Small Business Encyclopedia
Letter: R

Rack Jobbing

The selling of another company's products through a distribution system of racks in a variety of stores that are serviced by the rack jobber

Radio Advertising

Commercials of various lengths that run on radio stations


The movement of a business from one region or location to another

Retail Location

A space you lease for the selling of goods to consumers

Retainer Fee

An amount of money that acts as a fee pre-payment; the remainder is refunded to the client

Retirement Plans

An arrangement to provide people with an income during retirement when they're no longer earning a steady income from employment

Return on Investment (ROI)

A profitability measure that evaluates the performance of a business by dividing net profit by net worth

Risk Management

Decisions to accept exposure or reduce vulnerabilities by either mitigating the risks or applying cost effective controls

Roth IRA

A personal retirement savings vehicle created by the Tax Payer Relief Act of 1997. A Roth IRA allows certain investors to make non-deductible contributions of up to $4,000 annually and, provided certain requirements are met, offers tax-free and penalty-free withdrawals for important financial needs in addition to retirement.

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