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

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Rights agreements hinge? [closed]

This is an article from Pushsquare game site: The Financial Times (paywall) tips giant Electronic Arts to be next, although given its focus on multiformat sports franchises – and its precarious ...
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Could you please find below details VS Please find below details [closed]

I am writing a business email providing details that customer has requested... Below are two versions... Please find below attached details. Could you please find below attached details. Could ...
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A first line of a business email when you don't know the name nor gender of a person you write to (and time-agnostic too) [duplicate]

"Greetings," and "hello there" are not businessy enough, are they? "Dear Sir or Madam," sounds a bit too pompous. "Good time of a day" sounds strange. Are there ...
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A word for a business that makes supporting products for another, specific business?

Is there a business term for a company's whose products and services are entirely in support of another company's product or service? For example Companies that sell door fronts, door pulls and couch ...
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Suitable substitute for "edge" in business terminology

I am doing a translation on global integration among entrepreneurs. There is one sentence that makes me very confused is "talk about the outside of the topic before going straight to the main ...
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I was asked by my boss to 'have them do sth', is that rude or not?

I was asked by my boss to 'have them arrange to do this' (where "them" is an external client) - I felt like this not the nicest form to ask an employee to do something, but I'm not native ...
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A word to describe an industry where personal growth depends on insider knowledge

I am trying to come up with a word that describes an industry where your growth as a professional depends on learning from others, not from books or research. Example: It's difficult for young people ...
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"Good night", "sleep well", which one is more formal, which one is more intimate? [closed]

"Good night", "sleep well", which one is more formal, which one is more intimate?
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A period of at least thirty (30) continuous days from the date

One of the conditions in a contract is mentioning: The hydro power plants to be built to have been completed, commissioned, in operation and successfully generating power for a period of at least ...
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Term for staggered delivery approach (delivering service before total completion of the project)

If you go to a restaurant and tell them to bring whatever is ready first, what would be the business term for that? Given a project, you are completing documents as you go - your client has asked you ...
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"I take on board your thoughts" in a formal setting

I was recently chatting with a prospective business partner (UK) and in the email exchange, mentioned a potential activity I will be engaging in, let's say X, in relation to a previously discussed ...
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Please is polite but can adding it seem impolite or impatient

Example: I send my boss or co-worked the following message without please: I need my [some specific company] software updated. In an effort to be polite, I'll add please: I need my [some specific ...
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What do you call a client who is one of the most important for your business? [closed]

We are a small company and we treat this as an advantage. We work with a very limited number of clients, so each and every one of them is super important for us. We can't afford to screw anything up ...
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Collective term for nontechnical staff at a company?

I am looking for a term which would refer to all of the nontechnical staff at a technical company. For example, if it is a software firm, the term would refer to, say, all HR, education, travel and ...
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Correct use of the terms "posting" and "booking" in accounting

When translating phrases for a commercial software system, I encountered a few uncertainties with accounting terms (my native language, as well as the system's source language, is German.) I know that ...
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Different words for incoming and outgoing delivery

In German there are different words for Incoming Delivery and Outgoing Delivery (Anlieferung and Auslieferung). Are there some words in English that have similar distinction? The closest match I could ...
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What is the term for a special service a firm provides to secure a sale?

Is there a standard word to describe something a seller does to secure a sale, particularly an add-on service or package? Like when a car dealer adds a package for new wheels or detailing or a ...
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Is there a word for centering the English language that is disconnected from England?

I am looking to describe the centering of the English language (in a US-based but global business culture). The company itself is based in California, and what I'm seeing is an intersection of US-...
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responsible person, person in charge or designated person?

I am looking for a term that is commonly used in business reports to indicate the responsible person or person in charge of certain activities(for example, person who performed product inspection to ...
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What is an expression for finishing up work on a newspaper/magazine issue?

Suppose your team is working on a newspaper issue of which the deadline is approaching. Therefore, final touches must be put to it before sending it to the printers. What expression do you use to ...
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Do I have to put ,Inc. every time I mention our company in a single article?

I write blogs for our company website, often commenting on what services our company provides, so I will usually mention our company name a few times in the article. It is a local company, but it is ...
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Is there a word or words to describe a workplace where employees end up managing managers?

I'm looking for a way to describe a workplace where the employees end up having to manage their own manager. This takes the form of employees having to ask for work, constantly check work has been ...
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What to say when someone's answer is not related to our question or at least we think it's not? [duplicate]

I would say: "How's that related to my question ?" Please answer for both formal and informal cases
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"Please be informed that we have sent back" [closed]

Is it correct to write: "Please be informed that we have sent back"
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Business Language for "Good looking out"

I am looking for a business language alternative to the slang "good looking out" meaning something similar to "thanks for looking out for me" but with a more familiar tone ...
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Meaning of "to achieve the setup of a disaster recovery plan" (business language)

From a document I'm translating: Business Continuity A. Managers shall ensure that procedures within their area of responsibility are carried out correctly to achieve the setup of a disaster recovery ...
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What is "authorized signature competence"? (business language)

From a document I'm translating. The document lays down requirements for a company to comply with in order to pass certification: Authorized Signature A list of authorized signatures shall be kept ...
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Term for actively opting out of a requirement to see if it is truly required

There was a term or phrase I encountered years ago which encompassed the idea of not doing an action to see if there is any blowback. If no blowback occurs then it is considered an efficiency ...
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"It's a great thing" in a formal letter? [closed]

Is it ok to say "it's a great thing that your company does this and that because..." in a business letter or is there another way to say it ?
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Is there a word or phrase for a third-party contractor of a third-party entity?

