Encyclopedia of small business, 3d ed.; 2v.9780787691127
Encyclopedia of small business, 3d ed.; 2v.
Ed. by Arsen J. Darnay and Monique D. Magee.
From "absenteeism" to "zoning ordinances," this two-volume encyclopedia presents 605 alphabetical entries intended as an information resource for the small business owner in the United States or the general student of business. The editors have sought to cover most aspects of business activity and concerns, including human resources, organizational structures, accounting practices, stock trading, sales and marketing, valuation and other measurement issues, legal and regulatory requirements, the overall business environment, and even emerging and declining "management fads." In order to give a better sense of scope, examples of specific topics follow: advertising budget, application service providers, baby bonds, bar coding, biometrics, brand equity, business education, communication systems, cost-benefit analysis cost-benefit analysis
In governmental planning and budgeting, the attempt to measure the social benefits of a proposed project in monetary terms and compare them with its costs. , debt financing Debt Financing
When a firm raises money for working capital or capital expenditures by selling bonds, bills, or notes to individual and/or institutional investors. In return for lending the money, the individuals or institutions become creditors and receive a promise to repay , due diligence Research; analysis; your homework. This term has caught on in all industries, because it sounds so "wired." Who would want to do analysis or research when they can do due diligence. See wired. , entrepreneurial networks, the Federal Trade Commission, joint ventures, nepotism nep·o·tism
Favoritism shown or patronage granted to relatives, as in business.
[French népotisme, from Italian nepotismo, from nepote, nephew, from Latin , office automation, operations management, pregnancy in the workplace, product costing, record retention, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act See SOX. , value-added tax, and workplace anger.
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