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To do business and relating to doing business

account

noun

an arrangement you have with a company or Internet provider to use a service they provide

asset

noun

something such as money or property that a person or company owns

beauty parade

noun

a situation in which someone chooses to use the services of a particular company without basing their decision on important facts

book

noun

records of customers that use a company’s services

brokerage

noun

the activities of organizing business deals for other people

broking

noun

brokerage

business

noun

used for talking about how well a company or industry is doing

business

noun

used for talking about how many customers or contracts a company or industry has

business plan

noun

a document giving details of a company’s plans for the future

cannibalize

verb

to take assets (=money or property) from one business in order to improve another one

capacity

noun

the amount of goods that a company can produce, or the amount of work it can do

capital asset

noun

something such as equipment or buildings that a company owns and uses in doing its business

capital expenditure

noun

money that a company spends on things such as equipment and buildings that it needs to operate as a business

capital outlay

noun

capital expenditure

capital project

noun

a major project, often involving building work, which will make it possible for an organization to increase its production

close

verb

to successfully complete the arrangements for a business deal

compete

verb

to try to be more successful than other companies or people in business

competition

noun

the activities of companies that are trying to be more successful than others

consummate

verb

to complete something, especially a business deal or agreement

corner

verb

to get control of an area of business so that no one else can succeed in it, for example because you own all the supply of a particular product

dealings

noun

the business activities or the general relationship that you have with another person or organization

dealing

noun

the particular way in which you do business with or behave towards other people

deskill

verb

to reduce the level of skill that a worker needs for a job by using new technology instead

develop

verb

to make a company, business, or industry bigger or more successful

distribution channel

noun

the way that a company delivers a product or service to its customers

diversification

noun

the process of developing new products or business activities

empire-building

noun

the process of getting more power for yourself in an organization, without caring about whether this is good for the organization

enterprise

noun

the activity of creating businesses and managing them

expand

verb

if a business, organization, or activity expands, it grows by including more people, moving into new areas, selling more products etc

expand

verb

to make a business, organization, or activity do this

expansion

noun

the process of making a business, organization, or activity grow by including more people, moving into new areas, selling more products etc

fixed asset

noun

something a company owns and uses but does not sell, for example machines, buildings, or land

forge

verb

to develop a successful relationship, especially in business or politics, with another country, organization, or person

freelance

verb

to sell your work or services to many different companies

globalise

a British spelling of globalize

globalize

verb

to make a business begin operating all over the world

glocalization

noun

the process of changing products or services that are sold all over the world to suit people in different local markets

goodwill

noun

the good reputation and good relationships that a company has with its customers, and how much these are worth if the company is sold

grow

verb

to make a business or the economy grow

intangible asset

noun

something that a company has, such as the good opinion of its customers, that has value to the company although its worth cannot be measured exactly

intellectual assets

noun

the knowledge, experience, and skills that employees have, that an organization can use for its benefit

intracompany

adjective

within the same company, or between people from or parts of the same company

localisation

noun

a British spelling of localization

localization

noun

the process of carrying out an activity only in a particular area of the world, or the process of changing it to make it suitable for a particular area of the world

monopolise

a British spelling of monopolize

monopolize

verb

if a company monopolizes a particular business activity, it controls that activity by preventing other companies from being involved in it

move into

to start living or operating a business in a place

negotiate

verb

to try to reach an agreement by discussing something in a formal way, especially in a business or political situation

network

verb

to meet and talk to people in order to receive or give information, especially about business opportunities

office

noun

used or done in offices

office hours

noun

the times when a business or other organization is open during the day

open

verb

if a shop, public building etc opens at a particular time, or if someone opens it, it regularly becomes available for people to visit or use at that time

opening

noun

times when shops and businesses are open

opening hours

noun

the hours that a shop, business etc is open

operate

verb

if an organization or company operates, it does its work

operate

verb

to run a company or organization

process

verb

to deal with a document officially so that something can happen

re-form

verb

if an organization, business, or group re-forms, or if someone re-forms it, it starts to work or exist again

rescue

verb

to prevent a business, project etc from failing

run down

if a business or organization runs down, or if someone runs it down, it gradually becomes smaller

rush through

to deal with official or legal business more quickly than usual

see

verb

to have a business or professional meeting with someone

stocktaking

noun

an occasion when you count a business’s goods and calculate how many more are needed

streamline

verb

to improve a business, organization, process etc by making it more modern or simple

strengthen

verb

to make an organization, business, army etc more powerful, successful, or effective

touch

verb

to deal with or accept someone

trade

verb

to operate as a business

transact

verb

to do a business deal with another person or company

transplant

verb

to move a business, shop, or person to a different place

monopolization

noun

after hours

after the time when a place such as an office or bar usually closes

be in business

if a company is in business, it is operating normally

cut a deal

to make a business deal

lend your name to something

if someone, especially a famous person, lends their name to an organization or business, they publicly support it and allow their name to be connected with it

out of hours

before or after the time when a place such as an office is usually open

throw good money after bad

to continue spending money on something such as a business or a project that is going to fail

under licence

if a product is made or sold under licence, it is made or sold with the permission of the company that usually makes it

wheel and deal

to use clever or slightly dishonest methods to get advantages from a lot of situations, especially in business or politics

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