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Drug slang
A regional term for injection paraphernalia.

Vox populi
(1) Any particular occupation or employment engaged in for livelihood or gain, such as agriculture, trade, art or profession.
(2) Financial dealings; buying and selling; commercial traffic, mercantile transactions.


Drug slang Injection paraphernalia


a commercial enterprise trading in goods or services which incurs expenditure, earns income and trades, hopefully, at a profit.

business directory
lists the names of all businesses operating in a particular area as an aid to consumers. It is now customary to list professional practices in the same directory.
business names
must be registered with a statutory bureau which controls the use of all business names and with the professional registering authority. Both of these organizations are tightly selective of the names that can be used. In the veterinary profession they are literally practice names.
business nuisance
anything done which interferes with the reasonable use of a person's business premises, e.g. traffic blocking access, noise or smell offensive to customers or workers, health risks because of poor sanitation or hygiene.

Patient discussion about business

Q. How do people with Bipolar Disorder make it in today's business world? It's competitive, and it seems stability/happiness is out of reach because being bipolar you feel are out of touch.

A. There are jobs you can manage- being a writer (if you have the gift), being a freelancer, nothing you need to commit for more then few months a year. And if you take the meds and they are helping- just keep taking them.

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The three chief approaches to valuing businesses are the market approach (what others have paid for comparable businesses), the asset-based approach (essentially the cost to recreate the operating assets of the client's business) and the income approach (how much a buyer could make from the business).
During each of the meetings, which are open to any existing business, but limited to only 15 people at a time, participants will review and discuss the topics on hand and find new ways to implement the strategies within their own businesses.
We sometimes forget that large banks account for an important share of loans to small businesses, even though such loans may be only a small fraction of a large institution's total assets.
Written by a highly respected attorney who specializes in growing businesses, this book includes information on venture capital and an appendix with sample contracts.
But before you print your business cards, check your local zoning laws to see which types of businesses are permitted in your neighborhood.
Business Breakthrough reinforces Visa's commitment to empowering small businesses to operate more efficiently and to reach their full potential.
NationsBanks' lending to minority businesses rose from $11 million in 1990 to $100 million at the end of 1996.
Through the Visa Merchant Offer Program small businesses can gain the purchasing power of large companies through promotions and savings presented by Visa's merchant partners, including leading office supply, travel and wireless providers.
based National Coalition of Minority Businesses (NCMB).
Joining with the HBA is a natural part of the program's intent and we look forward to adding a number of Hispanic owned businesses to the already 40,000 contacts we've enabled since the program began.
Many problems in family-owned businesses stem from the fact that families and businesses are separate systems that have different, often competing, needs and goals.
It will take more than enterprise zones and "putting America first," for small businesses to navigate the coming year.