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[Report] SENEWS-2007-07-29 Report

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Now the VOA special english program, words and their stories.

There are many special terms in the world of business.The flowing story is about steetheart deal which I made last week.I made the deal with a friend and we both made a profite.I hade started a small company several years ago.I worked hard to make it successful.It was a sign-making business.It was a small company not a blue-chip company.It was not knowen nationally for the quality for its signs.It did not make millions of dollars in profits and it was private.It was not a public company with shares traded on the stock market. Still,I worked hard building up my business.I did not work only a few hours each day no bankers hours for me.Instand I spend many hours each day,seven days a week,trying to grow the company.I never cut corners or tried to save on expenses.I made many cold calls.I called on possible buyers from a list of people I had never seen.Such calls were often hard sells. I had to be very firm.Sometimes I sold my signs at a loss.I did not make money on my product when this heppened there was cutbacks .I had to use fewer supplies and reduce the number of workers. But after sever years the company broke even.Profits were equal to expenses and soon after I began to gain ground.My signs was selling very quickly.They were selling like hotcakes.I was happy.The company was moving forward and make real progress.It was in the black not in the red.The company was making money not losing it.My friend knew about my business.He is a leader in the sign making industry a real big gun,if you know what I mean.He offered to buy my company.My friend wanted to take it public.He wanted to sell shares in the company to the general public.My friend believed it was best to srtike while the iron is hot .He wanted to take action at the best time possible and not wait .He offered me a ball park estimate of the amount he would pay to buy my company.But I knew he is uneducated guess was low .My company worth much more.He ask his bean-counter to crunch the numbers that is he asked his accountant to take a close look at the finances of my company and decide how much it was worth.Then my friend increased his offer.My friend official offer was finally given to me in blake and white.It was writen on paper and more than I ever dreamed.I was finally able to get a break.I made a huge profite on my company and my friend also got a bang for the buck .He got a successful business for the money he spent .

This Voa special English progrem words and the storys was writen by Jone mars.
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