sweat equity

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1. Increased worth of a business (over and above the money invested) created by the unpaid mental and/or physical hard work of the founder/owner.
2. Increased value of a property (over and above its purchase price) created by the hard work of the owner/occupant in enhancing its amenities and/or looks.
3. Extra percentage of a firm's common stock (ordinary shares) allocated to the senior executives (over and above their current shareholdings) as an additional motivation for continuing hard work for the firm's success.

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The company had a lot of sweat equity in its bloodstream and we knew that this company was totally legit and worth it.
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Due to the sweat equity of the home owners, the residential property, bought as a handyman special, increased its value by 50 % in just one year.
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If you continue to always try your best to make your business better one day all of the sweat equity should pay off.
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