Business Abbreviations (plus a few more)

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 Activity by Steven Starry - Alcorcón, Villaviciosa, Leganés

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1. ...--in-time - JIT production - en el momento justo - a methodology aimed primarily at reducing flow times within production system as well as response times from suppliers and to customers.
4. Curriculum ... - CV - a written overview of a person's experience and other qualifications for a job opportunity. It is akin to a résumé in North America.
7. ... general meeting - AGM - junta general anual - a yearly meeting of the members or shareholders of a club, company, or other organization, especially for holding elections and reporting on the year's events.
8. I ... you - IOU - pagaré - an informal document acknowledging debt.
10. ... asked questions - FAQ - preguntas más habituales - a list of questions and answers, all supposed to be commonly asked in some context
11. very ... person - VIP - VIP - a person who is accorded special privileges due to their status or importance.

12. ... and packing - P&P - franqueo y embalaje - a charge for the cost of having something put into a container and mailed to you
14. public ... - PR - relaciones públicas - the way organisations, companies and individuals communicate with the public and media.
15. Internet service ... - ISP - proveedor de servicios de Internet - an organization that provides services for accessing, using, or participating in the Internet.
17. ... public offering - IPO - oferta pública de venta - an act of offering the stock of a company on a public stock exchange for the first time
18. ... domestic product - GDP - PIB Producto Interior Bruto - the total value of goods produced and services provided in a country during one year.
19. continuing professional .... - CPD - desarrollo profesional continuo - the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you work, beyond any initial training.
23. cash on ... - COD - entrega contra reembolso - is the sale of goods by mail order where payment is made on delivery rather than in advance.
24. annual percentage ... - APR - tasa porcentual anual - the interest rate for a whole year (annualized), rather than just a monthly fee/rate, as applied on a loan, mortgage loan, credit card, etc.
25. National ... - NI - seguro nacional - a tax system in the United Kingdom paid by workers and employers for funding state benefits
27. Master of Business ... - MBA - Master de Ejecutivo en Administración empresarial - an internationally-recognized degree designed to develop the skills required for careers in business and management.
28. unique ... point - USP - único punto de venta - a factor that differentiates a product from its competitors, such as the lowest cost, the highest quality or the first-ever product of its kind.
29. point of ... - POS - puesto de venta - the place at which a retail transaction is carried out.


2. Value Added ... - VAT - IVA - a general, broadly based consumption tax assessed on the value added to goods and services.
3. management ... - MBO - compra de la administración - the purchase of a controlling share in a company by its executive directors and/or managers.
5. per ... - PA - anualmente - for each year (used in financial contexts).
6. for what it’s ... - FWIW - por si les sirve esta información - informal. said when you are giving someone a piece of information and you are not certain if that information is useful or important
9. ... Director - MD - gerente, director - someone who is responsible for the daily operations of a company, organization, or corporate division.
10. chief ... officer - CFO - director financiero - the senior executive responsible for managing the financial actions of a company.
13. Chief ... Officer - CEO - director general o el presidente - the highest-ranking person in a company or other institution, ultimately responsible for taking managerial decisions.
14. human ... - HR - recursos humanos - the people who make up the workforce of an organization, business sector, or economy.
16. ... and development - R&D - investigación y desarrollo - work directed towards the innovation, introduction, and improvement of products and processes.
20. in my ... - IMO or IMHO - en mi opinión - this is what you think, and is not necessarily a fact
21. any other ... - AOB - ruegos y preguntas, qualquier otro proyecto - things which are not written on the list of subjects to discuss at a meeting, but which people want to talk about after all the other subjects have been discussed.
22. ... and acquisitions - M&A - fusiones y adquisiciones - a general term that refers to the consolidation of companies or assets through various types of financial transactions.
24. ... price index - RPI - el índice de precios al consumo - a measure of inflation published monthly by the Office for National Statistics
26. as ... as possible - ASAP - tan pronto como sea posible - not late

estimated time of arrival - ETA - tiempo estimado de llegada - the time at which something is expected to get somewhere

return on investment - ROI - rentabilidad - Return on investment measures the gain or loss generated on an investment relative to the amount of money invested.

Total Quality Management - TQM - Gestión de la calidad total - a system of management based on the principle that every member of staff must be committed to maintaining high standards of work in every aspect of a company's operations.

for your information - FYI - para tu información - It usually means that information is simply being shared and that no immediate action is required or expected