A jobber is an intermediary that buys from producers to sell to retailers and offers various services with that function.

Business Terms Glossary

What Is a Jobber?

A jobber is an intermediary that buys from producers to sell to retailers and offers various services with that function. Wondering if you have a good idea for a business? Check out Going Beyond the Napkin: How Do You Know If Your Idea Is Any Good? and How Do You Know If You Have a Good...

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What Is Selective Distribution?

Selective distribution is a strategy where a producer sells its products or services in a few exclusively chosen retail outlets in a specific geographical area.

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What Is a Cash Flow Budget?

A cash flow budget is a budget that provides an overview of cash inflows and outflows during a specified period of time. This is often called the cash flow, or the cash budget. Just as cash flow is one of the most critical elements of business, the cash flow projection or table is one of...

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What Are Assets?

Assets are property that a business owns, including cash and receivables, inventory, and so on. Assets are any possessions that have value in an exchange. The more formal definition is the entire property of a person, association, corporation, or estate applicable or subject to the payment of debts. What most people understand as business assets...

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What Is an Asset Turnover?

Asset turnover is sales divided by total assets. Important for comparison over time and to other companies of the same industry. This is a standard business ratio.  

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What Is an Agent?

An agent is a business entity that negotiates, purchases, and/or sells, but does not take title to the goods. Check out our latest articles on law and taxes for more information on the legal side of setting up and managing your business.

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What Is Adventure Capital?

Adventure capital is capital needed in the earliest stages of the venture’s creation before the product or service is available to be provided. If you’re considering your funding options, our funding guide is a great place to start.

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What Is an Adaptive Firm?

An adaptive firm is an organization that is able to respond to and address changes in their market, their environment, and/or their industry to better position themselves for survival and profitability. To be adaptive, it’s smart to look at your business critically—and a tool like a SWOT analysis can be helpful here. Check out our...

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A jobber is an intermediary that buys from producers to sell to retailers and offers various services with that function.