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[word-lover] 【整理】2008-11-09 Words and Their Stories

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Economy Crisis

Now the VOA special English program- words and stories.

There are many special terms in the world of business. The following story is about a sweet heart deal which I made last week. I made the deal with the friend, and we both made a profit .  I have started a small company several years ago. I work hard to make it successful. It was not a sign- making in business. It was a small company , not a blue chip company. It was not known  nationally for the quality of its signs .  it did not make millions of dollars and 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 , not banker’s hours for me , instead I spent many hours each day. Seven days a week ,trying  to grow the company. I never cut corners of tried to say on expenses. I made many cold calls , I call on possible buyers from a list of the people I have never seem. Such calls were often hot-sails ,I have to be very firm . sometimes I sole my signs at a loss. I did not make my money on my product. When this happened ,they were cut backs.. I have to use a fewer  surprise and reduce the numbers of workers. But after several years, the company broke even, profits or either(were equal) to expense. And soon after I began to game(gain) ground. My science(signs) was sailing(selling) very quickly. They were sailing (selling) at(like) hot cases. The company with moving forever(forward) and making programs(real progress). it is in the blank, not in the red, the company was making money not losing it. My friend knew about my business. He is leader in the science(sign-making) making industry, a really big gun. He know what I mean. He offer 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 the best to strike will be – hot(while the iron is hot). He wanted to take an action at the best time possible and not wait. He offer me a brought(ball) part – (estimate)of the a mount he would pay to buy my company. But I knew it is una—(uneducated) guess to borrow(was low). My company was – (worth) much more. He asked he has been – (counter) to acquait (crunch) the number. That is he asked he is cautioned(accountant) to take a cross(close) look at the finance of my company and decided how much it is worth. Then my friend is in crisis(increase)  his offer. My friend effectial(official) offer and finally given to me in black and write. It was even(written) on paper than more I ever dreamed. I was finally able to get a break ,I make a huge profit on my company. And my friend also get a ban for the – (bang for the buck). he got a successful business for the money he spent.

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