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  Leverage (finance) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A profitable business with good credit and cash flow may be able to borrow at rates well below the rate at which they can earn money in their core business or other projects by utilizing the borrowed capital.
Because the percentage increase in a leveraged portfolio is higher by the same ratio as the decrease is higher.
In a 200% leveraged index it's a 20% increase, to 120, and a 18.17% (9.09*2) decrease from 120 to 98.2 (120 * (1 - (110-100) / 110) * 2).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leverage_(business)   (720 words)

 The Third Form of Leverage
Business schools have taught that there are two forms of leverage available to business: operating and financial.
Leverage, in its simplest sense, is the substitution of a fixed quantity for a variable quantity.
For example, operating leverage is the extent to which a company's costs of operating are fixed (rent, equipment cost) as opposed to variable (material, direct labor).
homepage.mac.com /sneiderhauser/leverage.html   (709 words)

 Agricultural Finance Review
Business risk (BR), the variability in net income or equity growth caused by changes in the biophysical environment and in markets, is embodied in the variance of ROA over time.
The actual business ROA realized during a year for all players is a discrete probability distribution found in the rolling of a pair of dice, as revealed in Table 3.
The business performance during the year for each player will depend on the amount of equity invested in the business, the leverage position, the actual ROA realized for the year, and the cost of debt.
aem.cornell.edu /special_programs/afr/55/volume_55_article8.htm   (6558 words)

 Print Version - Using Business Portals to Leverage Information | Business intelligence, data warehousing and analytics ...
Although a great deal has been written about business intelligence portals, I often find that my clients are still confused about what a portal is and why it should be the cornerstone of a customer intelligence strategy.
Business portals apply the same principles (and similar technology) to address the confusion inherent in another group of systems — corporate databases.
Business intelligence portals bring various data sources to a single news page which allows the manager to review the most current information offerings and select areas for further investigation and analysis.
www.dmreview.com /editorial/dmreview/print_action.cfm?articleId=2252   (1977 words)

 PowerHomeBiz Small & Home Business Blog: Leverage the Power of Publicity for Your Small Business
Your business is only as good as the number of people who knows about it.
Some entrepreneurs start doing promotions only when their businesses are up and running, while some market their business even before the products or services are fully launched.
The home-based business she initially launched with her husband has achieved national acclaim and she is currently successfully balancing her life as a career woman, entrepreneur, and mother of an infant and toddler.
www.powerhomebiz.com /blog/2005/01/leverage-power-of-publicity-for-your.html   (384 words)

 CCH Business Owner's Toolkit | Operating Leverage
The extent to which a business uses fixed costs (compared to variable costs) in its operations is referred to as "operating leverage." The greater the use of operating leverage (fixed costs, often associated with fixed assets), the larger the increase in profits as sales rise and the larger the increase in loss as sales fall.
With a lower level of operating leverage, the business shows less growth in profits as sales rise, but faces less risk of loss as sales decline.
A decision to go with heavier investment in fixed assets and to increase operating leverage will, to a large extent, be determined by your perception of the economy and of the ability of your business to meet higher sales levels necessary to support the fixed costs.
www.toolkit.cch.com /text/P06_7540.asp   (678 words)

 Communicate: The DSL path: as ADSL becomes widely available, can business finally leverage the multimedia technologies ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Businesses can therefore get more than enough speed, but will also be convinced on cost.
For businesses, this means they can be much more creative about the way they communicate with customers to market and sell goods and services.
Businesses will increasingly use streaming media and communications over the internet which will start to truly become real time, with data, video and voice applications all being used concurrently.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0BKU/is_2001_Oct/ai_80158130   (1526 words)

 Finance Topic: Capital Structure
Introduction to operating leverage from the perspective of the small business owner, including the trade-offs between higher and lower fixed costs.
Financial data of two fictional companies is used to calculate operating leverage with different formulas, including the author's preferred method.
Interaction of operating and financial leverage and how the combined impact of both can be calculated.
www.swlearning.com /finance/students/capital_str.htm   (363 words)

 News Release - i2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Companies are now looking for ways to save money by leveraging e-business to fundamentally transform their customer and supplier relationships.
IBM and i2 Technologies work together to provide measurable business value, end-to-end e-business solutions that are designed to enhance operational efficiency, product excellence and customer service.
Leveraging IBM and i2 capabilities, clients optimize e-business processes on the Internet with leading-edge e-business applications, consulting, technology, and advanced research supported by applied knowledge, extensive global implementation, and integration skills.
www.i2.com /Company/News/releases/view.cfm?id=E4CB3519-9E08-11D4-9EDF-0008C7FA726A   (875 words)

