Glossary Terms:

Marketplace: To Show or Not To Show

Glossary terms from:
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Business

Any activity or organization that produces or exchanges goods or services for a profit.

Complements

Goods and/or services that are often consumed together; e.g., left and right socks, or tennis rackets and tennis lessons.

Costs

An amount that must be paid or spent to buy or obtain something. The effort, loss or sacrifice necessary to achieve or obtain something.

Decision Making

Reaching a conclusion after considering alternatives and their results.

Economics

The study of how people, firms and societies choose to allocate scarce resources with alternative uses.

Insurance

A practice or arrangement whereby a company provides a guarantee of compensation for specified forms of loss, damage, injury or death. People obtain such guarantees by buying insurance policies, for which they pay premiums. The process allows for the spreading out of risk over a pool of insurance policyholders, with the expectation that only a few policholders will actually experience losses for which claims must be made. Types of insurance include automobile, health, renter's, homeowner's, disability and life.

Profit

Income received for entrepreneurial skills and risk taking, calculated by subtracting all of a firm's explicit and implicit costs from its total revenues.

Work

Effort applied to achieve a purpose or result, often for pay; skills and knowledge put to use to get something done; employment at a job or in a position; occupation, profession, business, trade, craft, etc.