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Olivia Grace

TermDefinition
Business risk The possibility of loss (failure) or gain (success) inherent in conducting business
Command economic system An economic system in which all or many of the means of production and distribution are owned and controlled by the government.
Communism A command economic system in which the government controls the economic system and does not allow private ownership of the means of production and distribution
Competition The rivalry among two or more businesses to attract scarce customer dollars.
Cost of goods The amount of money a business pays for the products it sells or for the raw materials from which it produces goods to sell; the amount of money a business pays for the products (or for any part of the products) it sells.
Direct competition Rivalry between or among businesses that offer similar types of goods or services.
Economic risks Risks that result from changes in overall business conditions
Economic system The organized way in which a country handles its economic decisions and solves its economic problems.
Expenses Money spent or cost incurred in an organization's efforts to generate revenue, representing the cost of doing business.
Guarantee A promise made to the consumer that a product’s purchase price will be refunded if the product is not satisfactory.
Human risk Perils caused by human errors as well as the unpredictability of customers, employees, or the work environment.
Income The money received by resource owners and by producers for supplying goods and services to customers
ndirect competition Rivalry between or among businesses that offer dissimilar goods or services.
Monopoly A type of market structure in which a market is controlled by one supplier, and there are no substitute goods or services readily available.
Natural risks Perils resulting from environmental causes
Non-price competition A type of rivalry between or among businesses that involves factors other than price (e.g., customer services, modern facilities, trained personnel, and variety of products)
Operating expenses All of the expenses involved in running a business.
Oligopoly A market structure in which there are relatively few sellers, and industry leaders usually determine prices.
Perfect competition A market structure in which there are many businesses selling a lot of identical products for about the same price to many buyers; also known as pure competition.
Price competition A type of rivalry between or among businesses that focuses on the use of price to attract scarce customer dollars.
Private enterprise system An economic system in which individuals and groups, rather than government, own or control the means of production–the human and natural resources and capital goods used to produce goods and services. Also known as free market economy, private profit
Monetary reward a business owner receives for taking the risk involved in investing in a business; income left once all expenses are paid.
The desire to make a profit which moves people to invest in business.
The possibility of loss to a business without any possibility of gain.
Monopoly that the government allows to exist legally
A modified command economic system in which government owns the basic means of production and allows private ownership of businesses as well
Chances of loss that may result in loss, no change, or gain.
Traditional economy An economic system in which people produce only what they must have in order to exist; all economic decisions are based on habit and tradition.
Warranty A promise made by the seller to the customer that the seller will repair or replace a product that does not perform as expected. A promise to the purchaser that a product will be repaired or replaced if it proves to be defective.
Created by: oliviagracee