Small Business Encyclopedia

Category: Technology

Information Technology

Definition: A term that encompasses all forms of technology used to create, store, exchange and utilize information in its various forms including business data, conversations, still images, motion pictures and multimedia presentations

Podcast

Definition: A podcast is a pre-recorded audio program that's posted to a website and is made available for download so people can listen to them on personal computers or mobile devices.

Point of Sale (POS) System

Definition: A computerized network operated by a main computer and linked to several checkout terminals

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

Old Dog, New Pics: This New Nikon Camera Case Let's Your Pup Snap Photos
Dogs

Old Dog, New Pics: This New Nikon Camera Case Let's Your Pup Snap Photos

Pho-dog-raphy is nothing to bark at, humans. It packs all the feels.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Content
Content Strategy

6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Content

Here is how to empower every piece of content you create.
Braveen Kumar
10 Resources for Today's Inventors
Inventing

10 Resources for Today's Inventors

You have no excuse not to get started.
Stephen Key
The Battle for Customer Attention Starts With a Company's Culture
Content Marketing

The Battle for Customer Attention Starts With a Company's Culture

A culture of content -- not a culture of selling -- is the focus that will win you success.
Michael Brenner
3 Ways to Improve Conversions on Your Website
Conversion

3 Ways to Improve Conversions on Your Website

Small changes to your website can make a major impact when it comes to your overall business performance
Maggie Patterson
What Determines the Winners and Losers in Entrepreneurship?
Startup Basics

What Determines the Winners and Losers in Entrepreneurship?

For the most part, it's not an outside factor, and it's something early stage investors always look for.
Adam Callinan
Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison
Bitcoin

Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison

The mastermind behind the underground website is expected to appeal.
This Third-Generation Family Business Thrives on Service
Family Businesses

This Third-Generation Family Business Thrives on Service

The owners of a small California trucking company are big players in their industry and service to their community.
Daphne Mallory
Google's Projects Jacquard and Soli Make Fabric That's Interactive
Far Out Tech

Google's Projects Jacquard and Soli Make Fabric That's Interactive

Google's new Advanced Technology and Projects group efforts aim to make wearables that are kind of like touch screens.
5 Ways to Travel More Comfortably on a Budget
Business Travel

5 Ways to Travel More Comfortably on a Budget

Harried travellers are vulnerable to overpaying for bad food and overlooking perks available for the asking. You can do better.
Peter Daisyme
10 Must-Have Tools for Entrepreneurs With an Online Presence
Productivity

10 Must-Have Tools for Entrepreneurs With an Online Presence

With these tools, the sky is the limit.
Mike Templeman
Doubts That Kill the Deal and How to Overcome Them
Entrepreneur Mindset

Doubts That Kill the Deal and How to Overcome Them

Unasked and unanswered questions can stop a deal before it even begins.
S. Renee Smith
5 Important Startup Lessons From 'Shark Tank'
Startup Basics

5 Important Startup Lessons From 'Shark Tank'

For a television show that's all about entertaining, the program has a lot to offer entrepreneurs.
Andrew Medal
3 Companies That Do Culture Right and What You Can Learn From Them (Infographic)
Culture

3 Companies That Do Culture Right and What You Can Learn From Them (Infographic)

Looking to improve your company culture? Google, Pixar and Patagonia have found formulas that work.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Avoid These 6 Phrases When Trying to Sound, and Feel, More Assertive
Leadership

Avoid These 6 Phrases When Trying to Sound, and Feel, More Assertive

It's easy to take for granted the terms of speech we use every day, but language has meaning.
Jeff Boss
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