eBook Encyclopedia of Small Business, 5th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414462670
  • ISBN-13: 9781414462677
  • DDC: 658.02
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1414 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2007, 2002
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released March 2017
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Overview

This convenient and extensive print reference source is designed to provide entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Encyclopedia Of Small Business is now fully revised and expanded with new topic coverage to reflect the most current small Encyclopedia Of Small Business contains detailed overviews of all of the key information needs of small business users!

Features and Benefits

  • All 628 essays have been revised, 35 of which are new topics.
  • Some cross-referencing is provided at the bottom of entries under the SEE ALSO heading, and a Further Reading section follows each entry.
  • Also features a Master Index containing alphabetical references to important business terms

What's New

  • 35 new topics relevant to small business have been added.
  • Color graphics are used in some essays to illustrate some of the finer points of certain topics.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414420315 | ISBN-13: 9781414420318

Table of Contents

Introduction and User's Guide.
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.
Affordable Care Act.
Age Discrimination.
Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
AIDS in the Workplace.
Alien Employees.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Amortization.
Angel Investors.
Annual Percentage Rate (APR).
Annual Reports.
Annuities.
Application Service Providers.
Articles of Incorporation.
Assembly Line Methods.
Assets.
Association of Private Enterprise Education.
Assumptions.
Audits, External.
Audits, Internal.
Automation.
Automobile Leasing.
B Corporations.
Background Checks.
Balance Sheet.
Bankruptcy.
Banks and Banking.
Bar Coding.
Barriers to Market Entry.
Bartering.
Bayh-Dole Act.
Benchmarking.
Best Practices.
Better Business Bureaus (BBBs).
Board of Directors.
Bonds.
Bookkeeping.
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 Models.
Business Name.
Business Plan.
Business Planning.
Business Process Reengineering.
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 Planning and Changing.
Case Foundation.
Cash Conversion Cycle.
Cash Flow Statement.
Cash Management.
Census Data.
Certified Lenders.
Certified Public Accountants.
Chambers of Commerce.
Charitable Giving.
Child Care.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
Closely Held Corporations.
Cloud Computing.
Clusters.
Code of Ethics.
Collaboration Tools.
Collateral.
Collegiate Entrepreneurial Organizations.
Communication Systems.
Community Development Corporations.
Community Relations.
Comp Time.
Competitive Analysis.
Competitive Bids.
Computer Applications.
Computer Crimes.
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) ).
Computers and Computer Systems.
Conferences, Exhibits, and Trade Shows.
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA).
Construction.
Constructive Discharge.
Consultants.
Consulting.
Consumer Advocacy.
Consumer Price Index.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Content Marketing.
Contingent Workforce.
Contracts.
Cooperative Advertising.
Cooperatives.
Copyright.
Corporate Culture.
Corporate Image.
Corporate Logo.
Corporate Social Responsibility.
Corporate Sponsorship.
Cost Control and Reduction.
Cost Sharing.
Cost-Benefit Analysis.
Costs.
Coupons.
Coworking.
Credit.
Credit Bureaus.
Credit Card Financing.
Credit Evaluation and Approval.
Credit History.
Crisis Management.
Cross-Cultural/International Communication.
Cross-Functional Teams.
Cross-Training.
Crowdfunding.
Crowdsourcing.
Customer Relationship Management.
Customer Retention.
Customer Service.
Data Encryption.
Data Management and Analytics.
Data Security.
Database Administration.
Debt Collection.
Debt Financing.
Decision Making.
Decision Support Systems.
Delegation.
Delivery Services.
Demographics.
Depreciation.
Desktop Publishing.
Difficult Customers.
Difficult Employees.
Direct Marketing.
Direct Public Offerings.
Disability Insurance.
Disaster Assistance Loans.
Disaster Planning.
Discount Sales.
Discounted Cash Flow.
Discretionary Income.
Distribution Channels.
Distributorships and Dealerships.
Diversification.
Dividends.
Double Taxation.
Drug Testing.
Due Diligence.
Economic Indicators.
Economic Order Quantity (EOQ).
Economies of Scale.
Economies of Scope.
Edward Lowe Foundation.
8(a) Program.
Elasticity.
Eldercare.
E-Mail.
Emerging Markets.
Employee Assistance Programs.
Employee Benefits.
Employee Compensation.
Employee Hiring.
Employee Internet Usage Policy.
Employee Manuals.
Employee Motivation.
Employee Performance Appraisals.
Employee Privacy.
Employee References.
Employee Registration Procedures.
Employee Reinstatement.
Employee Retention.
Employment 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).
Entrepreneurs' Organization.
Entrepreneurship.
Environmental Audit.
Environmental Law and Business.
Environmental Management.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Equipment Leasing.
Equity Financing.
Ergonomics.
Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
Estate Tax.
European Union (EU).
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Expense Accounts.
Export-Import Bank.
Exporting.
Exporting--Financing and Pricing.
Facility Layout and Design.
Facility Management.
Factoring.
Family and Medical Leave Act.
Family Limited Partnership.
Family-Owned Businesses.
Feasibility Study.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
FICA Taxes.
Fiduciary Duty.
Finance Companies.
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.
401(k) Plans.
Franchising.
Free-lance Employment/Independent Contractors.
Gender.
Global Business.
Globalization.
Goodwill.
Government Procurement.
Green Production.
Grievance Procedures.
