My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.

Back to Encyclopedia

A

Absenteeism

Definition: An employee's deliberate or habitual absence from work
Read More

Accountant

Definition: A person whose work it is to inspect, keep or adjust accounts
Read More

Accounting

Definition: A business's bookkeeping system that tracks the money coming in vs. the money going out
Read More

Accounts Payable

Definition: A company's outstanding debts, or liabilities, to vendors for purchases of goods and services made on credit
Read More

Accounts Receivable

Definition: The money due from all customers for merchandise or services delivered on credit. The total figure would be shown on the balance sheet as an asset
Read More

Accrual Accounting

Definition: Accounting method that records revenues and expenses when they are incurred, regardless of when cash is exchanged. The term "accrual" refers to any individual entry recording revenue or expense in the absence of a cash transaction
Read More

Acquisition

Definition: The purchase of one corporation by another, through either the purchase of its shares, or the purchase of its assets
Read More

Advertising

Definition: To call the public's attention to your business, usually for the purpose of selling products or services, through the use of various forms of media, such as print or broadcast notices
Read More

Advisory Boards

Definition: A group of individuals who've been selected to help advise a business owner regarding any number of business issues, including marketing, sales, financing, expansion and so on; a body that advises the board of directors and management of a corporation but does not have authority to vote on corporate matters
Read More

Affiliate Marketing

Definition: A way for a company to sell its products by signing up individuals or companies ("affiliates") who market the company's products for a commission
Read More

Alliances

Definition: Joining forces with another company or individual to combine talents or strengths in order to attract more business
Read More

Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)

Definition: A separate tax system designed to keep high-earning corporations and individuals from reducing their taxes to a level that the federal government considers too low
Read More

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

Definition: A federal law enacted in 1990 that makes it illegal for employers with 15 or more employees to refuse to hire qualified people with disabilities if making "reasonable accommodations" would enable the person to carry out the duties of the job
Read More

Angel Investor

Definition: An individual who invests his or her own money in an entrepreneurial company
Read More

Arbitration

Definition: A formal dispute resolution process that's legally binding on the parties
Read More

Assets

Definition: The value of any tangible property and property rights owned by a company less any reserves set aside for depreciation. Assets don't reflect any appreciation in value unless they're sold for the greater value.
Read More

Attorney

Definition: A person who's been formally trained in the law, especially one whose profession is advising others in matters of law or representing them in lawsuits
Read More

Auto Insurance

Definition: A contract for an automobile in which one party agrees to pay foranother party's financial loss resulting from a specified event(for example, a collision, theft or storm damage)
Read More

Popular Articles

growing marijuana

This Is How Your Cannabis Is Grown

There are three main cultivating techniques. Which one is right for your business?
inefficiency

How to Ditch the Inefficiencies That Are Eating Your Revenue

These four changes can help you zap revenue-sapping inefficiencies.
Founders

The Secret Weapon 2 Famous Founders Deployed to Build Their Mega-Successful Companies

As Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos found, success comes when you turn your business into a reflection of your values.