An increase in customer complaints could signal a decline in business.
Business is bad, and the outlook for next year is even worse.
If there is somebody to back me up, the business will be successful.
His company was singled out as the most successful small business in the region.
Business people exchange cards at the beginning or end of a meeting.
A successful business is built on careful financial management.
His old company gave him the shaft. But I admire the way he turned bad luck into good and did even better with his own business.
The president held himself responsible for the slump in business, and left his post.
Tom came up with various ideas on how to make his business more successful.
His customers dropped off after the new supermarket opened for business.
A business cycle is a recurring succession of periods of prosperity and periods of depression.
Now that Bush has been elected, it will be business as usual.
Shall we shoot the breeze for a while before talking business?
With the approach of Christmas, business improved somewhat.
Krista's curt, businesslike tone put off her clients at the maternity ward, especially on their special days.
He spoke of sex in a rather businesslike manner, which was how he tried to avoid talking about his problems with intimacy.
... matter- of- fact and businesslike— I think people would...
The couple maintained a businesslike attitude toward their divorce.
I do the shopping.
The men had little to do except hunt for food.
Professional writers do not have a regular income.
Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know.
In most countries, teachers do not receive high wages.
Town criers used to tell people what they must do, according to the king's orders.
Maybe it's time to change my hair and do a makeover.
Since I have no children, I have more time to spend doing volunteer work than parents do.
Stop complaining and do as you're told.
If it's necessary to do so, I'll pay back my loan now.
The cones of the jack pine, for example, do not readily open to release their seeds until they have been subjected to great heat.
What should I do if I become depressed while studying abroad?
I'd like to get a bank loan; how do I go about that?
One thing I've always wanted to do is write a children's book.
She seems to be in trouble. Tell her what to do.
Terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York City in 2001.
The three organizations are the International Monetary Fund, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
The trade of critic, in literature, music, and the drama, is the most degraded of all.
I am in favor of helping the prosperity of all countries because, when we are all prosperous, the trade of each becomes more valuable to the other.
Never mind that. After all up till now he's stuffed himself on huge profit selling high brand-name goods of no real worth. From now on he can just try his best at honest trade.
Soon after graduating from trade school, Ray Murphy was taken on as a machinist at the local automobile plant.
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
Goods are the great travelers over the earth's surface, far more than humans, which means that hardly an inhabited spot on the globe is untouched by trade.
Despite a large surplus in merchandise trade, the current account surplus is not so big due to a deficit in invisible trade.
Sir William Lucas had been formerly in trade in Meryton, where he had made a tolerable fortune, and risen to the honour of knighthood by an address to the king during his mayoralty.
A glance at Chart 2 will reveal that some of these trade cycles are very short-lived.
Parents also arrange marriages, which is a polite way of saying that they sell or trade their children.
You shouldn't trade your short commute for a nicer house a longer distance from the office.
Most of my family work in the building trade: my dad’s a carpenter, my uncle’s a painter and my cousins are both construction workers.
Osaka is the center of commerce in Japan.
English is useful in commerce.
International commerce suffered as a result of political tensions.
E-commerce is a great invention.
They are promoting local commerce across the country.
Did you see? It's a new commerce in town.
Electronic commerce began to spread rapidly.
We must promote commerce with neighboring countries.
He made his fortune from commerce.
Legal changes threaten online sales in digital commerce.
The soul of commerce is upright dealing.
I'd like to understand how commerce works.
Commerce led to the development of cities.
The Commerce Department reports retail sales rose seven-tenths of 1 percent last month mainly thanks to strong auto sales.
6. the work of buying or selling products or services for money
If the plant is completed next year, a new production manager will have to be hired.
You're not managers.
If you owe your bank manager a thousand pounds, you are at his mercy. If you owe him a million pounds, he is at your mercy.
We are writing to inform you that Mr Koichi Ohara has been appointed as Manager of the Technical Department in succession to Mr Taro Iida.
It was decided that the manager, as the company's representative, would go overseas on business trips once a week.
As soon as our manager got off our backs, everything started to go off without a hitch.
The obsequious waiter is usually assigned the best table because he always curries favor with his manager and superiors.
The manager dismisses someone almost once a month now, and I don't know how we can flip burgers any faster or better or with more team spirit or whatever it is that he wants.
I had words with the manager of that store, because he refused to refund my money for the TV set that wasn't operating properly.
After John became manager, he told me he would never have expected to reach such a high position.
The boxing match was completely one-sided, one pug was so badly mauled that his manager had to throw in the sponge.
Would you please put me in touch with the General Manager of Overseas Sales of AB Software Ltd?
Your technical manager arranged a meeting for 1:00 p.m. on April 6, but how about April 7, at 10:00 a.m.?
Your success depends a lot on how your manager and other people in the office perceive you.