to lighten Amy’s load:
surfing the net = being online (on the Internet), going from site to site, etc.
dozen = 12 (two dozen is 24, three dozen is 36, etc.)
–> to put dozens = to put multiples of 12 (literally)
to put a fairly large number, between probably 24 and approximately 100 (figuratively)
strategy = the means by which one attains an end; a plan or method, usually geared for success; in business, strategy encompasses (literally) how you plan to operate, market, set up capital structure, etc – all in an effort to increase profit (and in doing so, to meet businesses’ #1 goal: maximizing shareholders’ Return On Investment).
–> Key strategy = an important strategy or an important portion of a strategy
compiled = gathered, archived/ordered, kept, stockpiled, obtained/got
shopping list = a list, used for reference, which a person takes with him to a store, so that he won’t forget what he means to buy at that store. This usually applies to food shopping, birthday-present shopping or Christmas/holiday shopping.
minutes = (as in company board meetings) notes from the meeting; a journal/chronicle of the meeting – what was said, voted on, put forth (tabled) for the next meeting, etc.
circulate = move/pass about
circulate the minutes = distribute the minutes (to be read by those at the meeting, probably)
catch somebody’s attention = make someone else aware of you and/or what you’re doing. If I scream, I will catch somebody’s attention.
try to get more business… = attempt to attract more business; draw more business (sales) to your company; try to acquire (get/obtain) more clients (those who buy your goods or services)
get into the market = enter the market; you are starting a new business and want to start operating/making money, OR you are a current business interested in going into other markets
to take over a market = to dominate the market, to be the strongest company in an industry (cars, cell phones, music, etc.)
selling point = advantage/strength of a certain product, used by salespeople/marketers/advertising to convince prospective customers to buy that product. A selling point of the Ford Mustang, for instance, is that it has a powerful engine.