Consider the following: I represent Company A Company A has a contractor that they offload work to, called Company B Company B has a contractor that they offload Company A's work to, called Company C ...
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What is the best word to describe business travel? [closed]

If my company sent me to another city to carry out some duties for the company there and return after a while (e.g., 1 week or less), then what is the best word to describe this business travel? Can I ...
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What do you call a person who's more focused on appearing busy than doing meaningful work?

One might think of boondoggle/boondoggling but I'm looking for something a bit different: rather than trying to appear busy without actually being so, I'm trying to find a word or expression to ...
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variations on overview: from fifty thousand feet?

To follow-up on an excellent related question, what are the varying distinctions between: From x feet x foot view where x is commonly and variously between ten and fifty thousand.
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What is the best translation for the German word "Bündler", meaning an intermediary merchant for agricultural goods and produce?

I'm looking for a good translation of the German word "Bündler" which in our context is an intermediary merchant for agricultural goods and produce. DeepL offered me the word "bundler&...
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What is the proper way to use commas when addressing two or more people by placing their names at the start of the sentence?

I frequently need to address multiple people in writing at work. This is usually done in a way that makes it convenient to at them all at once. E.g. @dale, @emily, please take a look at this and, if ...
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Accompanying person in corporate environment

International customers attend the training center of a company for training purposes. Sometimes those customers are accompanied by translators or salespersons. I am looking for a short noun to name ...
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How did 'knight' semantically specialise to mean acquirer of a target company?

From my research on chess, I know that the knight jumps to the opposite corner of a 2x3 rectangle, and is the only piece that can jump over all other pieces. But measured in points, the knight isn't ...
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Is there a formal way of stating "to be appointed"?

I am currently writing the annual report for a charity. There are trustees which will be appointed, but not at the date of the report. Is there a formal way of stating Trustee "to be appointed&...
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What is another way of saying "we cannot guarantee"?

1. Summarize the problem I work for an IT solutions provider and we always try to get the customer anything they inquire. We also want to avoid negative connotations with our brand, so we avoid ...
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Term for"getting out of a business deal"

Is there a legal/business term for "getting out of a [business] deal"? The context is say somebody has done everything he/she was supposed to do, and handed over all his/her responsibilities ...
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What does POC mean?

I'm mailing with someone to purchase a product. At the end of one of the emails that I received there's a word, "POC". I'm struggling to find the meaning of this word and the meaning of it ...
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After Interview Reply

I was interviewed 3 days ago which went well and It was my last interview with respective department Head for the position. I didn't receive any reply after the interview so I contacted the HR guy ...
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Part-Time and Freelance working schedules: set, or on-demand

I'm trying to find a way to use fairly formal/professional language to describe two different models for work. I have a rough idea of the two models, but I am currently only able to use informal ...
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What is the correct word usage of "spends a lot" in this context?

I am in the process of writing a business plan and want to write that the organization's target audience spends a lot. However, I have to mention this a lot and I can not figure out how to write this ...
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Umbrella term for Invoice, Debit Note, or Credit Note

I would like to find a generic term for a transaction of type Invoice, Debit Note, or Credit Note. The term transaction is already reserved since the context involves other sorts of transactions ...
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Is 'Could you please looking into the issue?' grammatically correct? [closed]

I have seen a question as in the title above in a formal thread. Is it grammatically correct using looking here? And also what about these alternatives? Can you please look into the issue? Could you ...
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Why teams working on related projects are called sister teams and not brother teams? [duplicate]

I have seen in american workplaces (especially software companies) the teams who work on related projects or work on some complimentary projects are called sister teams. why do we call them sister ...
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What do we call a company that provides the services that were outsourced?

If my company outsources some manufacturing site (pharmaceutical plant) auditing functions to a third-party company, what is the most generic term for that company? I found outsourcing provider, is ...
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Why do scammers frequently call their products a "system"?

Whenever I hear radio ads for various weird liquid vitamin bottles and similar scams (or very likely scams), they always call these bottles "systems": Our system is guaranteed to be ...
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how to describe a person in office live by `Information Asymmetry`

if a person work in a office at a firm. He reports his manager the information best for him, sometimes lies to his manager. He tells his subordinate staff the information best for him, sometimes lies ...

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