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ABN lookup

This is an internet database containing the ABN details of sole traders, partnerships, companies, and trusts. It is a publicly available website that is accessible to anyone who needs it.
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Accessibility

Accessibility is the practice of ensuring that websites and physical businesses are accessible to everyone, no matter their skills or disabilities.
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Accounts Payable

Accounts payable are any unpaid invoices, bills, or other liabilities that have accumulated in the short term (less than 12 months). They can include invoices for goods and services or bills for utilities.
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Accounts Receivable

Any payments expected from clients that have already received their goods or services are called accounts receivable. This only applies to short-term payments of less than 12 months. The clients in question are called debtors and…
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Accounts receivable finance

Accounts receivable finance is when a company buys out a debt or invoice from another company, usually at a discount. See also: Debtors finance, Factoring.
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Accrual accounting

Accrual accounting is an accounting system where transactions are recorded when the actual transaction occurs, regardless of whether or not money changed hands at that time.
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Acquiree

When a business is taken over in an acquisition, that business is known as an acquiree.
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Acquirer

When a business is acquired and becomes an acquiree, the entity that acquired the business is the acquirer.
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Acrobat Reader

Acrobat Reader is a software package for reading pdf files. It is made by Adobe.
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ADSL

Asymmetric digital subscriber line. ADSL uses copper wires to provide internet and voice call services to homes.
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Agency

When an entity uses another organisation to provide a service, that other organisation is called an agency.
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Agent

Someone who has the authority to act on the behalf of a business is an agent.
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Amortisation

When an asset is written off over a period of time, the process is called amortisation.
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Anti-dumping

Anti-dumping laws ensure that imported goods cannot be sold at unfairly low prices compared to locally produced goods.
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Apps

Short for applications, apps are any programme that you use on a smartphone or tablet. Twitter and Instagram are two well known examples but different apps are available for a huge array of different uses. You…
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Assets

Any items of value that a business entity owns are considered assets. Assets can be tangible, as in vehicles or property, or intangibles like stocks and cash investments.
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Audit

Audits are carried out by licensed officials called auditors to verify the accuracy of an entity’s financial records.
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AusIndustry

This is part of the Australian Department of Industry. It was established to support industry, research, and innovation.
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Australian Business Number (ABN)

All businesses in Australia are issued an ABN by the ATO. It is a unique number used by the ATO and other entities to identify a business.
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Australian Business Register (ABR)

The ABR stores information and details of Australian businesses and entities.
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