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Table of Contents Absenteeism Accelerated Cost Recovery System (ACRS) Accounting Accounting Methods Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable Activity-Based Costing Advertising Agencies Advertising Budget Advertising, Evaluation of Results Advertising Media-Audio Advertising Media-Infomercials Advertising Media-Internet Advertising Media-Print Advertising Media-Video Advertising Strategy Affirmative Action Age Discrimination Age Discrimination in Employment Act AIDS in the Workplace Alien Employees Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amortization Angel Investors Annual Percentage Rate Annual Reports Annuities Application Service Providers Apprenticeship Programs Articles of Incorporation Assembly Line Methods Assets Assumptions Audits, External Audits, Internal Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) Automation Automobile Leasing Baby Bonds Balance Sheet Bankruptcy Banks and Banking Banner Advertisements Bar Coding Barriers to Market Entry Bartering Benchmarking Best Practices Better Business Bureaus (BBBs) Biometrics Blue Chip Board of Directors Bonds Bookkeeping Boundaryless Brainstorming Brand Equity Brands and Brand Names Break-Even Analysis Budget Deficit Budget Surplus Budgets and Budgeting Business Appraisers Business Associations Business Brokers Business Cycles Business Education Business Ethics Business Expansion Business Failure and Dissolution Business Hours Business Incubators Business Information Sources Business Insurance Business Interruption Insurance Business Name Business Plan Business Planning Business Proposals Business Travel Business to Business Business-to-Business Marketing Business to Customer Buying an Existing Business C Corporation Capital Capital Gain/Loss Capital Structure Career and Family Career Planning and Changing Cash Conversion Cycle Cash Flow Statement Cash Management Casual Business Attire Census Data Certified Lenders Certified Public Accounts Chambers of Commerce Charitable Giving Child Care Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Choosing a Small Business Clean Air Act Clean Water Act Closely Held Corporations Clusters Code of Ethics Collateral Collegiate Entrepreneurial Organizations Communication Systems Community Development Corporations Community Relations Comp Time Competitive Analysis Competitive Bids Comprehensive Environmental Response Cleanup and Liability Act (CERCLA) Computer Applications Computer Crimes Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) ) Computers and Computer Systems Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) Construction Constructive Discharge Consultants Consulting Consumer Advocacy Consumer Price Index Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Contracts Cooperative Advertising Cooperatives Copyright Corporate Culture Corporate Image Corporate Logo Corporate Sponsorship Cost Control and Reduction Cost Sharing Cost-Benefit Analysis Costs Coupons Credit Credit Bureaus Credit Card Financing Credit Evaluation and Approval Credit History Crisis Management Cross-Cultural Communication Cross-Functional Teams Cross-Training Customer Retention Customer Service Data Encryption Database Administration Day Trading Debt Collection Debt Financing Decision Making Decision Support Systems Delegation Delivery Services Demographics Depreciation Desktop Publishing Difficult Customers Difficult Employees Direct Mail Direct Marketing Direct Public Offerings Disability Insurance Disabled Customers Disaster Assistance Loans Disaster Planning Discount Sales Discounted Cash Flow Discretionary Income Distribution Channels Distributorships and Dealerships Diversification Dividends Dot-coms Double Taxation Downloading Issues Drug Testing Due Diligence Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) Economies of Scale Economies of Scope 8(a) Program Elasticity Eldercare Electronic Bulletin Boards Electronic Data Interchange Electronic Mail Electronic Tax Filing Emerging Markets Employee Assistance Programs Employee Benefits Employee Compensation Employee Hiring Employee Leasing Programs Employee Manuals Employee Motivation Employee Performance Appraisals Employee Privacy Employee References Employee Registration Procedures Employee Reinstatement Employee Retention Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Employee Reward and Recognition Systems Employee Rights Employee Screening Programs Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) Employee Strikes Employee Suggestion Systems Employee Termination Employee Theft Employer Identification Number (EIN) Employment Applications Employment Contracts Employment Interviews Employment of Minors Employment Practices Liability Insurance Empowerment Zones Endorsements and Testimonials Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Entrepreneurial Couples Entrepreneurial Networks Entrepreneurship Environmental Audit Environmental Law and Business Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Equipment Leasing Equity Financing Ergonomics Estate Tax European Union (EU) Expense Accounts Export-Import Bank Exporting Exporting--Financing and Pricing Facility Layout Facility Management Factoring Family Limited Partnership Family and Medical Leave Act Family-Owned Businesses Feasibility Study Federal Trade Commission (FTC) FICA Taxes Fiduciary Duty Finance Companies Finance and Financial Management Financial Analysis Financial Planners Financial Ratios Financial Statements Firewalls Fiscal Year Fixed and Variable Expenses Flexible Benefit Plans Flexible Spending Acount (FSA) Flexible Work Arrangements Flow Charts Focus Groups Forecasting Fortune 500 401(k) Plans Franchising Free-lance Employment/Independent Contractors Gender Discrimination Global Businesses Globalization Goodwill Government Procurement Graphical User Interface Green Marketing Green Production Grievance Procedures Groupthink Groupware Health Insurance Options Health Maintenance Organizations and Preferred Provider Organizations Health Promotion Programs High-Tech Business Home Offices Home-Based Business Hoteling Human Resource Management Human Resource Policies Human Resources Management and the Law HTML HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program Income Statements Incorporation Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) Industrial