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Top 25 Business Buzzwords for 2012

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

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

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Dave Mielach

Dave started writing for Business News Daily as a freelancer, and worked as a staff writer from 2011 to 2013. He graduated from Marist College with a B.A. in Communication and a business minor. Prior to writing for Business News Daily, he interned at The Poughkeepsie Journal and two Marist College publications.