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RESTRUCTURE riˈstrʌktʃər

03 Dec 2018

Verb

  • to make changes to the organisation of a company.
Example Sentence: The new owner plans to restructure the failing car maker.
 

RECESSION rɪˈsɛʃən

02 Dec 2018

Noun

  • a period of economic decline and reduced consumption.
Example Sentence: After the boom of the 1980's the UK economy went into recession.
 

RECEIVABLES rɪˈsivəbəls

01 Dec 2018

Noun

  • money that a business expects to receive.
Example Sentence: The company generates roughly $400 million in receivables annually.
 

RAISE CAPITAL reɪz kæpɪtl

30 Nov 2018

Verb

  • to try to get money for a business venture.
Example Sentence: The factory was sold to raise capital.
 

PROFITABLE prɒfɪtəbəl

29 Nov 2018

Adjective

  • making money or likely to make money in the future.
Example Sentence: The most profitable industries are those that are difficult to enter.
 

PARENT COMPANY pɛərənt kʌmpəni

28 Nov 2018

Noun

  • a company that owns control of one or more subsidiary companies.
Example Sentence: It is the parent company of several publishing firms.
 

OVERHEADS oʊvərˈhɛds

27 Nov 2018

Noun

  • regular costs that a business must pay, such as electricity, salaries, etc.
Example Sentence: Internet companies have much lower overheads.
 

OUTLOOK aʊtˌlʊk

26 Nov 2018

Noun

  • how the future looks based on current predictions.
Example Sentence: The outlook for small firms has worsened in recent months.
 

ON SCHEDULE ɒn skɛdʒul

25 Nov 2018

Noun

  • on time, according to a plan .
Example Sentence: He says that the building project is still on schedule.
 

OBSTACLE ɒbstəkəl

24 Nov 2018

Noun

  • something which makes it difficult to do something or get somewhere.
Example Sentence: Companies say that corruption is still the biggest obstacle in the region.
 

MOGUL moʊgəl

23 Nov 2018

Noun

  • a very wealthy or powerful person in business.
Example Sentence: He is described as the world’s most powerful media mogul.
 

MINUTES mɪnɪts

22 Nov 2018

Noun

  • the official notes taken in a meeting.
Example Sentence: The secretary took the minutes during the meeting.
 

LEVERAGE lɛvərɪdʒ

21 Nov 2018

Noun

  • the power to influence somebody's actions.
Example Sentence: Big companies have a lot of leverage over their business partners.
 

LETTER OF CREDIT  

20 Nov 2018

Noun

  • a letter from a bank that guarantees a payment to a specified person.
Example Sentence: The seller requires a letter of credit to secure payment.
 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ɪntlˈɛktʃuəl prɒpərti

19 Nov 2018

Noun

  • something that somebody creates which has value, esp. music, art, text, etc.
Example Sentence: The designer claims that her intellectual property rights were infringed.
 
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