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Now the VOA special English program the words and their stories.

There are many special terms in the word of business.The following story is about a sweet heart deal which I made last week.I made the deal with a friend and we both made profit.

I had start 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 .I was not known nationally for the quality of its signs ,It did not make millions of dollars in profits.And it was private.It not a public company with shares traded on the stock macket.

Still ,I worked hard building up my business.I did not work only a few hours each day ,no banker's hours for me .Instead I spent many hours each day,7days a week try to grow the company.I never cut corners or try to save on expenses.I made many cold calls. I called on possible buyers from a list people I had never seem.Such calls were often hard sells .I had to be very firm.Sometimes I sole my signs at a loss.I did not make money on my product.When this happened,there were cutbacks.I had to use few supplies and reduce the number of workers .But after several years the company broke even.Profits were equal to expenses.And soon after,I began to gain ground. My signs were selling very quickly.They were selling like h/ .I was happy.The comany was moving forward and making real progress.It was in the black not in the red .The company was making money ,not lossing it.

My friend knew about my bussiness.He is the leader in the sign-making industry.The really big gang 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 genal public.My friend it was best to strike while the air is hot .He wanted to take action at the best time possible and not wait .He offer me a ball park estimate of the amount he would pay to buy my company.But I knew his uneducated guess was low. My company was worth much more.He asked his bean-counter to crunch the numbers .that is ,he asked a accountant to take a close look at the finances of my company and deside how much it was worth.Then my friend increase his offer.

My friend's official offer was finally giving to me in black and white ,it was written on paper and more than I ever dreamed.I was finally able to get a break .I made a huge profit on my company and my friend also got a bang for the buke.He got a successful business for the money he spent.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Jill Morse. I'm faith Laptise.


没听出来:
in profit, firm, while the iron is hot , ball park, bean-counter , crunch ,(and)decide (和前面一个词连读了),
生词:
blue chip , banker's hours , cut corners , cold call , cutback , big gun,
gain ground, hotcakes , uneducated , buck
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