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Common Startup Terms

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There are currently 15 names in this directory beginning with the letter B.
B2B
Business to Business - involving transactions between businesses.

B2B2C
A business model serving both business and consumer markets.

B2C
Business to Consumer - involving transactions between businesses and consumers.

Balance Sheet
A financial statement detailing your startup's assets, liabilities, and equity.

BAU (Business As Usual)
Refers to standard, everyday business operations.

Beta
A stage of product development following alpha testing, involving external user testing.

BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal)
A challenging and inspiring long-term business goal.

Board of Directors
A group elected to oversee and represent shareholders, providing strategic guidance.

Bootstrapping
Building and growing your startup without external funding.

Bridge
A short-term financing round supporting your startup until the next significant funding round.

Bubble
An economic phenomenon where the value of assets, like startups, becomes inflated.

Burn Rate
The rate at which your startup uses up its available capital.

Business Plan Competition
A competition where startups present their business plans to win funding or support.

Buying the Logo
Acquiring a company primarily for its brand or intellectual property.

Buyout
The acquisition of a company, often involving purchasing a majority of its shares.