29+ Business Words That Start With P

Looking for business words that start with P to help you describe your business’s plan, mission statement, create some professional literature, etc?

If so, you’re going to get some value from the list of business-related words below.

I’ve covered a wide range of words that begin with P and cover everything from economics to entrepreneurship, to running a business, finance, and anything in between.

I’ve had to write numerous business plans, deal with business owners, and have been an entrepreneur myself for many years – so I know firsthand how powerful using the right words at the right time can be.

I hope you find the perfect words you’re looking for from the list below to add a spark to whatever business-related tasks you’re working on – good luck!

Business Words That Start With P

Partnership – an association of two or more people as partners.

Patent – made and marketed under a patent; proprietary.

Percentage Change – the difference between two numbers worked out as a percentage.

Performance Appraisal – the regular review of an employee’s job performance and overall contribution to a company.

Permanent Interest-Bearing Shares (PIBS) – fixed-interest securities issued by building societies.

Personal Loan – unlike a business loan, a personal loan is paid to you as an individual.

Persuade – induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument.

Petty Cash – a small amount of cash that is kept on a business or company’s premises to pay for minor expenses and needs.

Pioneering – being the first to do or use a particular new idea.

Poison Pill – a defense tactic utilized by a target company to prevent or discourage hostile takeover attempts.

Ponzi Scheme – an investment fraud that pays existing investors with funds collected from new investors.

Portfolio – a group of products, services, and business units that conform a given company and allows it to pursue its strategic goals.

Potential – reflects the extent to which you believe your business can grow in the future by selling more products and services to your existing customers or by acquiring new customers quickly.

Poverty Trap – a situation in which an increase in someone’s income is offset by a consequent loss of state benefits, leaving them no better off.

Powerful – having a strong effect on people’s feelings or thoughts.

Precipice Bonds – “closed-ended” investments with a three to five year maturity date although there have been shorter-term products on the market.

Preference Shares – shares in a company that are owned by people who have the right to receive part of the company’s profits before the holders of ordinary shares are paid.

Price Discrimination – the practice of charging a different price for the same good or service.

Price To Earnings Ratio (Pe Ratio) – relates a company’s share price to its earnings per share.

Primary Discount Rate – the basic interest rate charged to most banks, is generally higher than the federal funds rate.

Privatization – the transfer of assets from the public (government) sector to the private sector.

Producer Price Index – measures the gross monthly change in the trading price of industrial products.

Product Life Cycle – the amount of time a product goes from being introduced into the market until it’s taken off the shelves.

Professional – an establishment primarily engaged in rendering professional services to individuals and businesses on a fee or contract basis.

Proficiency – ability to communicate socially with limited professional application of the language.

Profit And Loss Account – shows the revenue and losses of a business over a given period of time.

Profit Participating Deferred Shares – capital instruments that building societies will be able to issue to strengthen their balance sheets.

Profits – a business’s income minus all expenses.

Promising – showing signs of future success.

Prospect – a potential customer who has been qualified as fitting certain criteria.

Proven – the evidence of a proven business model is presented as the demonstration that it has worked successfully for another business in another market.

Public Company – corporation whose shareholders have a claim to part of the company’s assets and profits.

Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) – an index of the prevailing direction of economic trends in the manufacturing and service sectors.

Purchasing Power Parity – an economic theory of exchange rate determination.

As you can see, there are plenty of business-related words that start with the letter P that you can easily use when discussing business-related things.

‘Powerful’ and ‘Profits’ are two that are pretty common when talking about accounts and finance – and certain words you want to see and use when talking about your own business!

If you know of any words I’ve missed that would be helpful to others please drop me a comment below and I’ll add them to the list, thanks!

For more professional and business 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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