Glossary:

"a list of difficult, technical, or foreign terms with definitions or translations, as for some particular author, field of knowledge,..."

- Webster's New World College Dictionary, Third Edition

One identifying mark of a neophyte in any field is their lack of knowledge of the basic lingo of the profession. For small business owners, knowing the right vocabulary can make a difference in obtaining the funding you need, forming a good relationship with vendors and clients, and in meeting legal requirements for your business. Here is a great place to learn all the words that will help you on the path to success in your venture.

 

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

 

A


Accounting
Accredited
Accredited Investor
Acquisition
Advertising
Angel Investor
Appraisal

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B


Bankruptcy
Barter
Bookkeeping
Budgeting
Business Incubation
Business Valuation

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C


Certified 8(a) Firm
Collateral
Commercial Lending
Confidentiality Agreement
Consultant
Consumer Direct Marketing
Contract
Contract Employee
Copyright
Corporation
Credit
Creditworthy
Crisis Management

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D


Direct Selling
Disaster Planning
Distributor
Dissolution
Downline
Due Diligence

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E


Ecommerce
Entrepreneur
Equity
Ethics

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F


Financial Management
Freelancer

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G


General Partnership
Grant
GWAC (Government-wide Acquisition Contract

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H


Home Based Business
Human Resources

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I


IFB (Invitation for a Bid)
Independent Contractor
Independent Distributor
Independent Professional
Independent Representative
Independent Sales Representative
Initial Public Offering (IPO)
Insurance
Intellectual Property
Intrapreneur

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J


Joint Venture

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K


Keogh Plan

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L


Leverage
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Limited Partnership
Line of Credit
Loan

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M


Management
Marketing
Market Research
Merger
Multilevel Marketing

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N


North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS)
Network Marketing
Networking
Noncompete Covenant
Nondisclosure Agreement

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O


Outsourcing

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P


Partnership
Patent
Planning
Ponzi Scheme
Public Relations
Pyramid Scheme

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Q


Qualification

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R


RFA (Request for Application)
RFP (Request for Proposal)
RFQ (Request for Quotation)
Risk

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S


Sales
SCORE
Sealed Bid
Small Business
Small Business Administration (SBA)
SOHO
Sole Proprietorship
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code
Strategic Alliance
Subprime Lending

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T


Target Market
Telecommuting
Temp
Termination
Trade Secret
Trademark

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V


Vendor
Venture Capital
Virtual Assistant

 

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