Words of Topic: Company

Word group for topic: Company, it helps to enhance speaking and writing skills in English tests, especially for ESL students who are working for IELTS, TOEFL, and GRE exams.
 Word Group By Topic: Company
innovator  Speak
n.
a person who introduces new methods, ideas, or products
He was one of the great innovators in jazz.
disruptor  Speak
n.
a company that changes the traditional way an industry operates, especially in a more effective way
If customers talk to everybody else they get the status quo. We're the innovator; we're the disruptor.
entrepreneur  Speak
n.
someone who starts their own business, especially when this involves seeing a new opportunity
He was one of the entrepreneurs of the 80s who made their money in property.
entrepreneurship  Speak
n.
skill in starting new businesses, especially when this involves seeing new opportunities
The new business opportunities have encouraged entrepreneurship on a grand scale.
start-up  Speak
n.
a small business that has just been started
Start-ups are very vulnerable in the business world.
founder  Speak
n.
someone who establishes an organization
She is the founder and managing director of the company.
manpower  Speak
n.
the supply of people who are able to work
The industry has suffered from a lack of manpower.
mentor  Speak
v.
advise or train (someone, especially a younger colleague)
He has mentored scores of young doctors.
net worth  Speak
n.
the value of the assets and money that a person or business has after their debts are taken away
He is one of Britain's richest people, with a net worth of about $73.5 billion.
perk  Speak
n.
a special advantage or benefit, in addition to the money you are paid, that you are given because of your job
Free child care for preschool children of employees was a popular perk.
stake  Speak
n.
a share or financial involvement in something such as a business
They had planned to buy a 20 percent stake in the company.
motivate  Speak
v.
provide (someone) with a motive for doing something
He was primarily motivated by the desire for profit.
savvy  Speak
n.
the ability to make good judgments
You just need to get savvy and know where to hunt for the bargains.
contravene  Speak
v.
to do something that a law or rule does not allow, or to break a law or rule
The company knew its actions contravened international law.
scale something up  Speak
v.
to increase the size, amount, or importance of something, usually an organization or process
My company is scaling up its operations in the UK.
wilfully  Speak
adv.
with the intention of causing harm
They had wilfully destroyed any records of their bank deposits.
rapidly  Speak
adv.
very quickly; at a great rate
The business is expanding rapidly.
corporation  Speak
n.
a large company or group of companies that are controlled together as a single organization
I hated working for a large corporation.
multinational  Speak
n.
a company operating in several countries
It is a common issue for national and multinational corporations.
subsidiary  Speak
n.
a company that is owned by a larger company
Offshore banks are often formed as a subsidiary of an international bank.
consultancy  Speak
n.
a company that gives advice on a particular subject
He is leaving the company after 15 years to set up a consultancy.
venture  Speak
v.
a new business activity
The total value of venture investments increased to $2.6 billion in the last year.
global  Speak
a.
relating to the whole world; worldwide
Changes like this will impact on the global economy.
takeover  Speak
n.
a situation in which a company gets control of another company by buying enough of its shares
The bank fought off a takeover by another bank recently.
convert  Speak
v.
to change the character, appearance, or operation of something
We converted our oil furnace to gas to save money.
admittedly  Speak
adv.
used when you are agreeing that something is true, especially unwillingly
She is very clever, admittedly, but do you think she has the right personality for the job?
commercially  Speak
adv.
in a way that is concerned with buying, selling, and making a profit
Does the market research show that the product will succeed commercially?
welfare  Speak
n.
help given, especially by the state or an organization, to people who need it, especially because they do not have enough money
After her month's sick leave, she was summoned to see the company's welfare officer.
donate  Speak
v.
give (money or goods) for a good cause, for example to a charity
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity.
forbidden  Speak
a.
not allowed; banned
The sale of alcohol is forbidden here.
bonus  Speak
n.
an extra amount of money that is given to you as a present or reward for good work as well as the money you were expecting
The new contract gives workers less salary, but bonuses for hitting efficiency and sales targets.
strategy  Speak
n.
a detailed plan for achieving success in situations such as business, industry
We're working on new strategies to improve our share of the market.