Small Business

  1. Form 2106: Employee Business Expenses

    A tax form distributed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and used by taxpayers seeking to deduct expenses incurred while ...
  2. Student Debt: Is Bankruptcy The Answer?

    Student loans can be a huge financial burden, but bankruptcy won't necessarily save you from paying.
  3. Form 4070A: Employee's Daily Record of Tips

    A tax form distributed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and used by employees to keep track of the tips they receive ...
  4. Form 4070: Employee's Report Of Tips To Employer

    A tax form distributed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and used by employees who are compensated by tips to report ...
  5. IRS Publication 535 - Business Expenses

    A document published by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that provides guidance on what types of business expenses are ...
  6. Not Too Big To Fail: Corporate Financial Struggles

    Even the biggest corporations are not immune to financial failure. Here are five the biggest corporate bankruptcies of the ...
  7. IRS Publication 541

    A document published by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that provides tax information for partners and partnerships. IRS ...
  8. Stuffing

    The act of selling undesirable securities from the broker-dealer's account to client accounts. Stuffing allows broker-dealer ...
  9. Is Your Business Model Viable? An 8-Point Test

    You have a great business idea, but now you wonder: is my upstart business model really viable?
  10. Dead Airlines And What Killed Them

    These big-name airlines are no more. So what happened to them?
  11. Can't Get A Raise? Negotiate Your Benefits

    There are many ways your employer can make your job more pleasant, even when money is tight.
  12. Financial Professionals: The Benefits Of Joining An Association

    Make a name for yourself among your industry peers by joining a professional association.
  13. Articles Of Organization

    A formal legal document used to establish a limited liability (LLC) company at the state level. The document should include ...
  14. Public Relations: Offering Businesses A Competitive Advantage

    To maximize the sales potential of any business, a public relations program should be part of the master marketing plan. ...
  15. Buffett Scandals: Then And Now

    Controversy is nothing new for one of the most celebrated investors in America.
  16. What effect did the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 have on debtors?

    Credit card companies and banks hate deadbeats who take from their bottom lines. They especially dislike the Chapter 7 bankruptcy ...
  17. CEO Benefits You Wish You Had

    CEOs get many perks that the workers beneath them could only dream of. Here is a list of common CEO benefits as well as the ...
  18. What was Robert Citron's role in Orange County, California's bankruptcy?

    In 1994, Orange County announced that its investment pool had lost $1.6 billion. The announcement from the Southern California ...
  19. Floor Loan

    In real estate construction, the minimum loan that a lender agrees to advance in order to enable the builder to commence ...
  20. Master-Servant Rule

    A legal guideline stating that employers are responsible for the actions of their employees in many circumstances. If an ...
  21. Small Business Job Protection Act Of 1996

    An act of legislation that increased the minimum wage, simplified pension rules and adjusted taxes for small businesses. ...
  22. How To Attract Investors For Your Small Business

    Many businesses rely on venture capital in order to get off the ground. These tips will bring you closer to your grand opening! ...
  23. When Your Business Needs Money: Angel Investors

    If you have a promising business that needs a boost, you may be able to put your faith in these wealthy investors.
  24. Measuring The "Oprah Effect"

    An endorsement from Oprah can cause a small business to become an overnight success story.
  25. Should You Have A Business Partner?

    What are the advantages of having a business partner? What are the advantages of doing it yourself?
  26. Top 7 Myths About Starting A Business

    Don't let these myths stop you from reaching your entrepreneurial dreams.
  27. 7 Decisions That Lead To Bankruptcy In The UK

    In the past three years, personal bankruptcies have been on the rise throughout the U.K. Here's how it happens.
  28. Top 5 Reasons Why People Go Bankrupt

    Bankruptcy can be a result of overspending or bad planning, but sometimes, it's no one's fault. Find out how you can avoid ...
  29. The Defined-Benefit Plan's Many Problems

    The shift in retirement plan schemes - from defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans - raises some important issues. ...
  30. Sinful Investing: Is It For You?

    Sin stocks may seen outright undesirable to some, but these "naughty" industries bring stable returns - even in hard times. ...
  31. Corporate Espionage: Fact And Fiction

    Delve into the world of the corporate spy.
  32. 6 Reasons Why Products Fail

    There are a number of reasons outside of marketing and the actual product that can lead to unmitigated failure.
  33. Cram-Down Deal

    1. A situation in which a creditor is forced to accept undesirable terms imposed by a court during a bankruptcy or reorganization. ...
  34. Savior Plan

    When management and employees borrow money to invest in their failing company in an attempt to save it. Essentially, a savior ...
  35. Lipstick Entrepreneurs

    Independent, self-employed businesswomen who sell makeup or other female-oriented products and services. Lipstick entrepreneurs ...
  36. The Dark Side Of Debt Collection

    Debt collectors are becoming more aggressive, and have found "legal" ways to function outside the law. Know your rights and ...
  37. Convenience Of Employer Test

    The test that is applied to determine whether meals, lodging, transportation or other work-related expenses furnished by ...
  38. Antitrust Defined

    Check out the history and reasons behind antitrust laws, as well as the arguments over them.
  39. Unemployment Income

    An insurance benefit that is paid as a result of a taxpayer's inability to find gainful employment. Unemployment income is ...
  40. Whom Should Corporations Please?

    Companies balance the interests of owners, customers and employees. Find out who comes out on top.
  41. Reaffirmation

    An agreement made between a debtor and a creditor to repay some or all of a debt. Reaffirmations are made on a purely voluntary ...
  42. Career-Ending Move

    A huge mistake or bad decision made by an employee that has big consequences. A career-ending move is a mistake so egregious ...
  43. Coaster

    An employee with low ambition and, consequently, low productivity. The term coaster is used to describe an employee that ...
  44. Cover Your Ass

    A tactic used by employees to share blame or divert blame should something go wrong. "Covering your ass" is usually done ...
  45. Farm Team

    A baseball reference applied to businesses that train employees only to have them leave for competing firms. A farm team ...
  46. Rent-A-Crowd

    A group of people rented to make a business appear busy. Rent-a-crowds are sometimes employed on the grand openings of a ...
  47. Rent-An-Employee

    A business strategy where a company will hire fake employees to make a business look busy. Rented employees are sometimes ...
  48. Celebrity Recession: Stars Who've Lost It All

    Not even celebrities were immune to the economic downturn of the past year. See who fell and why.
  49. Business Starts Index

    A compilation of statistics published by Dun & Bradstreet that reports the number of businesses – incorporated and unincorporated ...
  50. Even Millionaires Go Bankrupt

    It shouldn't shock people that millionaires go bankrupt. Once you become a millionaire, there are a million ways to lose ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Compound Annual Growth Rate - CAGR

    The Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) is the mean annual growth rate of an investment over a specified period of time longer ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. Price-Earnings Ratio - P/E Ratio

    The Price-to-Earnings Ratio or P/E ratio is a ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative ...
  4. Internal Rate of Return - IRR

    Internal Rate of Return (IRR) is a metric used in capital budgeting to estimate the profitability of potential investments.
  5. Limit Order

    An order placed with a brokerage to buy or sell a set number of shares at a specified price or better.
  6. Current Ratio

    The current ratio is a liquidity ratio that measures a company's ability to pay short-term and long-term obligations.
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