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Terminology, etiquette, and conventions used when doing business in English.

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Name for a business model where you get free 'basic' packages

I'm looking for a term for a business model that includes free base packages and charges you for the amount of service you require. Some examples: Unity, pay once you make 100'000 Google Drive, ...
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Is the use of “product design” as a noun modifier correct in this sentence?

The start-ups present their product design and proposed business models to our board of directors. Someone has pointed out to me that this is the right way to write this sentence, instead of this: ...
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Is it acceptable to use “and” and an ampersand in the same sentence?

Editing copy on marketing collateral for my company can be tricky. There are lots of lists involved; it can be hard to balance clarity with keeping things concise. My biggest issue recently has been ...
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Is the word “attached” in the sentence “Please find attached the file…” passive or adjective? Why can the word “attached” split verb from object

The sentence "Please find attached the file containing the data you requested" is often seen at the beginning of emails. To be precise, the first part of it (Please find attached the file). The second ...
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Use “Expressive” as a noun in company name/title [closed]

I'm aware that "expressive" is an adjective in normal use. However, I wonder what the leeway on stylistic liberties might be on it's use as a noun or title for a business/organization in the vein of "...
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Should I repeat my greeting in an email exchange? [closed]

In case I send John Smith an email and he sends me a response, should I include "Hi John," when I am replying to his email?
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Why in business, horizontal market are called horizontal and vertical market are called veritical?

Horizontal market serves a wide range of buyers for example cars like mercidies benz, Honda civic, Toyoto corolla but in contrast vertical markets are quite focused to serve needs of specific groups ...
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Alternative to “grandfather” in an organizational context [duplicate]

In organizations sometimes we refer to the manager of a manager as the "grandfather". For example "candidates for senior level positions must go through a grandfather's interview" meaning those ...
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What is the business term to use when describing take a business to smaller markets

Like a business used to operate in big cities/markets, now the mgmt team made a decision - avoid the saturation and competition - to take the business to smaller places where there are new ...
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Aggregate vs total [closed]

What is the difference between the words aggregate and total? Please give examples where one word might be preferred to the other. In economics for example, there are terms like aggregate demand, ...
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Opposite of “granular”

What is the opposite of "granular" in the following usage? granularity The level of detail considered in a model or decision making process. The greater the granularity, the deeper the ...
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Formal way to suggest a time for a business call [closed]

If I was asked to set a time for a business call, what terms can I use to formally suggest/ determine a time? Can I use the following in formal writing? "5 O'clock would be good for me. Would this ...
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Term for an unachievable goal which should be aimed for

Is there a term to describe a goal which it's unlikely will ever be fully achieved, but should be aimed for anyway? E.g. "All business processes should be fully documented" is a great goal to have. ...
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Alternative to “queer the deal”?

The phrase queer at­ti­tude used to be com­mon­place, sim­ply mean­ing a strange at­ti­tude or un­help­ful be­hav­ior. Un­for­tu­nately in the present era, I once used that phrase and sadly of­fended ...
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The best way to write down my English name [closed]

I would like to ask for native English speakers’ opinion on the best way to write down my English name. My name is Minhyuk Lim(Korean name), and in the most of business circumstances, foreign ...
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“Body Leasing”: Is it English?

In my country, we sometimes call working arrangements where one company "leases" individual employees to another "body leasing". "Body" and "to lease" are obviously English words of good standing, ...
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Is there a general term for an inventory item that is taken from over time?

For example, let's say there's a business that has reels of wire rope, yarn, or chain. Or even tanks full of gasoline. In all of those cases, what is being sold is not the whole reel or tank, but ...
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Connotations of the word Triassic [closed]

Our company is planning to name a new venture as Triassic... and our user base is native English speakers mostly in the US and rest of the world. I wanted to check with native speakers does the word ...
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Question about thank you card writing [closed]

I have to write a thank you card to an organization leader on behalf of a group. I am also a part of that group. How do I, at the end of the card, sign my name, while also indicating that I’m writing ...
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Is it correct to say “Open shift”?

Is it correct to say open shift and close shift or is it more preferred to use begin shift and close shift? By opening shift, I mean it from the perspective of the worker that uses a cash register or ...
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“draft invoice” or “upcoming invoice”?

If I have a provisional document that is listing the items that will be billed for this month (subject to change, because the month is not yet finished), then what is the better term? "draft invoice" ...
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Signing off an email with 'on behalf of'? [closed]

I am writing an email as one of the committee members of a voluntary organization. Is this an appropriate way to sign off an informal email whose audience is professionals? Regards, On behalf of <...
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Is there an idiom about not listening? Or about being rude?

