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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} {{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} A business, also known as an enterprise or a firm, is an organization involved in the provision of goods, services, or both to consumers.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Businesses are prevalent in capitalist economies, where most of them are privately owned and provide goods and services to customers in exchange for other goods, services, or money. Businesses may also be not-for-profit or state-owned. A business owned by multiple individuals may be referred to as a company.

Business can refer to a particular organization or to an entire market sector, e.g. "the music business". Compound forms such as agribusiness represent subsets of the word's broader meaning, which encompasses all activity by suppliers of goods and services. The goal is for sales to be more than expenditures resulting in a profit.


Business sections
Intro  Basic forms of ownership  Classifications  Management   Organization and government regulation   See also  References  

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