Business Word/Phrase of the Day

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HAND IN YOUR NOTICE  

10 Jul 2019

Phrase

  • to officially tell your company that you are leaving the job.
Example Sentence: He handed in his notice when he heard that he had got the new job.
 

GET DOWN TO BUSINESS  

09 Jul 2019

Phrase

  • 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?
 

DIVISION dɪˈvɪʒən

08 Jul 2019

Noun

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

DIVERSIFY dɪˈvɜrsəˌfaɪ

07 Jul 2019

Verb

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

COMMODITY kəˈmɒdɪti

06 Jul 2019

Noun

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

COLLABORATE kəˈlæbəˌreɪt

05 Jul 2019

Verb

  • to work with somebody on a project or task.
Example Sentence: The two companies will collaborate to develop, produce and sell computers.
 

CHANGE HANDS tʃeɪndʒ hænds

04 Jul 2019

Phrase

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

CASHFLOW kæʃfloh

03 Jul 2019

Noun

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

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE kæpɪtl ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃər

02 Jul 2019

Noun

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

BUYOUT baɪˌaʊt

01 Jul 2019

Noun

  • when a person or group buys control of a company.
Example Sentence: A private equity firm has completed its $3.5bn buyout of the UK music group.
 

ANALYST ænlɪst

30 Jun 2019

Noun

  • Somebody whose job is to carefully study and understand something.
Example Sentence: Business analysts say the crisis is likely to hurt the country’s economy.
 

IN-HOUSE ɪnˌhaʊs

29 Jun 2019

Adjective

  • provided or carried out by the company and not by an external contractor.
Example Sentence: We are arranging an in-house training course for managers.
 

FREELANCE friˌlæns

28 Jun 2019

Noun

  • earning money by selling your services to other businesses.
Example Sentence: She is a freelance graphic designer.
 

FREE REIN fri reɪn

27 Jun 2019

Noun

  • allow somebody to do whatever they want.
Example Sentence: Each department had free rein to make decisions and set procedures.
 

ESTABLISH ɪˈstæblɪʃ

26 Jun 2019

Verb

  • to start a company, especially one that has lasted for a long time.
Example Sentence: The company was established in 1856.
 
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