Small Business Encyclopedia

Terms starting with: v

Vehicle Fleet

Definition: Vehicles owned by a company and used for business purposes

Venture Capital

Definition: Funds flowing into a company, generally during pre-IPO process, in the form of an investment rather than a loan. Controlled by an individual or small group known as venture capitalists, these investments require a high rate of return and are secured by a substantial ownership position in the business.

Free Business Tools

Forms

Forms

Download and customize these free forms:

Partnership Agreement

Cashflow Worksheet

Employment Application

Calculators

Calculators

Evaluate and analyze your financials:

Cash Flow

Starting Costs

Discounted Cash Flow

Ads by Google

Latest Articles

Market Research

How Entrepreneurs Can Benefit From Enjoying a Night Out on the Town

It's all about market research, of course, according to 'Bar Rescue' host Jon Taffer.
Jason Fell
Why Isn't Access to Credit for Small Business Improving in 2015?
Access to Capital

Why Isn't Access to Credit for Small Business Improving in 2015?

Some 50 percent of small businesses that applied for financing in 2014 haven't yet received it.
David Nilssen
Twitter's User Growth Slows to a Crawl
Twitter

Twitter's User Growth Slows to a Crawl

'This is unacceptable and we're not happy about it,' said Twitter's interim CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey.
The Holy Grail of Startup Marketing: Search, Social and Content
Online Marketing

The Holy Grail of Startup Marketing: Search, Social and Content

You need to be active on all three fronts to drive traffic to your website and increase sales.
Rahul Varshneya
Don't Let Those Closest to You Degrade Your Potential
Personal Improvement

Don't Let Those Closest to You Degrade Your Potential

It really does matter who we spend our time and engage in conversation with.
Matt Mayberry
The Pros Agree These Are the 2 Best Tools for Conversion Optimization
Increasing Conversions

The Pros Agree These Are the 2 Best Tools for Conversion Optimization

Sometimes you have to trust your gut. Online marketing is not one of those times.
Rohan Ayyar
5 Apple Patents We Hope Will Be Used to Make Actual Products
Patents

5 Apple Patents We Hope Will Be Used to Make Actual Products

From biometric-tracking headphones to water-resistant electronic parts, we'd be into a lot of these products. Get on it, Apple.
Laura Entis
The 4 Steps a Startup Used to 'Book' $200K in 2 Months
Starting a Business

The 4 Steps a Startup Used to 'Book' $200K in 2 Months

A company that writes and publishes books for its clients has already seen big growth.
Andrew Medal
4 Ways to Create a Culture of Daily Mentorship
Mentors

4 Ways to Create a Culture of Daily Mentorship

Be the "matchmaker" who encourages mentoring efforts at your workplace.
Gabrey Means and Cassie Hughes
Amazon Rolls Out New Marketplace for Startups
Amazon

Amazon Rolls Out New Marketplace for Startups

The tech giant is teaming up with big-name accelerators and VC funds to help entrepreneurs 'launch, market and distribute their products.'
Nina Zipkin
The Smithsonian and Kickstarter Partner Up to Preserve Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit
Kickstarter

The Smithsonian and Kickstarter Partner Up to Preserve Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit

More than 7,000 campaign backers have already contributed $550,000 to the preservation project.
Catherine Clifford
7 Ways to Soothe a Customer Complaining Online
Customer Complaints

7 Ways to Soothe a Customer Complaining Online

Customers can complain anonymously but you have to respond publicly. Be nice and patient.
John McAdam
5 Ways to Generate Business Through LinkedIn
Linkedin

5 Ways to Generate Business Through LinkedIn

Make sure you're taking full advantage of the professional social network.
Ann Handley
How the Gay Marriage Decision Affects Every Small Business
Managing Employees

How the Gay Marriage Decision Affects Every Small Business

The Supreme Court ruling means that every company that employs workers has to revisit some policies and benefits.
Susan Solovic
Reality Check: 5 Things You Need to Realize About Your Employees
Motivation and Retention

Reality Check: 5 Things You Need to Realize About Your Employees

Employers don't always get a behind-the-scenes look at the goings-on within various departments and their employees, but it's time to remove the curtain.
Andre Lavoie
More Articles

About Encyclopedia

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.

Ads by Google