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written document that provides an orderly statement of a company's goals, methods, and standards
local programs designed to provide low-cost shared business facilities to small start-up ventures
money invested in a business by another business firm or group of individuals in exchange for an ownership share
contractual business arrangement between a manufacturer or other supplier, and a dealer such as a restaurant or retailer
business ownership in which there is no legal disitinction between the sole proprietor's status as an individual and his or her status as a business owner
association of two or more persons who operate a business as co-owners by voluntary legal agreement
corporations that do not pay corporate taxes on profits; instead, profits are distributed to shareholders, who pay individual income taxes
corporation that secures the corporate advantage of limited liability while avoiding the double taxation characteristic of a traditional corporation
business ownership in which workers buy shares of stock in the company that employs them
shares that give owners limited voting rights, and the right to receive dividends or assets before owners of common stock
shares that give owners voting rights but only residual claims to the firm's assets and income distributions
merger that combines firms operating at different levels in he production and marketing process
merger that joins firms in the same industry for the purpose of diversification, increasing customer bases, cutting costs, or expanding product lines
merger that combines unrelated firms, usually with the goal of diversification, spurring sales growth, or spending a cash surplus in order to avoid a takeover attempt
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