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What Is a Private Equity Firm?

A private equity firm specializes in high risk investments that can produce impressively high rewards. They deal in those assets that aren’t normally available to the public to buy. Such a firm is made up of a collection of individuals who have joined forces to invest in this type of asset. Those who manage the investment will be rewarded with a share of the profits and a management fee.

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What is a Leaseback?

A leaseback refers to a situation where we sell an asset to somebody else and then lease it back off them. This may seem like an odd thing to do but there can actually be a few advantages in doing this. For one thing, it means that you can still enjoy the benefits of this asset even though you don’t actually own it anymore. In a lot of situations having the use of something is a lot more important than actually having ownership of it.

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What is a Cost Structure?

When a business manufactures a product or creates a service there will always be certain costs involved. The nature of these costs will depend on the exact product or service being offered. Cost structure refers to the way that all the different costs are distributed throughout the process of creating a good or service. It will include such things as paying for the resources needed to make the product and other costs such as labor and electricity. The money spent marketing and delivering the item will also be included in this too.

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Top 5 Best Business Strategy Books Reviewed

Business strategy involves the steps a company will take to reach their goals and usually involves three main elements; analysis, integration, and implementation. Getting the right business strategy is vital because success will often depend on this. Luckily there are plenty of knowledgeable experts out there who are willing to share their knowledge. Here are (in our opinion) the top 5 best business strategy books reviewed.

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What is Dependency Theory?

Dependency theory has been put forward by social science theorists in an attempt to explain how developed and developing nations affect each other. It implies that the resources flow from poorer countries to the wealthier countries. It is viewed as an opposing view to the notion of a free market economy as it points out deficiencies in that system. This theory has been highly influenced by the work of Hans Singer and Raul Prebisch.

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Top 5 Best International Business Books Reviewed

International business has become increasingly important as more companies attempt to become global entities. It does feel like the world has become a lot smaller in the last few decades with the rise of multinationals and improved communications technology. There is a lot of interest in international business and there have been some good books written to satisfy this curiosity. Here are what we think are the top 5 best international business books reviewed.

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What Is Business Research?

In order to make the best decisions it is necessary to have good information. Without the right information the decision making process can be a bit like firing darts in the dark; hitting the target will become just a matter of luck. In business millions or possibly billions of dollars can be lost if the wrong decisions are made. This is why it just would not be acceptable to rely on guess work. One of the best ways to get appropriate information is to rely on business research.

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What Is a Balloon Payment?

Loans can be repaid in a number of different ways. The creditor might be expected to pay back the money in regular equal amounts over a certain amount of time until the debt is repaid. This is not the only way of doing things though. A balloon payment refers to a large lump sum that will be due at certain times during the repayment period. In a lot of instances this large payment will be made at the end of the loan.

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