Small Business

  1. 5 Big Companies' Biggest Blunders

    These companies were once at the top of their leagues, but have since fallen to near-obscurity.
  2. Workers' Compensation Catastrophe Cover

    A type of loss reinsurance that is purchased by insurers of workers' compensation to protect against losses that result from ...
  3. 5 Reasons Why You Don't Want To Grow Your Small Business

    Growth can mean delegating work, taking on more stress and more risk.
  4. The Economics Of Group Buying Sites

    Find out how these sites work, how they make money and how the deals affect the participating businesses.
  5. Why Social Media Isn't Like The Dotcom Boom

    Many investors see social media stocks as a bubble waiting to burst. Find out why they're wrong.
  6. 5 Myths About Personal Bankruptcy

    There are some persistent myths that hover over the process of bankruptcy that are either half-truths or completely false.
  7. Worker Adjustment And Retraining Notification Act – WARN

    A United States labor law that offers protection to workers, workers' families and communities by requiring certain employers ...
  8. What It Really Takes To Succeed In Business

    It takes a lot more than an Ivy League education to become a CEO.
  9. What Is A Pip?

    Learn how this measure of change is used in trading currencies on the forex market.
  10. When Celebrity Endorsements Don't Work

    These celebrities got into hot water that ended up costing them millions in endorsement deals.
  11. 9 Brands Resurrected Into Household Names

    All of these brands saw a dip in their popularity, only to have a revival to even greater heights.
  12. Liability Adjusted Cash Flow Yield - LACFY

    A fundamental analysis calculation that compares a company's long-term free cash flow to its outstanding liabilities over ...
  13. How To Survive A Bankruptcy Filing

    Learn how to make filing for bankruptcy less painful so you can successfully rebuild your financial life.
  14. The 5 Best Corporate Comebacks

    We'll look at five corporate comebacks in recent years where both the company's operations and share price experienced impressive ...
  15. How To Write A Business Plan

    A well-written business plan will help you gain investor interest and determine the strengths and weaknesses of your company. ...
  16. 5 Ways March Madness Makes Money

    With the popularity of the college basketball tournament, there's a lot of cash changing hands.
  17. 4 Reasons Pro Sports Teams File For Bankruptcy

    We look at the history of sports bankruptcies, and try to understand what makes them fail.
  18. Osborning

    The act of introducing or announcing a future product before it is commercially available, thereby negatively impacting the ...
  19. The Small Business Jobs Act: Make It Work For You

    Understanding how to manage business credit is the key to obtaining small business loans.
  20. How To Calculate The Tax You Owe

    Learn the basic information you need to calculate the taxes you'll owe the government this tax season.
  21. 5 Hot Franchises Right Now

    There are thousands of franchise opportunities to choose from, so getting down to a single option can take time.
  22. Social Identity

    A company's image as derived from its relationships. An organization's social identity comes from the groups that organization ...
  23. Top Job Perks You May Not Have Heard Of

    Companies are becoming increasingly creative with their benefits packages, in order to attract younger employees.
  24. Small Business Development Center - SBDC

    A partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and typically a local college or university designed to ...
  25. Calculating (Small) Company Credit Risk

    Determining creditworthiness of smaller and medium-sized corporations isn't as easy as for larger companies, but these tips ...
  26. Atmospherics

    The controllable characteristics of a retail space that entice a customer to enter the store, and which are designed to influence ...
  27. 2 Key Tactics Retailers Use To Increase Sales

    Many companies use versioning and bundling to increase sales. These strategies can offer value to consumers, but they also ...
  28. Advance Canvass

    A technique used by companies to generate "buzz" in advance of a new product launch or promotional campaign, by visiting ...
  29. Debt Restructuring Fraud

    An illegal technique where an individual or corporation hides or transfers assets before filing for bankruptcy. Debt restructuring ...
  30. Mompreneur

    A slang term describing women who run their own businesses while also acting as a full time parent. Mompreneurs are more ...
  31. 8 Steps To Becoming Your Own Boss

    Your step-by-step guide to leaving the nine-to-five world and striking out on your own ... successfully.
  32. 5 Products That Failed And Why

    Not every new strategy or product launch goes well; even those with big-name companies behind them can still fail.
  33. 5 Successful Mompreneurs

    Learn about the rise of the "mompreneur" and why these industrious women are getting so much attention.
  34. Series 24 Exam Prep: Stock Exchanges

    Before you take the series 24, you need to understand exchanges, listing requirements and much more.
  35. The Biggest IPO Flops

    The successful offering of General Motors may reinvigorate the IPO market, but investors should remember to be cautious when ...
  36. 6 Psychological Traps That Make You Spend

    If you're finding it hard to stick to your holiday budget, you're not alone. Find out what retailers do to weaken shoppers' ...
  37. Twit Pitch

    A slang term used to describe an overview of a product or service that is short enough to fit in the character limitations ...
  38. How To Ask For A Pay Raise

    We look at what you should and what you should avoid if you want to get the salary bump you deserve.
  39. Job Footprint

    The scope and range of an employee's duties while under a company's employ. A secretary's job footprint might include answering ...
  40. From Idea To Product: 4 Steps To Success

    These steps will help you bring your million-dollar invention to life, without breaking the bank.
  41. 5 Companies That Changed Their Core Products

    As times and technologies change, companies must adapt to fit the marketplace. These five companies are perfect examples ...
  42. Small Business Lending Index - SLBI

    An index of business lending that is published by Thomson Reuters/Paynet. The Small Business Lending Index (SLBI) is generally ...
  43. 6 Franchises That Are Cheap To Start

    These franchises are in the realm of financial reality for every-day people. Check them out to see if you'd like to run your ...
  44. Top 6 Reasons New Businesses Fail

    Running your own business may be the American Dream, but it's become a nightmare for many entrepreneurs. Learn how to avoid ...
  45. Inventrepreneur

    A type of entrepreneur who seeks to market or produce an invention of his or her own creation. Inventreprenuers can exist ...
  46. Law Of 29

    A belief held by some marketers that on average a prospective customer will not purchase a good or service until they have ...
  47. 6 Habits That Will Make You Broke

    Does your money run out before the end of the month? Here are six bad habits that will make you broke, and how to break them. ...
  48. 5 Traits Of A Successful Small Business

    If you own your own company, these characteristics will be ones you want to emulate.
  49. 5 Expensive Small Business Mistakes

    Don't just open the doors and bring in the customers - consider these five factors before launching your own business.
  50. Assessable Capital Stock

    The capital stock of any bank or financial institution that could be subject to assessment. Assessable capital stock makes ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Portfolio

    A portfolio is a grouping of financial assets such as stocks, bonds and cash equivalents, also their mutual, exchange-traded ...
  2. Gross Profit

    Gross profit is the profit a company makes after deducting the costs of making and selling its products, or the costs of ...
  3. Diversification

    Diversification is the strategy of investing in a variety of securities in order to lower the risk involved with putting ...
  4. Intrinsic Value

    Intrinsic value is the perceived or calculated value of a company, including tangible and intangible factors, and may differ ...
  5. Current Assets

    Current assets is a balance sheet item that represents the value of all assets that can reasonably expected to be converted ...
  6. Volatility

    Volatility measures how much the price of a security, derivative, or index fluctuates.
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