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business

1. an industrial, commercial, or professional operation; purchase and sale of goods and services
2. a commercial or industrial establishment, such as a firm or factory
3. commercial activity; dealings (esp in the phrase do business)
4. volume or quantity of commercial activity
5. commercial policy or procedure
6. Theatre an incidental action, such as lighting a pipe, performed by an actor for dramatic effect
7. a group of ferrets
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The data reviewed so far separately cover the financial services used by small businesses and the suppliers of such services, but the extent to which particular suppliers are used for particular services is also of interest.
Whether it's a gradual or "big bang" approach, businesses are redesigning their technology systems.
One of these opportunities is a significant increase in employment through small businesses. The annual rate of new businesses has more than tripled in the last 20 years, from 200,000 in 1965 to approximately 700,000 in 1985.
According to Leonard Greenhalgh, professor of management and director of the program, most minority-owned businesses fail due to mismanagement.
The major, global technology companies--discerning that all businesses have books to keep--set their sights on that software market early, and a few now dominate production for it.
Since confidence levels are not as high as 2000, the index implies that business owners are cautiously waiting to see how the global economic effects will play a role in their individual businesses and industries.
31 deadline for the Business Recovery Grant Program, we want to send a message to downtown businesses to apply for these cash grants as soon as possible.
She already has plans of opening up her own beautician shop." She estimates close to 40 per cent of her students will open their own businesses at some point.
* Nationally, there were 1.6 million Hispanic-owned businesses in 2002, up 31 percent from 1997, according to the U.S.
Hotel and hospitality businesses were in a similar situation several years ago, until the NAACP issued the entire industry a failing grade for hiring practices and its treatment of African American clientele.
In fact, small businesses accounted for about 23 percent of all contracts awarded by DoD in fiscal 2004, said Frank M.