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1. harassment; a scolding; general bad treatment. (*Typically: get ~; give someone ~.) The guys have been giving me the business about my new hairstyle. Sam was giving Tom the business about being late all the time.
2. Sl an execution. (Underworld. *Typically: get ~; give someone ~.) The mob wanted to give him the business for confessing to the federal prosecutor.
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Understanding Business Valuation: A Practical Guide to Valuing Small and Medium Sized Businesses, 2nd ed.
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Even though the company had regularly bought and sold businesses and large blocks of assets, the sales in question were so unusual and of such a magnitude that they could not be held to be in the regular course of business.
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It is well settled that, while the states inherently possess vast power to impose taxes on businesses operating m or deriving profits from within their borders, this power is subject to clearly defined limits under the Commerce Clause and the Due Process Clause of the United States Constitution.
Historically, commercial banks have been the major providers of credit and other financial services to small businesses.
Since the regulation seeks to test various lines of businesses within a single controlled group, it is unrealistic to set a single turnover rate limit to apply to diverse lines of business.
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Given current federal regulatory requirements and tax rules, as well as the changes being made as many of the provisions in the "Contract With America" are passed by Congress, Knight said CPAs will be called on to do much more for their clients and to become more knowledgeable about their businesses and legislation that affects them.
Small businesses play an essential role in the health of our economy, in the creation of jobs, in the generation of new ideas, and in the competitive process that is so important to a free-enterprise economy.
Small businesses seek alternative ways to access seed money, expansion funds and working capital.
Large organizations have reaped significant benefits from business intelligence deployments over the last decade and, as it happens with many technologies, demand for these solutions is growing among companies of all sizes," said Robert Anderson, research VP for small and midsize businesses at Gartner.
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