CompanyCrafters Publishes Entrepreneur's Dictionary

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Dictionary to startup business terms for non-MBAs is available for free at CompanyCrafters Web site.

Every profession seems to have its own unique language, its own special vocabulary. If you're not from that particular field or haven't been trained in that discipline, you can find yourself on the outside looking in. We all know the feeling: even though everyone else in the room is speaking English, the strange words make it sound like a foreign language -- as if they're communicating in code, and you're the only one in the room who wasn't issued the secret decoder ring. One of the worst culprits is the field of business, and in particular entrepreneurship -- that is, starting new businesses from scratch.

To address this problem, management consulting firm CompanyCrafters today announced the publication of The Entrepreneur’s Dictionary: a Guide to Startup Business Terms for non-MBAs. The Entrepreneur’s Dictionary is a guide to business terminology for everyone in the startup game: entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, startup executives, service providers, corporate new-business startup specialists, university technology transfer professionals, inventors and anyone else considering launching a new venture. The Entrpreneur's Dictionary is offered at no charge at the CompanyCrafters website.

"We think of The Entrepreneur’s Dictionary as a secret decoder ring for 'start-up business speak,'" notes CompanyCrafters founding partner James D. Price. "The vast majority of new startup businesses are launched by people who have deep expertise in their particular field -- for example, wireless networking, or construction materials, or healthcare software. But ninety-nine percent of those entrepreneurs do not come equipped with an MBA degree or years of previous startup experience. So, whether we're talking about new ventures launched from under the corporate umbrella, university spin-outs or stand-alone startups, we've found that it's helpful to clear away some of the unnecessary mystery associated with business concepts and terminology."

Founded by veteran technology entrepreneurs, CompanyCrafters works with Fortune 2000 companies and research institutions to craft and launch new businesses based on the client’s innovations that often reach beyond the parent organization’s mainstream activities into new technologies, markets or business models. CompanyCrafters helps these businesses “get entrepreneurial” by crafting businesses around the most promising, highest return new business opportunities. More at

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