What is business?

  • (noun): Business concerns collectively.
    Example: "Government and business could not agree"
    Synonyms: business sector
    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:

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 ... In the 1990s, Moon's ownership of major business enterprises, including The Washington Times, the United Press International, and Pyeonghwa Motors ...
Virgin Group
... is a British multinational 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 ... House, who class it as a holding company however Virgin's business and trading activities date to the 1970s ...
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 ...
Kingston University - Academics - Faculties - Faculty of Business and Law
... Based at the Kingston Hill 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 Management ... The Business School was the first in the world to receive AMBA accreditation for its MBA, DBA and Masters in Business Management ...
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 ...

More definitions of "business":

  • (noun): Incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect.
    Example: "His business with the cane was hilarious"
    Synonyms: stage business, byplay
  • (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): The volume of business activity.
    Example: "Business is good today"; "show me where the business was today"
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word business:

    As for your friend, my prospective reader, I hope he ignores Fort Sumter, and “Old Abe,” and all that; for that is just the most fatal, and, indeed, the only fatal weapon you can direct against evil ever; for, as long as you know of it, you are particeps criminis. What business have you, if you are an “angel of light,” to be pondering over the deeds of darkness, reading the New York Herald, and the like.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    ... a business career for a woman and her need for a woman’s life as wife and mother, are not enemies at all, unless we make them so, but may be the closest and most co-operative friends and supporter of each other.
    Hortense Odlum (1892–?)

    The elements of success in this business do not differ from the elements of success in any other. Competition is keen and bitter. Advertising is as large an element as in any other business, and since the usual avenues of successful exploitation are closed to the profession, the adage that the best advertisement is a pleased customer is doubly true for this business.
    Madeleine [Blair], U.S. prostitute and “madam.” Madeleine, ch. 5 (1919)