What is business?

  • (noun): The volume of business activity.
    Example: "Business is good today"; "show me where the business was today"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Business

A business (also known as enterprise or firm) is an organization engaged in the trade of goods, services, or both to consumers. Businesses are predominant in capitalist economies, where most of them are privately owned and administered to earn profit to increase the wealth of their owners. Businesses may also be not-for-profit or state-owned. A business owned by multiple individuals may be referred to as a company, although that term also has a more precise meaning.

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Some articles on business:

Kingston University - Academics - Faculties - Faculty of Business and Law
... campus and incorporating the Kingston University Business School and Kingston Law School ... The Faculty of Business and Law offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as executive education in the five following groupings Law, Accounting and Finance, Informatics and Operations ... The Business School was the first in the world to receive AMBA accreditation for its MBA, DBA and Masters in Business Management ...
Hyundai Motor Company - History - Business
... Hyundai has invested in manufacturing plants in the North America, India, Czech Republic, Pakistan, China and Turkey as well as research and development centers in Europe, Asia, North America, and the Pacific Rim ... In 2004, Hyundai Motor Company had $57.2 billion in sales in South Korea making it the country's second largest corporation, or chaebol ...
Business - Organization and Government Regulation - Intellectual Property
... Because of the nature of intellectual property, a business needs protection in every jurisdiction in which they are concerned about competitors ...
Virgin Group
... branded venture capital conglomerate company founded by business tycoon Richard Branson ... Its core business areas are travel, entertainment and lifestyle and it consists of more than 400 companies worldwide ... class it as a holding company however Virgin's business and trading activities date to the 1970s ...
Sun Myung Moon - Business Interests
... The Unification Church's business holdings include the UPI, The Washington Times, and the Tongil Group, one of the largest South Korean business groups or chaebol with business interests world-wide ... In the 1990s, Moon's ownership of major business enterprises, including The Washington Times, the United Press International, and Pyeonghwa Motors was ...

More definitions of "business":

  • (noun): An immediate objective.
    Example: "Gossip was the main business of the evening"
  • (noun): The activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects.
    Example: "Computers are now widely used in business"
    Synonyms: commercial enterprise, business enterprise
  • (noun): A rightful concern or responsibility.
    Example: "It's none of your business"; "mind your own business"
  • (noun): The principal activity in your life that you do to earn money.
    Example: "He's not in my line of business"
    Synonyms: occupation, job, line of work, line
  • (noun): Business concerns collectively.
    Example: "Government and business could not agree"
    Synonyms: business sector
  • (noun): Incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect.
    Example: "His business with the cane was hilarious"
    Synonyms: stage business, byplay

Famous quotes containing the word business:

    The word career is a divisive word. It’s a word that divides the normal life from business or professional life.
    Grace Paley (b. 1922)

    We are told it will be of no use for us to ask this measure of justice—that the ballot be given to the women of our new possessions upon the same terms as to the men—because we shall not get it. It is not our business whether we are going to get it; our business is to make the demand.... Ask for the whole loaf and take what you can get.
    Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906)

    After all, the chief business of the American people is business.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)