We have a foreign boss, he isn't very receptive if we broach subjects with him about his mannerisms. However he has been very interested in learning different colloquialisms or idioms. We have been ...
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Use of encl. at the bottom of a cover letter where the body of the text already explains this

I am submitting a grant request. The package will include four copies of the grant request, an executive summary, and a cover letter. The cover letter is very short and says in part "I have included ...
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Term for entering a market with a lower pricing and simpler offer [business] [closed]

There is a term meant to describe the following situation, in business strategy: Suppose there is a market with a few companies acting as a closed oligopoly, with only full-featured and very pricey ...
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Word to describe a company that pretends to do the right thing? [closed]

What word(s) would you use to describe a business or company that pretends to do the legal/right thing regarding employees, but in reality the company does not care. This issue pertains to legalities ...
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Short word to describe someone wearing smartglasses [closed]

My company is developing smart eyewear and I'm looking for a short word to describe the users of our smartglasses for English documents. The ideal wording would be understandable by British, US, and ...
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Open annotation vs Closed annotation for business writing

For business writing (mail and letters) which one is more preferred annotation? Open annotation:- Hi James ...... Thanks Vikas Closed annotation:- Hi James, ...... Thanks, Vikas
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Use of the word “Compatibility”

I'm writing parameters for a software report. I need a word that means "compatible" but compatible to many different applications. Something like "multi-compatible."
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I did not get the job offer. What term could describe the brief sadness I experienced, then moving forward?

I was turn downed for a job offer after an onsite interview. This was sad news for me. What term could describe the brief sadness I experienced upon notification that I did not make the cut for a job ...
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Please find enclosed…? [duplicate]

I ran into a phrase that does not make sense to me. It reads: We are always pleased to have new subscribers, and I am certain you will be delighted with the upcoming season. Please find enclosed the ...
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A common term for Promote/Demote?

I have been working on a software where there is a section to promote and/or demote other users. For last two days, I have been thinking and searching for a common term to group both of these terms ...
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Name of a Product that Fixes the Problems Created by Another Product

At work today, I was having a discussion with a coworker. He believes that there is a specific name for the scenario or marketing strategy where a company creates a product that was designed to ...
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hypernym for clients, suppliers, partners, public enterprises, employees [closed]

I need an abstraction for the above terms for using in a financial service application. I am thinking to use "Current Accounts". Is it appropriate to use this term to cover all of these terms that I ...
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What is the word for someone who has (or had) the same job as someone else? [closed]

I mean two people who have the same job, but do not work together at the same place. I'm thinking about the word "counterpart", but I'm not sure about it! For example, considering two American film ...
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The process of cutting and shaping sheet metal so that air can pass through? like sides of a 1968 Corvette Stingray

Perhaps more technical or industry related, but what is the English word that describes the process of cutting and shaping sheet metal so it breathes yet aerodynamic and weather resistant. Kind of ...
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Abbreviation or word like “cc'd”, but referring to someone in the “to:” field

I'm looking for an abbreviation or single word which functions just like the abbreviation "cc'd", except explicitly refers to someone who is in the To: field of an email, and not the CC: or BCC: field....
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Other ways to say 'take your time' / 'whenever you can' / 'no rush'? [duplicate]

Are there other ways to say Take your time? I know: Whenever you can It's not (terribly) urgent No rush Any other ideas?
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Is there a word to use in business setting that is not as intense as “focus”?

Is there a word to use in business setting that is not as intense as "focus"? I am trying to communicate in a header/subject line that a meeting will include discussing a specific topic, but I also ...
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What do you call the person responsible for a meeting?

What do you call the person that is responsible for conducting a meeting, i.e. inviting participants, preparing the agenda and (mostly) also moderating the meeting, as well as define and document the ...
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Is there a word that describes both “providing” and “utilizing”?

Original Question: I'm working on a personal 'Purpose Statement'. I would like to make it flow and be succinct. The statement is Purpose: To make software more meaningful by providing and utilizing ...
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Is “keep my fingers crossed for you” polite or impolite?

Email is critical to business today. I'd like to write business email. Is "keep my fingers crossed for you" polite or impolite? ex:) I will keep my fingers crossed for you. Good luck to you.
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Can the verb 'desire' be used in formal email?

Here is the sentence (a request for a client's feedback): Should you find time and desire, please be so kind to briefly express your point of view and compile relevant text in English or German. I ...
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Review manager/reviews manager

I work for a transcription company where my job is to both review files for accuracy and oversee and coordinate with other people who also will review files. Is it more accurate to say that I am the ...
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'Bucketization' - English or corporate speak?

I work in a BPO and sometimes we talk about 'bucketizing' an audience (segregating them based on performance/scores). Does such a word exist or should I pass this off as corporate jargon? The word is ...
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What is the term used to remind someone to submit something that is in a rush and important in a business term?

as the topic stated, I'm currently in a situation where the term "notification" is kind of over used, so I'm trying to find alternatives to emphasize the importance of the notification. Here's the ...
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What's another way of saying, “The problem with that is…”

I have a call center rep who constantly tells customers, "The problem with that.." or "Let me tell what the problem with that is." What would be a more appropriate phrase?
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Synonym for “follow-up” meaning the most experienced waiter as a noun

I used to work for a restaurant that had waiter teams. There were three roles: Aid, Lead, and Follow-up. The Aid was basically the busboy. The Lead greeted the customers, took the drink orders, got ...
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Was I being impolite using this phrase “Add our John Doe in the copy :)” at the end of a business conversation? [closed]

Some context: English is not my native language and I had a chat with my colleague from a remote location. She asked my team lead to add two users in some system and since the team lead was off the ...