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Entrepreneur’s glossary

Once you are eager to delve into the business world, you will have to get acquainted with its specific terms and notions. Startups mean their own terminology which you should be aware of in order to do business successfully.

📌Outsource
In business:
This is a business practice in which a company hires a third-party to perform tasks, handle operations or provide services for the company. For example, if you are bad at design, you entrust a design agency to make a company logo. In other words, it means delegate tasks in order to focus on the main thing.

In everyday life:
Outsource means the work we are not willing to do and pay someone to do it for us. For instance, if you don’t like cooking, you order food. Likewise, in case you don’t want to be bothered with paperwork, you employ an assistant for this.

📌Business-accelerator
In business:
This is a platform which helps aspiring entrepreneurs through mentoring, investments, and expert guidance for a company’s share. Unlike a business incubator, business accelerators are more aimed at scaling up a finished product. However, occasionally they end up totally changing the company or switching onto another product.

📌Bootstrapping
In business:
Typically, it’s a situation in which an entrepreneur starts business with small capital. In a nutshell, this is financial self-help — the way of funding a startup with your own money without external investments.

📌Bottlenecks
In business:
It refers to an aspect which impedes the startup growth and development. This can be the development speed, low CEO competence, etc. Normally, a growth driver is hidden in a bottleneck. It means as soon as you work it out, you can considerably improve the results.

In everyday life:
This is a weak point of any process you handle. For example, your brother delays doing the dishes which prevents you from washing your plate. Analogously, in the corporate world, we ultimately have to work overtime to get the job done. Though this approach is not sustained at all. So, it’s important to identify and get rid of bottlenecks as soon as possible.

📌Idea validation
In business:
A startup path means uncertainty. Business beginners have to make a bunch of decisions on the spot. They don’t know for sure whether the idea will work out or not. Validating an idea — testing it on the market. Then you will see how much it is valuable for the market and if its potential is big enough.

In everyday life:
It means testing an idea via going through a sensory experience. For instance, you consider the US a perfect country for your personal and professional development though you’ve never been there. By visiting the country you will validate your idea getting more information through your sense organs.

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