BARRIERS TO ENTRY Definition

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BARRIERS TO ENTRY are obstacles to the entry of new firms into a market. Barriers to entry may take various forms. They may be technical barriers, legal barriers or barriers that arise from strong branding of the product.

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LAPPING is a scheme to cover an embezzlement by using payments made by one customer to reduce the receivables balance of another customer.

DOCUMENT RETENTION POLICY is a set of guidelines that a company follows to determine how long it should keep certain records, including e-mail and web pages. The policy is important for many reasons, including legal requirements that apply to some documents. For example: a. for tax-related items - the recommended retention is seven years; and, b. for real estate records - the recommended retention is twenty years.

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