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Business generally refers to an activity producing revenue, sustenance, or subsistence. All sources of income for individuals and governments are in one way or another directly the result of business activity.


Business is a term with a multitude of economic meanings, varying distinctly in scope. As a broad field, "business" can be used to refer to a field of social science aimed at achieving particular economic goals, typically service, gain, or profit.

Less generally, "business" can be used to refer to a specific industry or market sector in an economy. Examples include the "fast food business" and the "automobile business".

"Business" can also be used as a synonym for a specific business entity, a.k.a. corporation, company, etc.

Key factors for success in business

See also: Organizational skills and Planning and Communication and Collaboration and Teamwork skills and Achievement orientation

Key factors for success in various business industries/sectors


See also: Management

Management is a process of planning, decision making, organizing, leading, motivation and controlling the human resources, financial, physical, and information resources of an organization to reach its goals efficiently and effectively."[1]

Business networking

See also: Business networking

According to Investopedia, "Networking is the exchange of information and ideas among people with a common profession or special interest, usually in an informal social setting."[2] Business networking is networking for business purposes.

Revenue diversification for a business

See also: Revenue diversification and businesses

Diversification is a risk-reduction strategy for a business involving adding products, services, locations, customers and markets to your business's portfolio.[3]

Articles on revenue diversification for a business:

Personal Affairs

Business is often used as a term referring to personal responsibilities or concerns of a specific individual or collective entity.

See also

Business concepts:

Business functional areas:

Business skills: