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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 following story is about sweetheart deal which I made last year.I made the deal with friend.and we both made profit.

I have started a small company several years ago,I worked hard to make it successful.It was sign-making business.
It was a small company,not a blue chip company,It was not none international for the quality of the signs,It is not make million dollors profits,It was private,It was not a public company with shares traded on the stock market,

Still I worked hard to build up my business.I did not work a few hours each day.No banker's hours for me.instead I spent many hours each day,seven days a week.Try to grow the company,I never cut corners to try to save expenses,
I made many cold calls,I called possible buyer,from least people I had never seen.such calls were often hard sells, I had to very firm,

Sometimes I sold my sign at a loss.I did not make money on my products.When this happened,the will cut backs,I had to use few supplies,and reduce the number of workers.But after several years ,The company broke even,profits was equal to expenses,and soon after,I began to gain ground,My signs were selling quickly,They were selling like hot cakes.I was happy.The company was moving forward and making real progress.It was in the black,not in the red,The company become makiing money not losing it.

My friend knew my business,He is the leader in the signmaking  industy,a real big gun,if you know what I mean,He offered to buy my company,My friend wanted to take it to public,He wanted to sell shares in the company to the general  public,My friend believe it will be  best to strike while iron is hot,He wanted to take action at the best time possible on not wait,He offer me a ball park estimate at the amount He would pay,to buy my company,But I knew his ? guess was low,My company which worth much more,he ask his bean counter to crach the numbers,that is he ask his counter to take a close look at the finance of my company,and decide how much which was worth?Then  my friend increase his offer,
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Now the VOA special English program:words and their stories
There are many terms in the words of business, the following story is about sweetheart deal which I made last year,I made a deal with my friend,and we both made a profit,I have 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 nonationaly for the quality of the sign,It was  not making millions dollars in profits,and It was private,It was not public company with shares traded on the stock market,still I worked hard  building  up my business, I didn't work on a few hours each day,no bank'hours for me.instead I spended many  hours each day,seven days a week,trying to grow the company,I never cut corners,or try to save the expenses,I made many cold calls.I called unpossible buyers from list people I never seen,Such calls were often hard selt,I had to be very firm,
Sometimes I sold my sign on the loss,I did not make money on profuct,when this happened, there were cut backs,I had to use few supplies,and reduced the number of workers,
But after several  years,the company broken even,profit was equal with expenses,And soon after,I began to gain ground,My signs were seeling quickly,they were selling like hot cakes,I was happy,The company was moving forword and making real profits,It was in the black,not in the red,The company was making money,not lossing it,
My friend knew 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 to public,he wanted to sell shares in the company to the general public,My friend believe it is best to strike while the iron is hot,He wanted to take action at best time possible,and not wait,He offer me a ball park estimate,as the amount he would pay, to buy my company,But I know his unedrecated guess was low,My company was worth much more,He asked his bean accounter to crunch the numbers,That is he ask his accounters to take a close look at the finance of my company,and decide how much it is worth,then my friend increase his offer,My friends officals offer with finally giving to me in blacking white

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Now the VOA special English program:words and their stories
There are many Special terms in the words of business.The following story is about a sweetheart deal which I made last week.I made the deal with a friend.and we both made profits.
I had started a small company several years ago.I worked hard to make it successful.It was sign-making business.It was a small company,not a blue chip company,It was not known nationally for the quality of their signs.It was not making 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 a few hours each day.no banker'hours for me.Instead I spent many hours each day,seven days a day try to grow my company.I never cut corners or try to save on expenses,I made many cold calls,I called possible buyers from the list of people I never seen.Such calls was offten hard to sells,I had to be very firm.
sometimes I sold my signs on the loss.I did not make money on my products.when this happened ,there were cut backs,I had to use few supplies and reduce the number of workers.But after several years.The company broken even.Profits were equal with expenses.and soon after,I began to gain ground.my signs were selling quickly.They were selling like hot cakes.I was happy.The company was moving forward,And making real profits.It was in the black,not in the red,The company was making money,not lossing it.
My friend knew 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 to public,He wanted to sell shares in the company to the general public.My friend believe it was best to strike while the iron is hot,he wanted to take action while best time possible.and not wait.He offered me a ballpark essimate amount He will pay to buy my company,But I knew his essitimate guess was low.My company was worth much more.He asked his bean counter to crunch the numbers that he asked his counter to take a close look  at the finance of my company.and decide how much did it worth.Then my friend increase his offer,
My friend official offer was  finally given to me in black and white.It was  on paper and more than I ever dream.I was finally able to get break,and made a huge profits on my company,And my friend also got a bang of buck,He got a successful business for the money he spent
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