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.

First In, First Out (FIFO)

An accounting method for valuing the cost of goods sold that uses the cost of the oldest item in inventory first.

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