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

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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 a friend, and we both made profit. I had started a small company several years ago .I worked hard to make it successful. It was a ? making business. It was a small company, not a blue chip company. It was not known nationally for the quality of it’s ? .it did not make millions of dollars in profits and it was private .it was not a public company which shares traded on the stock markets .Still I worked hard building up my business. I did not work a few hours each day ,no banker’s hours for me .Instead I spend 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 on possible buyers from a list of people I had never seen . Such calls were often hearts sells. I had to be very firm .Sometimes, I sold my signs as a loss .I didn’t make money on my product. When this happened ,there were cut backs ,I had to use few suppliers ,and reduce the number of workers . But , after several years ,the company broke even .Profits were equal to expenses. And sooner after ,I began to gain ? .My ? were selling very 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 was making money ,not losing it .My friend knew about my business ,he is a leader in the sigh 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 strike while the iron is hot .He wanted to take action at the best time possible and not wait . He offered me a bar park ? of the mount 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 his accountant to take a closed look at finance of my company ,and decided how much it was worth, then my friend increased his offer .My friend's official offer was finally given 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 bank for the bark .He got a successful business for the money he spent .
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