[ noun ] (business) a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
"he bought his brother's business" "a small mom-and-pop business" "a racially integrated business concern"
Used in print(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
In business circles , usually conservative , this sort of atmosphere would hardly be found .(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)
The Small_Business_Administration ( SBA ) provides guidance and advice on sources of technical information relating to small business management and research and development of products .
These publications , written especially for the managers or owners of small businesses , indirectly aid in community development programs .
One-day conferences covering some specific phase of business management , also part of the continuing activities of the Small_Business_Administration , aid community economic development programs .
SBA loans , which may be made to small manufacturers , small business pools , wholesalers , retailers , service establishments and other small businesses ( when financing is not otherwise available to them on reasonable terms ) , are to finance business construction , conversion , or expansion ; the purchase of equipment , facilities , machinery , supplies , or materials ; or to supply working_capital .
[ noun ] (business) the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
"computers are now widely used in business"
Used in print(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
After the preliminary business affair was finished Depew arose and delivered the convincing speech that clinched the nomination for Roosevelt .(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
And social_relations arising out of business ties impose courtesy , if not sympathy , toward resident and visiting Northerners .(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)
These problems frequently arise where a firm is making items for the Government not directly along the lines of its normal civilian business or where the Government specifications require operations that the firm did not understand when it undertook the contract .
To be eligible to borrow from a Bank_for_Cooperatives , a cooperative must be an association in which farmers act together in processing and marketing farm products , purchasing farm supplies , or furnishing farm business services , and must meet the requirements set_forth in the Farm_Credit_Act_of_1933 , as amended .(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
`` Litigants and witnesses were put to the expense and inconvenience of going long distances to transact business ; public money spent ; justice delayed ; nothing accomplished , and the whole distribution of justice in this county seems to be an absolute farce '' .
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[ noun ] (business) business concerns collectively
"Government and business could not agree"
Used in print(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)
To free the factors of production was a major objective of the rising bourgeoisie , and this objective required that governmental authority - administrative_officials and judges - be limited as precisely and explicitly as possible ; that old customs which inhibited trade be abrogated ; that business be free from governmental supervision and notions of morality which might clog the automatic adjustments of the free market ; that obligations of status that were inconsistent with the new politics and the new economics be done away with .
[ noun ] (business) the volume of business activity
: "business is good today" "show me where the business was today"
Used in print(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)
The Manchester_Journal commented editorially on the surprising amount of local telegraphic business .
This boosted local telegraph business and Manchester basked in all the free advertising .
During summers , business was so brisk that Mrs._Wilcox had two assistants and a messenger .(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
Even the loss of hotel business to the outskirt 's motel has been relatively painless ; the hotel-motel demarcation is becoming harder to find every_year .
[ noun ] a rightful concern or responsibility; used in such phrases as "it's none of your business" or "mind your own business"
Used in print(Francis Pollini, Night....)
Why do n't Uncle_Sam mind his own fucken business ?(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)
You 've got no business up_here '' .
[ noun ] the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
"he's not in my line of business"
Used in print(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
Authorities believe that many_of the Doctor Frauds using these false health gadgets are still in business .(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)
I never could find_out what his business was .(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)
He was tired , he had his business worries , and the sight of his wife arranging pork_chops in the broiler only seemed like an extension of a boring day .
Then he played nine imaginary holes of golf , choosing his handicap , his irons , his stance , his opponents , and his weather in_detail , but the green of the links seemed faded in the light of his business worries .(John Hazard Wildman, "Take It Off," The Arizona...)
Their father , when he came_back from those many business trips , just bumped their mother on the forehead with his lips and asked if anybody had thought to mix the martinis and put them in the electric icebox .
[ noun ] an immediate objective
"gossip was the main business of the evening"
Used in print(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
However well_chosen and cleverly arranged , such memorabilia unfortunately amounted to more of an interruption than an auxiliary to the evening 's main business , which ( considering the talent at_hand ) should probably have been the gathering of fresh samples of the Chicago style .(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
If the dance teachers of America make it their business to prepare their young charges for the gymnastics that must come some_day if our schools are really responsible , we will be that_much ahead .(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
It was nearly sundown before they finished the business with Beall and began riding down the stream .
After spending two nights ( Wednesday and Thursday ) in Catskill , the deputies again headed for the Vermejo to finish their business .(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)
Uncle_Randolph had been riding out every evening on some secret business of his own .
[ adjective ] (business) of or relating to or characteristic of trade or traders
"the mercantile North was forging ahead"- Van Wyck Brooks
Used in print(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
Fortunately , although only a_few years ago they held the student at_arms_length , today the business houses welcome the opportunity to aid the student , not_only from an increased sense of community responsibility but also from the realization that the student of today is the interior_designer of tomorrow - that the student already is `` in the trade '' .