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Top 25 Business Buzzwords for 2012

Top 25 Business Buzzwords for 2012 Credit: N.l | Dreamstime.com

With the start of the New Year come resolutions and newfound motivation to take advantage of the fresh start the new year presents. It also signals the introduction of a new round of buzz words that will make their way around the office, the water cooler and into quite a few presentations. 

To aid you in keeping up to date with the newest buzz words you'll hear in 2012, BusinessNewsDaily has compiled a list of the top 25 buzz words for the new year. We compiled the list by interviewing small-business owners, PR people, small-business communications firms, consultants and vendors. Only time will tell if we got it right.

1.      Crowdfund/Crowdsource

2.      Synergize

3.      Freemium

4.      Osmosis marketing

5.      Digital nomads

6.      Big data

7.      Knowledge economy

8.      Skills transfer

9.      Cross-platform

10.  Authority marketing

11.  Social looping

12.  Gamification

13.  Retail curation

14.  Network virtualization

15.  Intellectual capital

16.  Right-sizing

17.  Convergence

18.  Personal branding

19.  HTML5

20.  Value-added

21.  Consumerization

22.  Niche

23.  Streamlined

24.  Incentivize

25.  Localization

Reach BusinessNewsDaily staff writer David Mielach at Dmielach@techmedianetwork.com. Follow him on Twitter @D_M89.

Dave Mielach
Dave Mielach

Dave started writing for BusinessNewsDaily as a freelance writer in May 2011 and was hired as a staff writer in October 2011. He graduated from Marist College with a B.A. in Communication and a business minor. Prior to writing for BusinessNewsDaily, he interned at The Poughkeepsie Journal and two Marist College publications. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Dave on .