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Start-Up Company

A company in its earliest stage of development, usually before its IPO. Start-up companies concentrate on product development and build-up of capitalization. Nearly all start-up companies operate at a loss, at least at first. Some start-ups go through a period where they have no revenue at all. Start-ups spend their time perfecting their business plans and developing products that will eventually be sold on the open market. Most start-ups rely on venture capital or loans to continue operations during this phase. See also: Payout period, Dot-com bubble.

start-up company

A new business.
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Following is a chart of business start ups and closures since 2002 in Turkey:
The south west of England saw the greatest proportion of solely female start ups accounting for 22% of new businesses in the region.
Monmouthshire was close behind in fourth with 45 start ups per 10,000.