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What Are Shares?

Shares, just like the name, signifies the ownership of a business. A business needs money to start. In order to raise enough money to start a business, the initiator calls up a meeting among the people who want to take part in the business. They put their money together as their contributions to the business. And then they will get the receipts that show their investment makes them, the investors, part-owners of the company.

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What Is Government Accounting?

Public sector entities in the United States require their own system for accounting. These will be used in all state, federal, and local agencies. Government accounting has its own principles and guidelines. These are provided by the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) or the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Federal agencies will rely on the guidelines provided by the FASAB while other public agencies will use GASB guidelines.

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Why Business Intelligence is Targeted at You

Think business intelligence and what’s the first thing that comes into your mind? Let me guess, most probably it would be something along the lines of an undecipherable jumble of numbers, tables and charts that you really have no interest in, right?

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What Are the Most Common Human Resources Issues?

The human resources department can play a huge role in the success of any business. This is because people are the most important resource that any business will have. The work of human resources is vital, but it can also be a real challenge to do things as effectively as possible. There will always be issues that will crop up and these can push the limits of a human resources department to the max. In this article we will be examining the most common human resources issues that are likely to come up.

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What is Backward Integration?

There are many things that a business can do to grow and increase profits. Not only can they increase their customer base, but they can also expand their business. This could involve purchasing other businesses or just increasing their own operations. One type of business expansion that can be very successful is backward integration. This involves buying businesses that were previously suppliers. Owning such operations can have many benefits and we will consider these later in the article.

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What is a Run Rate?

It is often important for a business to be able to evaluate their current performance and make predictions about the future. This is where the run rate enters the picture. It is a method by which a business will be able to evaluate their current position. This information can be used to evaluate the worth of any stock the company has. It is also very important when it comes to making important decisions in regards to budgeting. A company will have many resources at their disposal and the run rate can give an indication about whether these are being used efficiently.

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What is a Closing Agent?

For some transactions it can be very beneficial to have a neutral party. Such an individual can liaise between the buyer and seller to ensure that everything proceeds correctly. Such a service isn’t required for most daily transactions, but it can be vital for more important transactions. A closing agent is an individual who is often used during the final stages of a property deal. This person will ensure that all the documentation is as it should be and that all the right steps are taken to finalize the deal. They also ensure a smooth transition of the property from the seller to the buyer.

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What is an Attrition Rate or Churn Rate?

One important piece of information that every business will want to have is how they are performing. One way to get this information is to consider the attrition rate – also known as the churn rate. This is a measure of how many customers leave within a certain time period along with the employee turnover as well. An easier way to describe this would be to say that the churn rate is the number of individuals who leave an enterprise within a certain time frame.

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