Growth Strategies.
Health Care.
Health Insurance Options.
High-Tech Business.
Home Offices.
Home-Based Business.
Hoteling.
HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program.
Human Resource Management.
Human Resource Policies.
Human Resources Law.
IM/Texting.
Income Statements.
Incorporation.
Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).
Industrial Safety.
Industry Analysis.
Industry Life Cycle.
Information Brokers.
Initial Public Offerings.
Innovation.
Insurance Pooling.
Intellectual Property.
Interest Rates.
Internal Revenue Service.
International Business Innovation Association.
International Exchange Rate.
Internet Domain Names.
Internet Payment Systems.
Internet Security.
Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
Internet Threats.
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.
Knowledge Management.
Labor Surplus Area.
Labor Unions and Small Business.
Layaway.
Layoffs, Downsizing, and Outsourcing.
Lean In.
Learning Curves.
Learning Organizations.
Leasing Property.
Legal Services.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues.
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.
Low-Profit Limited Liability Company (L3C).
Mailing Lists.
Management by Objectives.
Management Information Systems (MIS).
Managing Organizational Change.
Manufacturers' Agents.
Market Questionnaires.
Market Research.
Market Segmentation.
Market Share.
Marketing.
Markup.
Material Requirements Planning (MRP).
Medicaid.
Medicare.
Meetings.
Mentoring.
Merchandise Displays.
Mergers and Acquisitions.
Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA).
Mezzanine Financing.
Minimum Wage.
Minority Business Development Agency.
Minority-Owned Businesses.
Mission Statement.
Money Market Instruments.
Multilevel Marketing.
Multiple Employer Trust.
Multitasking.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
Mystery Shopping.
National Association for the Self Employed (NASE).
National Association of Women Business Owners.
National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
National Small Business Assocation.
National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).
Negotiation.
Nepotism.
Net Income.
Net Worth.
Networking.
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 Romance.
Office Security.
Office Supplies.
Open Book Accounting.
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 (OEM).
Outsourcing.
Overhead Expense.
Overtime.
Packaging.
Partnership.
Partnership Agreement.
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.
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 Periods.
Product Costing.
Product Development.
Product Launch.
Product Liability.
Product Life Cycle.
Product Positioning.
Productivity.
Profit Center.
Profit Impact of Market Strategies (PIMS).
Profit Margin.
Profit Sharing.
Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT).
Project Management.
Promissory Notes.
Proprietary Information.
Prototype.
Proxy Statements.
Psychographics.
Public Relations.
Purchasing.
Quality Circles.
Quality Control.
Racial Discrimination.
Rebates.
Reciprocal Marketing.
Record Retention.
Recycling.
Refinancing.
Regulation D.
Regulatory Flexibility 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.
Right-to-Know (RTK) Laws.
RISE after Disaster Act of 2015.
Risk and Return.
Risk Management.
Robotics.
Royalties.
Royalty Financing.
Rural Businesses.
S Corporation.
Sales Commissions.
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).
Service Marks.
Sex Discrimination.
Sexual Harassment.
Shared Services.
Shoplifting.
Sick Leave and Personal Days.
Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) Plans.
Site Selection.
Skoll Foundation.
Small Business.
Small Business Administration.
Small Business Consortia.
Small Business Development Centers (SBDC).
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.
Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC).
Small Business Investor Alliance.
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.
Social Entrepreneurship.
Social Media, Communications Tools.
Social Media Marketing.
Social Media, Networking.
Social Media, Overview.
Social Media, Rich Media.
Socially Responsible Investing.
Sole Proprietorship.
Spam.
Span of Control.
Stakeholders.
Standard Mileage Rate.
Startup Culture.
Stocks.
Strategy.
Strategy, Generic.
Strategy, Portfolio Model.
Strategy, Structure-Conduct-Performance Model.
Subcontracting.
Substance Abuse.
Succession Plans.
Supplier Relations.
Supply and Demand.
Sustainable Business Practices.
Sustainable Growth.
Syndicated Loans.
Target Markets.
Tariffs.
Tax Deductible Business Expenses.
Tax Planning.
Tax Preparation Software.
Tax Returns.
Tax Withholding.
Technology Diffusion.
Telemarketing.
Temporary Employment Services.
Testing Laboratories.
Time Management.
Toll-Free Telephone Numbers.
Total Preventive Maintenance.
Total Quality Management (TQM).
Trade Secrets.
Trademarks.
Training and Development.
Transaction Processing.
Transportation.
Transportation of Exports.
Tuition Assistance Programs.
Undercapitalization.
Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
Uniform Commercial Code.
United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
U.S. Department of Commerce.
U.S. Small Business Administration Guaranteed Loans.
User Experience.
Valuation.
Value-Added Tax.
Variable Pay.
Variance.
Venture Capital.
Venture Capital Networks.
Venture Philanthropy.
Vertical Marketing System.
Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOC).
Veterans Entrepreneurship Act of 2015.
Viral Marketing.
Virtual Private Networks.
Virtual Staffing.
Vistage.
Warranties.
Web Programming Languages and Tools.
Website Design.
Wellness Programs.
Wholesaling.
Wide Area Networks (WANs).
Women Entrepreneurs.
Women-Owned Businesses Certification.
Workers’ Compensation.
Work-Life Balance.
Workplace Anger.
Workplace Diversity.
Workplace Giving.
Workplace Safety.
Workplace Violence.
Written Communication.
Young Entrepreneur Council.
Young President's Organization.
Zoning Ordinances.
Index.