English Vocabulary|Business

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The list of english vocabulary Business word

NOUNS

accounts

[əkaʊnts]

records of all the money that a business receives and spends

ad

[æd]

information that tells you about something such as a product, an event, or a job (In British English, use advert) advert (BRIT) see ad

advertising

[ædvərtaɪzɪŋ]

the business of creating information that tells people about a product in order to persuade them to buy it; an advertising campaign; an advertising agency

agent

[eɪdʒənt]

someone whose job is to do business for another person or company

AGM

[eɪ dʒi ɛm]

short for “annual general meeting”: a meeting that a company has once a year to discuss the previous year’s activities and accounts

boom

[bum]

an increase in the number of things that people are buying; an economic boom; a boom in tourism

brand

[brænd]

a product that has its own name and is made by a particular company

budget

[bʌdʒɪt]

the amount of money that you have available to spend

business

[bɪznɪs]

1 work that is related to producing, buying and selling things; do business with someone

2 used to talk about how many products a company is selling; Business is good.

3 an organization that produces and sells goods or that provides a service; a hairdressing business

CEO

short for “chief executive officer”: the person who is responsible for the management of the whole company

chair

the person in charge of a company or an organization

client

a person who pays someone for a service

commerce

the buying and selling of large amounts of things

company

a business that sells goods or services

competition

the activities of companies that are trying to sell more products than each other

consumer

someone who buys something or uses a service

corporation

a large business or company

costs

the amount of money that you must spend in order to run your business

customer

someone who buys something from a shop or a website; customer services; customer relations

deal

an agreement or an arrangement in business; do a deal

debt

1 money that you owe to someone; a $50,000 debt

2 the state of owing money; be in debt

director

one of the people who control a company or an organization, and meet regularly to make important decisions

executive

[ɪgzɛkyətɪv]

someone who has an important job at a company

firm

[fɜrm]

same as company

growth

[groʊθ]

increase in profits or sales

management

[mænɪdʒmənt]

1 the control of a business

2 the people who control a business

manager

[mænɪdʒər]

someone who runs a business or part of a business

market

[mɑrkɪt]

the people who want to buy a particular product

market research
[mɑrkɪt risɜrtʃ]

the business activity of finding out about what people want, need, and buy

marketing

[mɑrkɪtɪŋ]

the business of deciding how to sell a product, for example what price it is, where it is sold, and how it is advertised

meeting

[mitɪŋ]

an event in which a group of people come together to discuss things or make decisions

PR

[pi ɑr]

short for “public relations”: the part of a company’s work that is concerned with getting people to like the company

product

[prɒdʌkt]

something that you make or grow in order to sell it

profit

[prɒfɪt]

the amount of money that you gain when you sell something for more than it cost to make it; make a profit

promotion

[prəmoʊʃən]

an attempt to make a product successful or popular, especially by advertising

publicity

[pʌblɪsɪti]

information that attracts the public’s attention to a person or a product

retail

[riteɪl]

the activity of selling goods directly to the public

sales

[seɪlz]

the quantity of a product that is sold

shareholder

[ʃεərhoʊldər]

someone who owns shares in a company

stocks and shares

[stɒks ənd ʃεərz]

the parts of company that people buy in order to invest money in the company

supervisor

someone who is in charge of activities or people

trade

the activity of buying and selling goods

turnover

[tɜrnoʊvər]

the value of the goods or services that are sold by a company during a particular period of time


 

VERBS

advertise

[ædvərtaɪz]

to tell people about a product or a service in newspapers, on television, on signs, or on the internet

break

even to make enough money to pay for costs, but not enough to make a profit

buy

[baɪ]

to get something by paying money for it

employ

[ɪmplɔɪ]

to pay someone to work for a person or a company

expand

[ɪkspænd]

1 to become bigger, with more people, goods or activities; Our business expanded.

2 to make something larger; expand services

go out of business

if a company goes out of business, it stops trading because it does not have enough money

improve

[ɪmpruv]

to get better or to make something get better

invest

[ɪnvɛst]

to put money into a business, in order to try to make a profit from it

launch

[lɔntʃ]

to start selling a new product to the public

manage

[mænɪdʒ]

to control a business market

[mɑrkɪt]

to advertise and sell a product

negotiate

[nɪgoʊʃieɪt]

to talk about a situation in order to reach an agreement

owe

[oʊ]

to have to pay money to someone; owe someone money

sell

[sɛl]

to let someone have something that you own in return for money


ADJECTIVES

bankrupt [bæŋkrʌpt]

not having enough money to pay your debts; go bankrupt

commercial

[kəmɜrʃəl]

relating to the buying and selling of things

medium-sized

[midiəm saɪzd]

not large and not small; a mediumsized firm

online [ɒnlaɪn]

using the internet to sell goods; an online service; online retailing; online shopping

profitable

[prɒfɪtəbəl] making a profit

senior

[sinyər]

having an important job in an organization

small

[smɔl]

not large in size or amount; a small business

thriving

[θraɪvɪŋ]

successful


IDIOMS

at the cutting edge

involved in the most exciting and new developments

blue-sky thinking

new creative ideas
think outside the box
to think in a new and creative way