Business Dictionary

The Small Business Dictionary defines, explains, and cross-references more than 1,800 key small business words, phrases, acronyms, and concepts, covering topics including small business finance, management, sales, startup, exit strategy, and growth. To use the dictionary, type a word in the search box or click a letter to browse the listings alphabetically.

Voluntary bankruptcy

The process where the debtor petitions the court for bankruptcy protection. Also see Involuntary bankruptcy.

Glossary provided by Campbell R. Harvey, Professor of Finance at Duke University.
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