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No matter what business topic you're interested in, you'll find our category list is an easy way to navigate our small-business encyclopedia. From Accounting and Advertising to Location and Operations, every topic offers information on the terms that matter most. And if you can't find what you need here, our "Terms A - Z" list makes tracking down terms a snap.

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Terms starting with: h

Harassment Policy

Definition: A written policy specifically stating that harassment will not be tolerated at work

Health Insurance

Definition: A policy that will pay specified sums for medical expenses or treatments. Health policies can offer many options and vary in their approaches to coverage.

Hiring

Definition: The practice of finding, evaluating, and establishing a working relationship with future employees, interns, contractors or consultants

Home Equity Loans

Definition: A loan that allows homeowners to borrow against the equity in their homes

Home Office Tax Deductions

Definition: Income tax deductions you're allowed to take if your home office passes the "exclusive use" text needed to qualify for the deduction

Home Based Business

Definition: A business whose primary office is in the owner's home. The business can be any size or any type as long as the office itself is located in a home.

Human Resources

Definition: The department or support systems responsible for personnel sourcing and hiring, applicant tracking, skills development and tracking, benefits administration and compliance with associated government regulations

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