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  1. Trilateral Commission

    The Trilateral Commission is a non-governmental policy discussion group of about 325 distinguished citizens from North America, ...
  2. Competition-Driven Pricing

    Competition-driven pricing is a method of pricing in which the seller makes a decision based on the prices of its competition.
  3. RAM Scraping Attack

    A RAM scraping attack is a type of malware intrusion of a point-of-sale computer that is designed to steal large pools of ...
  4. Accounts Receivable Aging

    Accounts receivable aging is a report categorizing a company's accounts receivable according to the length of time an invoice ...
  5. Barcode

    A barcode is an image consisting of a series of parallel black and white lines that, when scanned, relay information about ...
  6. Enterprise Mobility

    Enterprise mobility is a trend in business where work occurs away from a centralized location.
  7. Back Of The Napkin Business Model

    A back of the napkin business model is a simple, informal plan which includes basic ideas and components, but lacks any fine ...
  8. What is the difference between closed-end credit and a line of credit?

    Understand the difference between closed-end credit, open-end credit, and lines of credit. Then find out how each are used ...
  9. China Currency Bill

    The China Currency Bill was a potential law passed by the U.S. Senate that would have added tariffs to countries found to ...
  10. Bertil Ohlin

    Bertil Ohlin received the 1977 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, along with James Meade, for his research on international ...
  11. Trade Adjustment Allowance

    A trade adjustment allowance is a subsidy paid to individuals who have lost work because of increased imports or the export ...
  12. Anatolian Tiger

    Anatolian Tiger is a colloquial term that refers to several cities in central Turkey whose industrial strength has resulted ...
  13. National Bureau of Economic Research - NBER

    National Bureau of Economic Research - NBER - is a private, non-profit, non-partisan research organization to promote greater ...
  14. The Importance of Planning When Selling a Business

    The key ingredient for successfully selling a business is to start planning well in advance.
  15. Canadian Securities Institute (CSI)

    The Canadian Securities Institute is Canada's leading provider of professional credentials and compliance programs for the ...
  16. ATA Carnet

    An ATA carnet is an international customs document that allows holders to eliminate import duties and taxes and clear customs ...
  17. Keidanren

    Keidanren is a Japanese abbreviation for the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations, created in 1946 to address business ...
  18. Rent-an-Employee

    A rent-an-employee is a business strategy where a company will hire fake employees to make a business look busy.
  19. How Does FIFA Make Money?

    A look at the hugely successful business model of FIFA.
  20. Samurai Market

    Samurai market is a slang term for the stock market in Japan, and the term is usually used by non-residents of Japan.
  21. A-B Split

    The A-B Split is a method of testing the effectiveness of marketing methods or media.
  22. How Companies Can Reduce Internal and External Business Risk

    How Companies Can Reduce Internal and External Business Risk. Learn How a Company Can Reduce Each Type of Operational Risk.
  23. Home Office

    A home office is a space designated in a person's residence for official business purposes.
  24. Debt Financing vs Equity Financing - Which is Cheaper?

    When financing a company, the cost of obtaining capital comes through debt or equity. Find out which method generally provides ...
  25. Business Tax Credits

    Business tax credits are federal income tax credits available to businesses.
  26. Research Activities Credit

    The Research Activities Credit is a nonrefundable federal tax credit implemented as an incentive for businesses to increase ...
  27. Clear Business Setting Test

    The clear business setting test is a test for determining if business-related dining and entertainment expenses are tax-deductible. ...
  28. Cram-Down Deal

    A cram-down deal refers to when an investor or creditor is forced into accepting undesirable terms in a transaction or in ...
  29. Bamboo Network

    The Bamboo Network is a network of expat-Chinese businesses in Southeast Asia with links to the economy of Greater China. ...
  30. Breeder's Insurance Policy

    A breeder's insurance policy provides protection against damage, theft or loss of bred animals.
  31. Leave-Sharing Plan

    A leave-sharing plan is a procedure put in place by employers allowing employees to donate unused sick-leave time to other ...
  32. Crammed Down

    "Crammed down" refers to the result of a dilutive venture capital financing round or the imposition of a bankruptcy reorganization ...
  33. Start Your Own Financial Planning Firm

    Read on to learn how to make your owning a financial planning firm dream a reality.
  34. Corporate Ownership Of Life Insurance (COLI)

    Corporate ownership of life insurance or corporate-owned life insurance refers to insurance obtained and owned by a company ...
  35. American Council Of Life Insurance

    The American Council Of Life Insurance is an association of American life insurance carriers based in Washington D.C.
  36. Wholesale Life Insurance

    Wholesale life insurance is a type of employer-sponsored protection against the loss of income in the event the insured becomes ...
  37. 8(a) Firm

    An 8(a) firm is a small business that is owned and operated by socially or economically disadvantaged individuals.
  38. Junior Company

    A junior company is a small company that is developing or seeking to develop a natural resource deposit or field.
  39. Love Money

    Love money is capital extended by family and/or friends to an entrepreneur to start a business venture.
  40. Parsonage Allowance

    Parsonage allowance is designated by the governing board of a church to its clergy or ministers for the expenses of providing ...
  41. What You Should Know About Net Neutrality

    Here's what the end of Net Neutrality means for us.
  42. Brokerage Department

    A brokerage department within an insurance company obtains insurance for difficult-to-insure customers through alternate ...
  43. Leveraged Employee Stock Ownership Plan - LESOP

    An equity compensation system where sponsoring companies leverage credit to purchase shares from company treasuries, to then ...
  44. Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation - NQDC

    Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation is compensation an employee has earned but not received. It's often used a as a tax-saving ...
  45. United States Government Life Insurance (USGLI)

    United States Government Life Insurance was established in 1919 to provide term, permanent and endowment insurance up to ...
  46. No-Load Life Insurance

    No-load life insurance is a type of life insurance that charges much lower fees and expenses than conventionl life policies.
  47. Catastrophe Futures

    Catastrophe futures are futures contracts used by insurance companies to protect themselves against future catastrophe losses. ...
  48. Business Auto Coverage Form

    A business auto coverage form is provided to business owners when creating an insurance contract for a company's cars, trucks, ...
  49. Career-Ending Move

    A career-ending move is a huge mistake, bad decision or misdeed made by a worker that has big career consequences.
  50. Work Ticket

    A work ticket is a form that shows the time spent by an employee working on a particular job.
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Hot Definitions
  1. Quick Ratio

    The quick ratio measures a company’s ability to meet its short-term obligations with its most liquid assets.
  2. Leverage

    Leverage results from using borrowed capital as a source of funding when investing to expand the firm's asset base and generate ...
  3. Financial Risk

    Financial risk is the possibility that shareholders will lose money when investing in a company if its cash flow fails to ...
  4. Enterprise Value (EV)

    Enterprise Value (EV) is a measure of a company's total value, often used as a more comprehensive alternative to equity market ...
  5. Relative Strength Index - RSI

    Relative Strength Indicator (RSI) is a technical momentum indicator that compares the magnitude of recent gains to recent ...
  6. Dividend

    A dividend is a distribution of a portion of a company's earnings, decided by the board of directors, to a class of its shareholders.
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