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22:54 Nov 11, 2008
English to Chinese translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general) Additional field(s): Finance (general), Management
English term or phrase:leverage
Definition from BusinessDictionary.com: Ability to influence a system, or an environment, in a way that multiplies the outcome of one's efforts without a corresponding increase in the consumption of resources. In other words, leverage is an advantageous-condition of having a relatively small amount of cost yield a relatively high level of returns. Thus, "doing a lot with a little.” See also financial leverage and operating leverage.
Most companies use debt to finance operations. By doing so, a company increases its leverage because it can invest in business operations without increasing its equity. investopedia.com
So, the first step in getting leverage to work for you is to get the highest possible return from your commercial activities. jimconnolly.com
Leverage can be experienced through aligning yourself with other businesses that compliment you, your values, your beliefs, and your products or services risingwomen.com