32+ Business Words That Start With G

If you need to sharpen up your business-related terminology, this list of business words that start with G I’ve put together is going to be just what you’re looking for.

Sometimes you need a word starting with a certain letter to emphasize a point, I get it.

I’m a writer, businessman, and entrepreneur, I’ve had to search for specific words more times than I can remember!

This is why I put together this list of business-related words that begin with the letter G – to help you out if you’re looking for a specific, powerful word.

I’ve tried to cover everything from finance to economics and general business terms. I hope you find what you’re looking for – good luck! 

Business Words That Start With G

Game Changer – an event, idea, or procedure that affects a significant shift in the current way of doing or thinking about something.

Game Plan – a strategy worked out in advance, especially in sport, politics, or business.

Gamification – the process of incentivizing peoples’ engagement and activities to drive results with game-like mechanics.

Gap Analysis – the process companies use to compare their current performance with their desired, expected performance.

Gazumping – what happens when a seller accepts an offer, but backs out of the deal after receiving a higher offer.

Gazundering – happens when the market is weak and/or when the seller is coming from a position of weakness.

Gearing – the relationship, or ratio, of a company’s debt-to-equity (D/E).

Generate – to produce or bring into being; create.

Genuine – not fake or counterfeit; original; real; authentic.

Gilts – UK government bonds, i.e. long-term fixed debt securities.

Gold – something considered to be precious, beautiful, or of the most superior quality.

Golden Handcuffs – a collection of financial incentives that are intended to encourage employees to remain with a company for a stipulated period of time.

Golden Handshake – a stipulation in an employment agreement which states that the employer will provide a significant severance package if the employee loses their job.

Golden Hello – a signing bonus offered to executive-level employees as an inducement to join from a rival company.

Golden Parachute – substantial benefits given to top executives if the company is taken over by another firm.

Golden Rule – every customer and situation is to be treated with kindness and thoughtfulness.

Golden Share – a nominal share which is able to outvote all other shares in certain specified circumstances.

Goodwill – an additional payment for a business over and above the net assets.

Gray Market – an unofficial market for financial securities.

Greenback – a slang term for U.S. paper dollars that originated from the backs of the bills being printed in green ink.

Grey Knight – a secondary, separate party to the first bidder and target company.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – a measure of the size and health of a country’s economy over a period of time.

Gross Margin – net sales less the cost of goods sold.

Gross National Product (GNP) – the total value of all finished goods and services produced by a country’s citizens in a given financial year, irrespective of their location.

Gross Profit – also known as gross income, gross profit equals a company’s revenues minus its cost of goods sold (COGS).

Gross Yield – of an investment is its profit before taxes and expenses are deducted.

Growth – the process of increasing in size.

Growth Fund – a mutual fund invested mostly in companies with above-average growth, with the goal being capital appreciation rather than yield income and dividend payouts.

Guaranteed – for which a guarantee is provided; formally assured.

Guaranteed Annuity Rate – retirement income is guaranteed to be at a certain percentage of the accumulated fund.

Guarantor – a person or thing that gives or acts as a guarantee.

Guerrilla Marketing – a way to drive publicity and, as a result, brand awareness by promoting using unconventional methods.

As you can see, there is a good amount of business-related words beginning with the letter G to use.

A couple of my favorites are in this list; ‘Guerrilla Marketing’, which has been the foundation of some of my favorite marketing campaigns, and ‘Golden’, which has some interesting connotations in business.

As always, if you know of any words I’ve missed please drop me a comment below and I’ll add them to the list to help out others, thanks!

For more business-related and professional words starting with different letters of the alphabet, please click any of the letters in the table below to go to that list:


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