What is firm?

  • (noun): Members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments.
    Synonyms: house, business firm
    See also — Additional definitions below


A business (also known as enterprise or firm) is an organization involved 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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Different Types of Demand Situations
... circumstances, the marketing unit of a service firm has to understand the psyche of the potential buyers and find out the prime reason for the rejection of ... The service firm has to come up with an appropriate strategy to remove the misunderstandings of the potential buyers ... The marketing unit of the firm should focus on promotional campaigns and communicating reasons for potential customers to use the firm's services ...
... NBBJ is a global architecture, planning and design firm with offices in Beijing, Boston, Columbus, Dubai, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle ... The firm is involved in multiple markets and building types including civic, corporate, commercial, healthcare, higher education, science, sports, and transportation ... The firm accepted the Architecture 2030 Challenge, a global initiative stating that all new buildings and major renovations reduce their fossil-fuel GHG-emitting consumption by 50% by 2010, incrementally increasing ...
Fulbright & Jaworski
... The international law firm of Fulbright Jaworski L.L.P ... is one of the largest law firms in the United States with nearly 1,000 attorneys in over 50 practice areas ... The firm was founded in Houston in 1919 by R ...
Greenberg Traurig
... Traurig, PA) is an international law firm headquartered in Miami, United States ... The firm was founded in Miami in 1967 by Lawrence Hoffman, Mel Greenberg and Robert Traurig ... the firm operates as Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP ...
Intrapreneurship - Employee Intrapreneur
... Entrepreneurship intrapreneurship within the firm which is driven to produce social capital in addition to economic capital.) Employees, such as marketing ...

More definitions of "firm":

  • (adj): Securely fixed in place.
    Example: "The post was still firm after being hit by the car"
    Synonyms: fast, immobile
  • (adj): Strong and sure.
    Example: "A firm grasp"
    Synonyms: strong
  • (adj): Not soft or yielding to pressure.
    Example: "A firm mattress"; "the snow was firm underfoot"
    Synonyms: solid
  • (adj): Securely established.
    Example: "Holds a firm position as the country's leading poet"
    Synonyms: established
  • (verb): Become taut or tauter.
    Example: "Yur muscles will firm when you exercise regularly"
    Synonyms: tauten
  • (adj): (of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling.
    Example: "His voice was firm and confident"; "a firm step"
  • (adj): Not subject to revision or change.
    Example: "A firm contract"; "a firm offer"
  • (adj): Pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed.
    Example: "A firm apple"
    Synonyms: crisp, crunchy
  • (adj): Marked by the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue.
    Example: "Firm muscles"
  • (adj): Unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause.
    Example: "A firm ally"
    Synonyms: loyal, truehearted, fast
  • (verb): Make taut or tauter.
    Synonyms: tauten
  • (adj): Not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall.
    Example: "Stocks are still firm"
    Synonyms: steady, unfluctuating

Famous quotes containing the word firm:

    It makes us, or it mars us, think on that,
    And fix most firm thy resolution.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    His firm stanzas hang like hives in hell
    Or what hell was, since now both heaven and hell
    Are one, and here, O terra infidel.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    My course is a firm assertion and maintenance of the rights of the colored people of the South according to the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments, coupled with a readiness to recognize all Southern people, without regard to past political conduct, who will now go with me heartily and in good faith in support of these principles.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)