SMALL BUSINESS DICTIONARY

The Yahoo Small Business Dictionary defines, explains, and cross-references more than 1,800 key small business words, phrases, acronyms, and concepts, covering topics including small business finance, management, sales, startup, exit strategy, and growth. To use the dictionary, type a word in the search box or click a letter to browse the listings alphabetically.

Avoided cost

In context of project financing, the capital and expense that would have to be spent if the project did not proceed.

Glossary provided by Campbell R. Harvey, Professor of Finance at Duke University.
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