(EN) – 40 Useful Business Acronyms and Abbreviations | Rehab M. Soliman

ABC – always be closing
ASAP – as soon as possible
B2B – business to business
B2C – business to consumer
CAD – computer aided design
CEO – chief executive officer
CFO – chief financial officer
CIO – chief investment officer/chief information officer
CMO – chief marketing officer
COO – chief operating officer
CTO – chief technology officer
DOE – depending on experiment
EBITDA – earning before interests, taxes, depreciation and amortization
EOD – end of day/end of discussion
ERP – enterprise resource planning (business management software that a company can use to store and manage data from every stage of business)
ESOP – employee stock ownership plan
ETA – estimated time of arrival
FYI – for your information
HTML – hypertext mark-up language
IPO – initial public offering
ISP – internet service provider
KPI – key performance indicators
LLC – limited liability company
MILE – maximum impact, little effort
MOOC – massive open online course
MSRP – manufacturer’s suggested retail price
NDA – non-disclosure agreement
NOI – net operating income
NRN – no reply necessary
OTC – over the counter
PR – public relations
QC – quality control
R & D – research and development
RFP – request for proposal
ROI – return on investment
RRP – recommended retail price
SEO – search engine optimization
SLA – service level agreement
VAT – value added tax
VPN – virtual private network


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