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business

n. any activity or enterprise entered into for profit. It does not mean it is a company, a corporation, partnership, or have any such formal organization, but it can range from a street peddler to General Motors. It is sometimes significant to determine if an accident, visit, travel, meal or other activity was part of "business" or for pleasure or no particular purpose.

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Such analysis is beyond the scope of this article, but the complete NSSBF data will support formal study of the search for credit by small businesses as well as of the terms granted to those receiving credit.
City and State officials also encouraged small businesses to take advantage of other assistance such as the Liberty Zone tax benefits which offer a $2,400 per employee tax credit for both 2002 and 2003 for firms with less than 200 employees, as well as the tax-free shopping days.
"The WCA offers Hispanic business people the best infrastructure to grow their businesses and to be heard while our organization has been taking the pulse of the Hispanic market since day one when it started to emerge.
Since it began tracking information in 1982, the $32 billion food and beverage leader has spent nearly $7 billion with women and minority businesses. Between 2002 and 2004, corporate purchasing through minority businesses increased by nearly 37%.
* Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Outstanding Support of Women-Owned Small Businesses in DoD Acquisition
Thirty-seven percent said today's businesses demonstrate a higher level of integrity than before those scandals, while 38 percent put most businesses at the same integrity level.
"The successes and failures of the IT operation and being able to do the right thing for our businesses are heavily dependent upon the great employee base we have." He plans to grow the 1,100-member IT talent pool by developing skills, discovering the right competencies needed within the organization, cross-training and sharing personnel with other company operations.
In fact, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) chair Robert Herz said in congressional testimony that the board relies on TIC to keep it informed about how proposed standards will affect small businesses.
Business owner's insurance also is available to businesses that have leased studios or office space.
Additionally, employees often advance funds to straggling small businesses. When the entity becomes insolvent, the guarantor (2) has to meet the obligation.
High workers' compensation insurance, a high minimum wage and a taxing family medical leave act are just some of the reasons that many businesses are eyeing greener pastures in states such as Texas, Nevada, Colorado and Washington.
An often-overlooked option exists that allows businesses to utilize their existing infrastructure and resources in hosting multiple data storage locations.