 Business Objects and IBM Launch e-Business Intelligence Profitability Seminar Series
Through the use of business intelligence capabilities from Business Objects integrated into First of Omaha Merchant Processing, our clients are improving their bottom-line and making more informed decisions for the future," said Nick Baxter, president of First of Omaha Merchant Processing.
IBM is dedicated to helping customers, business partners, and developers across a wide range of industries leverage the power of the internet for e-business.
Business Objects has built the industry’s strongest and most diverse partner community, and also offers consulting and education services to help customers effectively deploy their business intelligence projects.
www.businessobjects.com /news/press/press2001/busobj_ibm_e_bi.asp   (928 words)

 Business Credit No Personal Guarantees, Strategies Used to Build Business Credit
But while they are busy trying to get their business off the ground, they rip through all that money and have no back-up to tide them through until things take off.
All of this could have been avoided if, while they were building their business, they were building access to business credit at the same time, using the proven strategies that build strong business credit.
Having access to business credit when you need it can mean the difference between a thriving business and one that folds.
www.businesscreditsuccess.com   (2665 words)

 Site Build It! - Local Businesses
If your business is primarily driven by local clientele, you can still survive without a Web site for the next short while.
My knowledge and understanding of my business allowed me to create very interesting content that would be relevant to consumers and do it yourselfers as well as small contractors.
It didn't take me long to realize that I could develop my own affiliate referral program where folks that were looking for a reference on someone in their area would come to me for that reference.
localbiz.sitesell.com   (3580 words)

 Maximize Business Performance: Leverage Existing Systems to Get BPM Benefits Now
In prior columns, we've discussed the selection of a business performance management (BPM) software vendor; however, you might not need to buy or build anything to get the BPM benefits you are pursuing.
Important steps in launching a BPM initiative are to evaluate your strategy, determine your most important business drivers and choose KPIs.
Craig Schiff, a pioneer in business performance management, helped create and define the space known first as analytic applications, then business intelligence and now BPM.
www.dmreview.com /article_sub.cfm?articleId=1011010   (937 words)

 Systech Solutions, Inc. - Transforming Data into Knowledge _________________________________________________   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Business Objects is the world's leading provider of enterprise business intelligence (BI) solutions.
The company's solutions leverage the information that is stored in an array of corporate databases, enterprise resource planning (ERP), and customer relationship management (CRM) systems.
Netezza is a fast-growing provider of enterprise-class data warehouse appliances that deliver breakthrough performance and ease-of-use at a fraction of the cost of traditional data warehouse solutions.
www.systechusa.com /alliances/ao.htm   (592 words)

 ERP Research Pavilion
Koorb Consulting, recently awarded Microsoft Business Solutions NZ Partner of the Year (2005), is the largest and most successful Microsoft Axapta partner in NZ.
Microsoft Business Solutions, a division of Microsoft, offers a wide range of integrated, end-to-end business applications and services designed to help small, mid-market and corporate businesses become more connected with customers, employees, partners and suppliers.
ACCPAC offers End-to-End Business Management Applications, which are specifically designed to help you maximise productivity, leverage business intelligence, expand market reach and provide better service to your clients and business partners.
www.istart.co.nz /ERP-SCM-solutions.htm   (1398 words)

 Using Schema and Serialization to Leverage Business Logic (Extreme XML)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In this issue of Extreme XML, we are going to examine the importance of schema usage and the use of serialization technology to leverage XML in your applications and services.
As you read the article it would prudent to have the source code and schema in front of you in order to better understand the flow as several key concepts are only implied.
Now I did not add any business logic for failure, but this would be simple to do since each deserializer is written the same way.
msdn.microsoft.com /library/en-us/dnexxml/html/xml04162001.asp?frame=true   (5049 words)

 Marketing - advertising, offline/telemarketing, online, public relations and media, sales articles at LearnThis.Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While virtually every business has a website, few are harnessing the potential of their websites and the interne...
Many Internet companies have based their business model solely on advertising revenue, and most have failed.
Businesses have been using technology for many years, but the Internet created a flood of new and exciting ways to provide benefits to the customer.
www.learnthis.info /articles/marketing/page170.html   (519 words)

 IBM - Media and entertainment
In today's business landscape, advertising agencies are under enormous pressure to service global brands more efficiently and effectively than every before.
Discover how IBM can help you leverage business and process efficiencies to collaborate with clients and partners.
Increasing share of revenues generated by digital formats are creating new requirements for managing business to business and business to customer-facing processes — requiring more integrated customer-facing environments, applications and processes, as well as integration across enterprise data.
www-1.ibm.com /industries/media   (431 words)

