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    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.


    Traditionally referring to the directors, senior officers and holders of more than 10% of the voting shares of the company, insiders now include anyone who possesses or has access to material, non-public information (inside information), including tippees. This could include, for example, even a junior employee who makes photocopies for a board meeting, or someone who is ‘tipped’ by an insider.

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