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.

Rights Agreement (aka "Poison Pill")

An anti- takeover arrangement often established by a company in anticipation of a hostile takeover attempt. The company appoints a Rights Agent who will

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