 Coach Sandy Kemp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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LEVERAGE will show you how to work your way into super profits and at the same time show you how to create a business that works without you.
It's a break-through in business education and it'll have you racking up the profits in no time.
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 March, 2003 - University of Michigan Business School
Researchers at the University of Michigan Business School believe firms can reach this goal by tapping their “wellsprings” of human talent and creative energy while at the same time conducting their day-to-day operations using means that create positive emotion, positive meaning and positive relationships.
The University of Michigan Business School and the Executive Committee of the FuturTech Conference are pleased to announce FuturTech 2004, “Pervasive Technologies and the Advantages of the Informed.” The two-day conference, to be held on January 15th and 16th 2004, will feature talks by high-tech industry leaders and renowned experts.
It is a joint initiative of alumni from the Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Wharton, Sloan, Haas, Kellogg, Tuck, Fuqua, University of Chicago, Columbia University, University of Michigan, Darden, Stern, Yale, Anderson, London Business School, INSEAD, IMD and IESE.
www.bus.umich.edu /AlumniCommunity/Michiganmail/Archive/05Sep03.htm   (9562 words)

 Red Wing business needs leverage training grants
"Both training grants are expected to support employees’ need to diversify and to enhance their skills, and to give the respective business partners the confidence that remaining and growing in Minnesota is the right decision," said Matt Kramer, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner and MJSP Board Chair.
DBI Sala/Protecta anticipates the higher skilled workforce will create additional value for the company as a result; and Southeast Technical will increase their knowledge base to better serve Southeast Minnesota business.
The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Board brings businesses with specific education needs together with educational institutions to design customized training programs.
www.deed.state.mn.us /news/release/2005/wd5Jan05.htm   (385 words)

 Leverage (business)
Most commonly in finance leverage takes the form of borrowing money from a lender to reinvest it into another project or investment earning a greater rate of return than the interest cost.
The use of leverage thus allows greater potential return to the investor than otherwise would have been available.
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www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/l/le/leverage__business_.html   (426 words)

 Business Wire: Netspace Licenses Netopia's e-Business Platform To Leverage Franchise Business Model; Internet ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Netopia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTPA), a market leader in providing DSL Internet equipment and e-commerce Web platforms to small and medium size businesses, today announced that Netspace, a leading, nationwide Internet consulting company and Franchisor, headquartered in Miami, Florida, has licensed Netopia's e-Business platform to provide the tools and applications necessary for its franchise business model.
"We are excited that Netspace's fast growing army of consultants and their thousands of business clients have access to the power and ease of use of Netopia's e-commerce Web platform," said Tom Spadafore, Group Vice President, Netopia e-Business.
Netopia's DSL equipment and e-commerce Web platforms enable businesses to connect easily and cost-effectively to the Internet, establish and enhance their Internet presence, and conduct business and electronic commerce on the Web.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2000_August_2/ai_63814690   (787 words)

 E2KITS Home Page - Business Knowledge Resources and Tools for Competitive Advantage
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 business process outsourcing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Business Process Outsourcing - HomeBusiness Process Management (BPM) is delegating back-office business processes to Capgemini who will manage the processes, provide service according to...
Business Process Outsourcing Overhyped?Many firms are investigating business process outsourcing for back-end processes as a way to cut costs and focus on core competencies, but analysts say...
Leverage Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) with Accenture to achieve optimal performance in critical enterprise processes at reduced costs.
outsourcing.tossimpo.com /business-process-outsourcing   (210 words)

 Network Marketing Business Explained   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The biggest mistake you can make with your Network Marketing Distribution business is not using the tools of the Internet to build it, we will explained it to you as well.
Permitting to the independent business Owner Support and Leverage to expend their business by products benefits and developing relationship.
As is true with any network marketing opportunity or with any other business opportunity, there are many more people earning very little or nothing than are earning large incomes.
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 ::: Leverage Business Systems, Inc. :::
At Leverage Business Systems we are in the business of leveraging the power and versatility of today’s most advanced technologies to strengthen your business and help you succeed!
Our staff has over 15 years of combined experience customizing technology solutions to the needs and budgets of small to medium-sized businesses.
As a full-service provider of technology solutions for business, our approach is centered around Listening to Your Needs, Designing and Agreeing on an Adequate Information Technology Strategy, Implementing this strategy in a Timely manner, and Providing Highly-Available, Quality Service and Support.
www.leveragebusinesssystems.com   (91 words)

 Technical Leverage - Small Business IT Solutions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Technical Leverage is a total technology solutions company.
We deliver complete software systems and leverage existing systems focusing on the Microsoft.NET platform, but use other technologies where appropriate.
Our goal is to leverage the IT potential of small businesses when it comes to IT and Internet matters.
www.technicalleverage.com   (174 words)

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