Category - Terms

Financial Term


Accounting is both the body of knowledge and the practice related to recording the many financial transactions of businesses and other organizations such as governments and non-profits. Accounting covers issues such as...

Financial Term

Accounts Payable

Accounts Payable is a standard accounting category on a company’s balance sheet that includes all of your due bills – in accounting-speak, obligations to pay for goods and services received. These are sometimes called...

Financial Term

Accounts Receivable

Accounts Receivable is a standard accounting category on a company’s balance sheet that represents money owed by customers for products delivered or services used that they haven’t yet paid for. While it may not feel...

Equity Term

Accredited investor

An accredited investor is a wealthy person who meets specific requirements set by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) such that they can invest in your company with far fewer regulatory requirements on your...

Equity Term

Active Investor

An active investor plays some role in the ongoing business, in addition to investing cash into the business. It could be that they are an advisor to the company, either formally or informally. It could be that they sit...

Debt Term

Adjustable (rates)

The interest rate on debt is adjustable when it goes higher or lower based on either the general trend in interest rates or some other factor(s) related to the specific details of the debt. Adjustable Rate Mortgages...

Bootstrapping Term


Agile is a philosophy and/or specific methodology of software development, and product development in general, that promotes incremental development and emphasizes adaptability and collaboration. Agile is relevant to...

Debt Term

Alternative finance

If regulated banks and capital markets (“Wall Street”) provide mainstream financing to businesses and individuals, everything else is “alternative finance.” Historically this has included such things as factoring...

Equity Term

Angel investor

An angel investor is an individual who provides cash, and sometimes assistance as well, to young companies run by people the angels don’t initially know well – that is, they aren’t “friends and family.” In the US they...

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