that provides basic ...
  9. Firm

    A firm is a business organization, such as a corporation, limited liability company or partnership, that sells goods or services ...
  10. Brand Identity

    Brand identity is how a business presents itself to, and wants to be perceived by, its consumers.
  11. Commercial Lines Insurance

    Commercial lines insurance helps keep the economy running smoothly by protecting businesses from potential losses they couldn’t ...
  12. Experience Rating (Insurance)

    Experience rating (insurance) is the amount of loss that an insured party experiences compared to the amount of loss that ...
  13. Partnership

    A partnership is a formal arrangement in which two or more parties cooperate to manage and operate a business.
  14. Code of Ethics

    A code of ethics is a guide of principles designed to help professionals conduct business honestly and with integrity.
  15. Cost of Capital

    Cost of capital is the required return necessary to make a capital budgeting project, such as building a new factory, worthwhile. ...
  16. Value Proposition

    Value proposition refers to a business or marketing statement that summarizes why a consumer should buy a product or use ...
  17. Net Present Value - NPV

    Net Present Value (NPV) is the difference between the present value of cash inflows and the present value of cash outflows ...
  18. Surplus Share Treaty

    A surplus share treaty is reinsurance in which the ceding insurer retains a fixed amount of liability and the reinsurer takes ...
  19. Merger Of Equals

    A merger of equals is when two firms of about the same size come together to form a single company.
  20. Elimination Period

    Elimination period is the length of time between when an injury or illness begins, and receiving benefit payments from an ...
  21. Accredited In Business Valuation (ABV)

    Accredited In Business Valuation (ABV) is a professional designation awarded to CPAs who specialize in calculating the value ...
  22. Protected Cell Company (PCC)

    A Protected Cell Company (PCC) is a corporate structure, a single legal entity made of a core and several cells with separate ...
  23. Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)

    A chartered life underwriter (CLU) is a professional designation for individuals who wish to specialize in life insurance ...
  24. Casualty Insurance

    Casualty insurance is a broad category of coverage against loss of property, damage or other liabilities.
  25. Non-Accredited Investor

    A non-accredited investor is anyone who fails to meet the SEC income or net worth requirements for accredited investors. ...
  26. Financial Guarantee

    A financial guarantee is a non-cancellable indemnity bond backed by an insurer to guarantee investors that principal and ...
  27. Uninsurable Risk

    Uninsurable risk is a condition that poses unknowable or unacceptable risk of loss.
  28. Wrap-Up Insurance

    Wrap-up insurance is an all-encompassing liability insurance policy that protects all contractors and subcontractors working ...
  29. Frequency-Severity Method

    Frequency-severity method is an actuarial method that determines expected number of claims (and average costs) that will ...
  30. Annual Budget

    An annual budget outlines projected items on income, balance sheet and cash flow statements over a 12-month period.
  31. Runoff Insurance

    Runoff insurance is an insurance policy provision that covers claims made against companies that have been acquired, merged ...
  32. Employer's Liability Insurance

    Employer's liability insurance protects employers from financial loss if a worker has a job-related injury or illness not ...
  33. Facultative Reinsurance

    Facultative reinsurance is purchased by a primary insurer to cover a single risk or a block of risks held in the primary ...
  34. Cross-Liability Coverage

    Cross-liability coverage is an endorsement for insurance policies that cover multiple parties, in which one party sues another ...
  35. Excess Of Loss Reinsurance

    Excess of loss reinsurance is a type of reinsurance in which the reinsurer indemnifies the ceding company for losses that ...
  36. Quota Share Treaty

    A quota share treaty is a pro rata reinsurance contract in which the insurer and reinsurer share premiums and losses according ...
  37. How Much Is Dropbox Worth?

    Learn about the private company Dropbox and how it operates. Understand the company's current valuation, how it was derived, ...
  38. Archangel

    An archangel is an angel investor who's gone through numerous high-profile, successful exits.
  39. Adventure Capitalist

    An adventure capitalist is an investor who backs higher risk startups.
  40. Make To Assemble - MTA

    When manufacturers assemble the stored parts of products only when customers order them it is called a make to assemble strategy.
  41. Sales Meeting

    A discussion to promote the purchase of a service or product to potential buyers is called a sales meeting.
  42. Reinsurance Ceded

    Reinsurance ceded is the portion of risk that a primary insurer passes to a reinsurer.
  43. Wash-Out Round

    A wash-out round is when the owners and management of a company often stand to lose control.
  44. Soft Metrics

    The intangible elements that define the presence of a company are often called soft metrics.
  45. Power Broker

    A power broker is an influential person who may work behind the scenes through their connections to help sway over others.
  46. Dry Hole

    A dry hole is when a business venture no longer generates revenue and has no prospects for future customers.
  47. Fat Cat

    A fat cat is an executive or industry leader who earns an exorbitant salary.
  48. What are the Four Types of Economic Utility?

    Understand the four main types of economic utility that apply to transactions between consumers and businesses: form, time, ...
  49. Beware of these Five Bitcoin Scams

    We look at five bitcoin scams and how to protect yourself from fraud.
  50. Limited Entrepreneur

    A limited entrepreneur is a person who does not take active management of a limited liability company they have interest ...
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  1. 5 Ways To Make Your Home Remodels Pay Off

    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. Earnings Per Share - EPS

    Earnings per share (EPS) is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock.
  2. Trustee

    A person or firm that holds or administers property or assets for the benefit of a third party. A trustee may be appointed ...
  3. Gross Domestic Product - GDP

    GDP is the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country's borders in a specific time period, ...
  4. Debt/Equity Ratio

    The D/E ratio indicates how much debt a company is using to finance its assets relative to the value of shareholders’ equity.
  5. Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

    A security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange.
  6. Net Present Value - NPV

    Net Present Value (NPV) is the difference between the present value of cash inflows and the present value of cash outflows ...
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