The little account, about which we quarreled and finally parted, cannot, in any item, be thought overcharged, by gentlemen really conversant with the nature of the business. Upon this point, however, I feel a degree of proud satisfaction in permitting the reader to judge for himself.
Business is business, and should be done in a business way.
Greatly encouraged, they prepared a little circular which was the first advertisement of the telephone business. It is an oddly simple little document to-day, but to the 1877 brain it was startling.
Holmes, who was running a burglar-alarm business in Boston, proposed that a few telephones be linked to his wires.
But what I have to do with, as a partner in our firm, is the qualities you've shown as a man o' business
. Ours is a fine business
,--a splendid concern, sir,--and there's no reason why it shouldn't go on growing; there's a growing capital, and growing outlets for it; but there's another thing that's wanted for the prosperity of every concern, large or small, and that's men to conduct it,--men of the right habits; none o' your flashy fellows, but such as are to be depended on.
He seemed wilfully to mistake the word she had repeated, when he added, in a hurry, "Yes, customers; in the banking business
we usually call our connection our customers.
The share of his partners in the business
was of the most trifling nature.
Coulson, having waved his hand to a few acquaintances and chaffed the Spanish dancing girls in their own language,--not a little to his companion's astonishment,--at last turned to business
He tore the veils of illusion from the business
game, and saw its nakedness.
From her life's experience gathered in various "business
houses" the good woman had taken into her retirement an ideal of gentlemanliness as exhibited by the patrons of private-saloon bars.
'You are quite sure,' said Barnacle junior, calling after him when he got to the door, unwilling wholly to relinquish the bright business
idea he had conceived; 'that it's nothing about Tonnage?'
"Did I say I would give you one half?" said the Man of Experience in Business