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  1. What is the difference between the cost of capital and the discount rate?

    Learn about the differences between the cost of capital and the discount rate as they relate to estimating a required return ...
  2. What is a blackout period?

    Learn what a blackout period is, and why it usually occurs when major changes are being made to a plan. Find out how long ...
  3. What are some examples of businesses that use market segmentation?

    Find out what types of businesses use market segmentation, and how this strategy helps companies market their products more ...
  4. How To Calculate ROI Of A Marketing Campaign

    Learn to make the most of your marketing spend. Know how to measure its results by calculating the return on investment (ROI) ...
  5. Roll-Up Merger

    A roll-up merger is when an investor, such as a private equity firm, buys up companies in the same market and merges them ...
  6. Social Good

    A social good is an act that benefits the largest number of people in the largest possible way, such as clean air, clean ...
  7. Reciprocal Insurance Exchange

    Reciprocal insurance exchanges are where individuals and businesses exchange insurance contracts to spread the risk among ...
  8. Human-Life Approach

    The human-life approach calculates the amount of life insurance a family needs based on the financial loss they'd experience ...
  9. Unintentional Tort

    An unintentional tort is a type of unintended accident that leads to injury, property damage or financial loss.
  10. Musharakah

    Musharakah is a joint enterprise or partnership structure in Islamic finance in which partners share in the profits and losses ...
  11. What is the difference between a merger and an acquisition?

    Learn about the legal differences between a corporate merger and corporate acquisition, two terms used when companies are ...
  12. What are the different ways that corporations can raise capital?

    Find out about the most common types of debt and equity capital for corporations. Learn how interest and dividend payments ...
  13. How can I calculate break-even analysis in Excel?

    Learn what break-even analysis is and how to find the break-even point using the Goal Seek tool in Microsoft Excel using ...
  14. How does revenue sharing work in practice?

    Find out how revenue sharing works as profits are distributed among associated business partners. Learn how revenue sharing ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. What are the responsibilities of the principal in a company?

    Learn what a principal is as it relates to business management, and the differences between all the meanings. Find out what ...
  17. 7 Popular Marketing Techniques For Small Businesses

    Find out seven small business marketing techniques to help your business grow its customer base using several low cost methods.
  18. Brand Recognition

    Brand recognition is the extent to which the general public (or an organization's target market) is able to identify a brand ...
  19. Headhunter

    A headhunter is a corporation or individual that provides employment recruiting services.
  20. Terms of Employment

    Terms of employment are conditions that an employer and employee agree upon for a job.
  21. Signing Bonus

    If a company offers a prospective hire financial awards to take a job, it is called a signing bonus.
  22. Vested Benefit

    A financial incentive granted to employees who have met the required term of service for full entitlement to the incentive ...
  23. Risk Financing

    Risk financing is the determination of how an organization will pay for loss events in the most effective and least costly ...
  24. The Basics of Business Development

    Find out what business development consists of. Learn about the strategic ideas, initiatives and activities aimed towards ...
  25. Will I Lose My Shares If a Company is Delisted?

    Learn about stock listing requirements and what happens to cause a company's stock to be delisted from a major exchange such ...
  26. 7 Steps To Selling Your Small Business

    Selling your small business is often a complex venture. These seven considerations can help you build a solid plan for profit ...
  27. Bilateral Contract

    A bilateral contract is a reciprocal arrangement between two parties by which each promises to perform an act in exchange ...
  28. You Can Save for College and Grow Your Business

    If you are an entrepreneur, it can be hard to decide where to put your money - towards your business or your child's education. ...
  29. Lean Six Sigma

    Lean Six Sigma is a team-focused managerial approach that seeks to improve performance by eliminating waste and defects.
  30. Consortium

    A consortium is a group made up of two or more individuals, companies or governments that work together toward achieving ...
  31. Social Media Marketing (SMM)

    Social media marketing (SMM) is the use of social media websites and social networks to market a company’s products and services.
  32. Advertising Elasticity of Demand (AED)

    Advertising elasticity of demand (AED) is a measure of a market's sensitivity to increases or decreases in advertising saturation.
  33. Monthly Active User (MAU)

    Monthly Active User (MAU) is a key performance indicator (KPI) often used by online games, mobile apps and social networking ...
  34. Succession Planning

    Succession planning is the strategy for passing on leadership roles and often the ownership of a company to an employee or ...
  35. Other Post-Employment Benefits - OPEB

    Non-pension benefits offered to retiring workers are called other post-employment benefits.
  36. Performance Bonus

    When an employer offers supplemental compensation to employees for meeting targets, it is called a performance bonus.
  37. Key Employee

    A staffer who is a stakeholder and in a decision-making role at a company is called a key employee.
  38. Adjusted Net Worth

    Adjusted net worth is the value of an insurance company based on capital values, surplus values and an estimated value of ...
  39. Debtor-in-Possession Financing (DIP Financing)

    Debtor-in-possession financing (DIP financing) is a special kind of financing meant for companies that are financially distressed ...
  40. Business Exit Strategy

    A business exit strategy is an entrepreneur's strategic plan to sell their ownership in a company to investors or another ...
  41. Queuing Theory

    Queuing theory is the mathematical study of the congestion and delays of waiting in line.
  42. Virtual Office

    A virtual office gives businesses a physical address and office-related services without the overhead of a long lease and ...
  43. Keogh Plan

    A Keogh plan is a tax-deferred pension plan available to self-employed individuals or unincorporated businesses for retirement ...
  44. Razor-Razorblade Model

    The razor-razorblade model is a pricing tactic in which a dependent good is sold at a loss (or at cost) and a paired consumable ...
  45. Direct Participation Program (DPP)

    A direct participation program (DPP) is a pooled entity that offers investors access to a business venture's cash flow and ...
  46. Competitive Intelligence

    Competitive intelligence is the act of collecting and analyzing actionable information about competitors and the marketplace ...
  47. Insurance Grace Period

    An insurance grace period is a defined amount of time after the premium is due in which a policyholder can make a premium ...
  48. Safe Deposit Box

    A safe deposit box is usually located inside a bank and is used to store valuables.
  49. Hurricane Deductible

    A hurricane deductible is the amount a homeowner must pay before insurance will cover the damage caused by a hurricane.
  50. Care, Custody Or Control (CCC)

    Care, custody or control (CCC) is a liability insurance exclusion that removes indemnification for the insured when a property ...
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