Small Business Encyclopedia

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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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Category: Location

Executive Suites

Definition: Shared offices with services provided by a management firm

Leases, Rental

Definition: An agreement between a landlord and a tenant that gives the tenant the right to use and occupy rental property for a period of time

Location

Definition: The physical space where your business exists

Retail Location

Definition: A space you lease for the selling of goods to consumers

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Partnership Agreement

Cashflow Worksheet

Employment Application

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Calculators

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Cash Flow

Starting Costs

Discounted Cash Flow

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