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.

Loan

Temporary borrowing of a sum of money . If you borrow $1 million you have taken out a loan for $1 million.

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