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Definition of Business

Business

  1. That which busies one, or that which engages the time, attention, or labor of any one, as his principal concern or interest, whether for a longer or shorter time; constant employment; regular occupation; as, the business of life; business before pleasure.
  2. Any particular occupation or employment engaged in for livelihood or gain, as agriculture, trade, art, or a profession.
  3. Financial dealings; buying and selling; traffic in general; mercantile transactions.
  4. That which one has to do or should do; special service, duty, or mission.
  5. Affair; concern; matter; -- used in an indefinite sense, and modified by the connected words.
  6. The position, distribution, and order of persons and properties on the stage of a theater, as determined by the stage manager in rehearsal.
  7. Care; anxiety; diligence.

Business Quotations

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
Sam Walton

Everyone is your best friend when you are successful. Make sure that the people that you surround yourself with are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with.
Paula Abdul

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
Theodore Isaac Rubin

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain
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Business Translations

business in Afrikaans is ding, saak, handel
business in Danish is handel, anliggende
business in Dutch is aangelegenheid, zaak, affaire, ding
business in Finnish is kauppa, asia
business in Italian is affare, affari, faccenda
business in Latin is negotium
business in Norwegian is forretning, anliggende
business in Spanish is negocio, comercio, cosas, comercial, negocios