Business Word/Phrase of the Day

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15 Nov 2018


  • start doing the thing that you intend to do.
Example Sentence: Let's get down to business! What is the first item on the agenda?

EQUITY ɛkwɪti

14 Nov 2018


  • the value of a company’s shares.
Example Sentence: This quarter produced a return on equity of 8.85%.

DIVISION dɪˈvɪʒən

13 Nov 2018


  • a part of an organisation.
Example Sentence: She heads the company's worldwide sales division.

DIVERSIFY dɪˈvɜrsəˌfaɪ

12 Nov 2018


  • to start providing more varied products or services.
Example Sentence: Farmers are being encouraged to diversify in order to survive.

DEPOSIT dɪˈpɒzɪt

11 Nov 2018


  • a large store of something natural deep underground, especially oil.
Example Sentence: Companies are searching for oil deposits under the Pacific Ocean.

CUT kʌt

10 Nov 2018


  • to reduce the amount or value of something.
Example Sentence: The company plans to cut 250 jobs from offices across the country.

CONSORTIUM kənˈsɔrʃiəm

09 Nov 2018


  • a group of companies that cooperate and share resources.
Example Sentence: The company is part of an international consortium.

COMMODITY kəˈmɒdɪti

08 Nov 2018


  • something that can be bought or sold, e.g. a resource or product.
Example Sentence: Primary commodities tend to be produced in poorer countries.

CHANGE HANDS tʃeɪndʒ hænds

07 Nov 2018


  • to pass to a different owner.
Example Sentence: The company changed hands for $150 million.

CASHFLOW kæʃ floʊ

06 Nov 2018


  • the amount of money moving through a company.
Example Sentence: Accountants can advise on systems for managing cashflow.

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE kæpɪtl ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃə

05 Nov 2018


  • the cost of long-term improvements.
Example Sentence: They do not have enough cashflow to cover their capital expenditure.

BRANCH bræntʃ

04 Nov 2018


  • a local office or shop that is owned by a larger business.
Example Sentence: The bank has five branches in the city.

BOOST bust

03 Nov 2018


  • to give extra energy or increase something, such as sales.
Example Sentence: They're hoping that the new ad campaign will boost sales.

BANKRUPT bæŋkrʌp

02 Nov 2018


  • financially unable to continue business.
Example Sentence: The company went bankrupt due to mismanagement.

APPOINT əˈpɔɪnt

01 Nov 2018


  • to officially give somebody a job, task or responsibility.
Example Sentence: He was appointed as head of the investigation.