Ten3 Glossary of Business Terms 

The Ten3 Glossary serves also as an Alphabetical Directory of the Ten3 Business e-Coach

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Convertible Preferred Stock

A class of stock that pays a reasonable dividend and is convertible into common stock. Generally the convertible feature may only be exercised after being held for a stated period of time. This arrangement is usually considered second-round financing when a company needs equity to maintain its cash flow.

Convertible Securities

A feature of certain bonds, debentures, or preferred stock that allows them to be exchanged by the owner for another class of securities at a future date and in accordance with any other terms of the issue.

Copyright

A legal form of protection available to creators and authors to safeguard their works from unlawful use or claim of ownership by others for a limited period. Copyrights may be acquired for works of art, sculpture, music and published or unpublished manuscripts.

Cross-license

A license in which a licensor and licensee reciprocally grant to each other the rights for the use of patented objects of industrial property and know-how, belonging to each.

Cultural Intelligence (CQ)

Cultural intelligence (CQ) is your capability to grow personally through continuous learning and good understanding of diverse cultural heritage, wisdom and values, and to deal effectively with people from different cultural background and understanding.

Demonstration

Showing that a product or process has been developed or modified sufficiently to meet the needs of users.

Differentiation

Differentiation is a strategy that focuses on making an organization more competitive by developing a product or products that customers perceive as being different from products offered by competitors.

Due Diligence

Due diligence is a form of research. It is a reasonable investigation conducted by the parties involved in preparing a registration statement to form a basis for believing the statements contained therein are true and that no material facts are omitted.

E-Business

Using information technology (IT) and the internet to assist with the operation of a business.

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Economic Value Added (EVA)

A widely recognized tool that is used to measure the efficiency with which a company has used its resources. In other words, EVA  is the difference between return achieved on resources invested and the cost of resources.

Emerging Technologies (or Pacing technologies)

Technologies not yet in use but whose potential could be significant in replacing technologies used in current products or in generating new products.

Enterprise

An aggregation of all establishments owned by a parent company. An enterprise may consist of a single, independent establishment or include subsidiaries and other branches under the same ownership and control.

Enterprise Zone

A designated area, usually found in inner cities and other areas with significant unemployment, where business receive tax credits and other incentives to entice them to establish operations there.

Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur is a person who takes the risk of organizing and operating a new business venture.

Entrepreneurial Creativity

Entrepreneurial creativity is about coming up with innovative ideas and turning them into value-creating profitable business activities.

Entrepreneurial Leadership

Entrepreneurial leadership is leadership that is based on the attitude that the leader is self-employed.

Equity

The ownership interest. Financing in which partial or total ownership of a company is surrendered in exchange for capital. An investor's financial return comes from dividend payments and from growth in the net worth of business.

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Equity Financing (also Equity midrisk venture capital)

An unsecured investment in a company. Usually a purchase of ownership interest in a company that occurs in the latter stages of a company development.

Equity Partnership

A limited partnership arrangement for providing start-up and seed capital to businesses.

Evaluation

Determining the potential success of translating an invention into a product or process.

 

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