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In the BCG growth share matrix, the quadrant representing companies, especially subsidies, that require minimal cash injections but have low market shares, and therefore usually operate with little or no profit. These companies usually exist in mature industries with well established but not very profitable markets, products, or brands. Some analysts recommend selling dogs, as they have little potential for growth; however, because they require little capital to operate, they may be useful and may perhaps produce an earnings surprise. See also: Marketing, Portfolio analysis.


Slang for an undesirable property.

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Dogs typically leap at the first sound of jingling keys; if man's best friend resists a ride, discomfort could be the reason.
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Fear Is a Man's Best Friend is a timeline of midcentury, addressing the collision (and collusion) of various historical, political, and cultural watersheds.
Extending the concept of retail therapy to man's best friend, the BakersCompleteCanine Creche will allOW owners to leave their pooches in the care of trained dog handlers while they do their shopping.
But in our quest to offer a truly exceptional tribute to man's best friend, we found an American diamond cutter who still hand facets each diamond, creating a virtual sculpture in diamond.
We all know dogs are man's best friend - so if they can make you roll about laughing too, then all the better.
With many tips and techniques with dealing with various problems and making one's pet feel at home, "Forever Home" is a top pick guide for making man's best friend your best friend.
Ginger's Gift: Hope and Healing Through Dog Companionship" is a look at the value of man's best friend in overcoming the challenges that humanity faces.