Safety Industry Analysis Industry Life Cycle Information Brokers Initial Public Offerings Innovation Insurance Pooling Intellectual Property Intercultural Communication Interest Rates Internal Revenue Service International Exchange Rate Internet Domain Names Internet Payment Systems Internet Security Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Internships Interpersonal Communication Intranet Intrapreneurship Inventions and Patents Inventory Inventory Control Systems Investor Presentations Investor Relations and Reporting IRS Audits ISO 9000 Job Description Job Sharing Job Shop Joint Ventures Keogh Plan Labor Surplus Area Labor Unions Labor Unions and Small Business Layoffs and Downsizing Learning Curves Leasing Property Legal Services Letter of Intent Leveraged Buyouts Liabilities Licensing Licensing Agreements Life Insurance Limited Liability Company Liquidation and Liquidation Values Loan Proposals Loans Local Area Networks (LANs) Loss Leader Pricing Mailing Lists Mail-Order Business Management Informatioin Systems Management by Objectives Manager Recruitment Managing Organizational Change Manufacturers' Agents Market Analysis Market Research Market Segmentation Market Share Marketing Marketing Questionnaires Markup Material Requirements Planning (MRP) Medicare and Medicaid Meetings Mentoring Merchandise Displays Mergers and Acquisitions Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) Mezzanine Financing Minimum Wage Minority Business Development Agency Minority-Owned Businesses Mission Statement Mobile Office Modem Money Market Instruments Multicultural Work Force Multilevel Marketing Multiple Employer Trust Multitasking Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Mystery Shopping National Association of Small Business Investment Companies (NASBIC) National Association of Women Business Owners National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) Negotiation Nepotism Net Income Net Worth Networking New Economy Newsgroups Non-Competition Agreements Nonprofit Organizations Nonprofit Organizations, and Human Resources Management Nonprofit Organizations, and Taxes Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans Nontraditional Financing Sources Nonverbal Communication North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Office Automation Office Romance Office Security Office Supplies Online Auctions Operations Management Opportunity Cost Optimal Firm Size Oral Communication Organization Chart Organization Theory Organizational Behavior Organizational Development Organizational Growth Organizational Life Cycle Organizational Structure Original Equipment Manufacturer (EOM) Outsourcing Overhead Expense Overtime Packaging Partnership Partnership Agreements Part-time Business Part-time Employees Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Payroll Taxes Penetration Pricing Pension Plans Per Diem Allowance Personal Selling Physical Distribution Point of Sale Systems Portability of Benefits Postal Costs Pregnancy in the Workplace Present Value Press Kits Press Releases Price/Earnings (P/E) Ratio Pricing Private Labeling Private Placement of Securities Privatization Pro Forma Statements Probationary Employment Product Costing Product Development Product Liability Product Life Cycle Product Positioning Productivity Professional Corporations Profit Center Profit Impact of Market Strategies (PIMS) Profit Margin Profit Sharing Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) Promissory Note Proprietary Information Prototype Proxy Statements Public Relations Purchasing Quality Circles Quality Control Racial Discrimination Rebates Reciprocal Marketing Record Retention Recruiting Recycling Reengineering Refinancing Regulation D Regulatory Flexibilty Act Relocation Remanufacturing Renovation Request for Proposal Research and Development Resumes Retail Trade Retirement Planning Return on Assets (ROA) Return on Investment (ROI) Return Policies Revenue Streams Right-to-Know (RTK) Laws Risk Management Risk and Return Robotics Royalties Royalty Financing Rural Businesses S Corporations Sales Comissions Sales Contracts Sales Force Sales Forecasts Sales Management Sales Promotion Sarbanes-Oxley Scalability Search Engines Seasonal Businesses SEC Disclosure Laws and Regulations Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Seed Money Self-Assessment Self-Employment Self-Employment Contributions Act (SECA) Selling a Business Seniority Service Businesses Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Sexual Harrassment Shared Services Shoplifting Sick Leave and Personal Days Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) Plans Site Selection Small Business Small Business Administration Small Business Consortia Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC) Small Business Job Protection Act Small Business/Large Business Relationships Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program Small Business-Dominated Industries Small Claims Court Smoke-Free Environment Sole Proprietorships Spam Span of Control Standard Mileage Rate Stocks Strategy Subcontracting Substance Abuse Succession Plans Supplier Relations Supply and Demand Sustainable Growth Syndicated Loans Target Markets Tariffs Tax Deductible Business Expenses Tax Planning Tax Preparation Software Tax Returns Tax Withholding Telecommuting Telemarketing Temporary Employment Services Testing Laboratories Toll-Free Telephone Numbers Total Preventive Maintenance Total Quality Management Trade Shows Trademarks Training and Development Transaction Processing Transportation Transportation of Exports Tuition Assistance Programs Undercapitalization Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Uniform Commercial Code U.S. Chamber of Commerce U.S. Department of Commerce U.S. Small Business Administration Guaranteed Loans Valuation Value-Added Tax Variable Pay Variance Venture Capital Venture Capital Networks Vertical Marketing System Virtual Private Networks Virus Warranties Web Site Design Wholesaling Wide Area Networks (WANs) Women Entrepreneurs Work for Hire Workers Compensation Workplace Anger Workplace Safety Workplace Violence Workstation Written Communication Young Entrepreneurs' Organization (YEO) Zoning Ordinances
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Small business -- Management -- Encyclopedias.
Small business -- Finance -- Encyclopedias.