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To take something into account
to consider or remember something when judging a situation
To break into a market
to enter a market with the connotation that entrance to the industry was difficult.
to launch a product
to introduce a new product
To keep someone’s word
to uphold one's promise; to do as one says
To reach a consensus
to come to an agreement
To make the most of something
to make something appear as good as possible; to exploit something; to get as much out of something as is possible.
To go out of business
if a company goes out of business, it stops doing business permanently, especially because it has failed
To do market research
to collect information about what people buy and why they choose it.
To make cutbacks
to decrease, to reduce
To manage expectations
Seek to prevent disappointment by establishing in advance what can realistically be achieved or delivered by a project, undertaking, course of action, etc.
To make a calculation
to assess a situation and figure out (or guess) the outcome
To pay in arrears
refers to making a payment to a supplier later than the terms of the arrangement under which goods or services were purchased from the supplier.
To buy at auction
to buy something at a usually public sale of goods or property, where people make higher and higher bids (= offers of money) for each thing, until the thing is sold to the person who will pay most
To squander a chance
to waste money or supplies, or to waste opportunities by not using them to your advantage
Overhead cost
refers to regular costs required to run a business, such as rent, electricity, wages etc
A takeover
an act of taking over a company by buying its shares
A merger
the action of joining two or more businesses into one
A heavy workload
having many tasks to perform
Compensation
something that somebody gives you [usually money] because they have hurt you or damaged something that you own
Revenue
the money that a government receives from taxes or which a company receives from its business
White-collar
working in an office, not a factory
Blue-collar
connected with people who do physical work in industry
To run your own business
to have a business which you own
To earn a living
to earn money
Enhance their public image
to make their company appear more attractive to people
To grow a business
to expand a business, usually a new one
To gain a competitive edge
to achieve an advantage over another company or organization, often by providing the same goods or services at a lower price
Maximize profits
to increase profits to the highest possible level
To conduct a business
to operate a business in a particular way
To be made redundant
to lose one’s job
Pension scheme
a system in which you and your employer pay money regularly into a fund, to use when you retire from work