Business Vocabulary (Intermediate to Advanced – Top 300+ Terms)/
Advanced Deck 2

Advanced Deck 2

Total: 20 words

scalable

adjective

capable of being scaled; capable of being easily expanded or upgraded on demand

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arbitrator

noun

a person chosen to decide a dispute or settle differences, especially one formally empowered to examine the facts and decide the issue

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competitive advantage

noun

what makes an entity's products or services more desirable to customers than that of any other rival

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brick-and-mortar

adjective

located or serving consumers in a physical facility as distinct from providing remote, especially online, services

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ROI (Return on Investment)

noun

performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or compare the efficiency of a number of different investments

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oust

verb

to force someone out of a position, job, or place

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VC (Venture Capital, Venture Capitalist)

noun

an investor who provides capital to firms that exhibit high growth potential in exchange for an equity stake

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memorandum of understanding (MOU)

noun

a legal document that describes the general principles of an agreement between parties, but does not amount to a substantive contract

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volatility

noun

a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given security or market index

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buyout

noun

an act or instance of buying out a company or its employees

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mission statement

noun

something that states the purpose or goal of a business or organization

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opportunity cost

noun

the opportunities foregone in undertaking one activity measured in terms of the other possibilities that might have been pursued using the same expenditure of resources

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consensus

noun

majority of opinion; agreement

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bottom line

noun

the line at the bottom of a financial report that shows the net profit or loss

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line of credit

noun

(also 'credit line') an amount of money a person or company is allowed to borrow during a particular period of time from one or more financial organizations

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groupthink

noun

a phenomenon that occurs when a group of individuals reaches a consensus without critical reasoning or evaluation of the consequences or alternatives

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blue chip

noun

a stock that sells at a high price because of public confidence in its long record of steady earnings.

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remuneration

noun

payment or compensation received for services or employment

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diversification

noun

the act or practice of spreading investments among a variety of securities or classes of securities; the act or policy of increasing the variety of a company's products

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speculate

verb

to buy goods, property, shares in a company, etc., hoping that you will make a large profit when you sell them

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