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Business Abbreviations

This article contains the essential Business Abbreviations, Sales and Financial Abbreviations.

The most common Business Abbreviations. Sales and Financial Abbreviations.

General Business Abbreviations in English.

  • a/c – account
  • ADP – Automated Data Processing
  • Approx – Approximately
  • Attn – Attention
  • BCC – Blind Copied
  • BIMS – Business Information Management Suite
  • BPC – Business Planning Cycle
  • CC – Copy To
  • CEO – Chief Executive Officer
  • EXP – Export
  • GDP – Gross Domestic Product
  • IOU – I Owe You
  • IPO – Initial Public Offer
  • Pls – Please
  • Qty – Quantity
  • Svngs – Savings
  • TBD – To Be Determined
  • Thx – Thanks
  • Trd – Trade
  • Trnsfr – Transfer
  • Ttl – Total
  • Unltd – Unlimited
  • Wst – Waste
  • Whol. – Wholesale
  • Wrkshp – Workshop
  • Wrldwd – Worldwide
  • YTD – Year To Date

These were General Business Abbreviations, lets see Sales and Financial Abbreviations too.

The most common Financial Abbreviations.

  • ACCT – Account
  • ACV – Actual Cash Value
  • BS – Balance Sheet
  • BGT – Budget
  • COGS – Cost of Goods Sold
  • CPTAL – Capital
  • EPS – Earnings Per Share
  • FIFO – First In, First Out
  • GL – General Ledger
  • LC – Letter of Credit
  • LIFO – Last In, First Out
  • NAV – Net Asset Value
  • OC – Opportunity Cost
  • PC – Percent
  • Pd – Paid
  • P&L – Profit and Loss
  • ROA – Return on Assets
  • ROE – Return on Equity
  • ROI – Return on Investment

Sales Abbreviations

  • B2B – Business to Business
  • B2C – Business to Consumer
  • BD – Business Development
  • COD – Cash on Delivery
  • PO – Purchase Order
  • Sls – Sales
  • SP – Strategic Plan
  • Val. – Value

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