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open for business

1. Currently operational and accepting business from clients. We had a few setbacks with city regulators, but our new store is finally open for business!
2. To create and launch a business to do business with others. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "open" and "for." My great-grandfather opened our first store for business 100 years ago today.
See also: business, open

open for business

[of a shop, store, restaurant, etc.] operating and ready to do business. The store is now open for business and invites you to come in. The construction will be finished in March, and we will be open for business in April.
See also: business, open
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Grasshopper Bank, which will serve New York's innovation economy companies and its thriving venture capital community as well as companies and communities in other major innovation economy centers in the United States, opened for business on May 13, 2019 to a select group of entrepreneurs and venture investors, with a broader rollout of its services planned in the coming months.
Bank of Asia has said that it has opened for business in the Virgin Islands.
In Tunisia, Steigenberger Marhaba Thalasso opened for business in the Gulf of Hammamet on April 1, 2018.
Fortunately, the shop had not yet opened for business and the staff were safely in the back and came away from the incident unscathed.
Some 3,366 retail outlets were shut down in the six months to June 2013, while 3,157 opened for business, bringing the net reduction in shops to 209.
Trombetta's Farm, which opened for business on April 14 in a remodeled 1950s ranch home, sells ice cream made by Anthony Trombetta.
MUSCAT: Bank Sohar's second branch in the Dakhliya region opened for business at Bahla yesterday.
The revamped area of the suq is expected to be fully operational by August, but some cafes have already opened for business.
They opened for business in March 2008 and by March this year had completely renovated the converted Victorian slate-cutting mill to provide bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation.
The Wheel Specialist has recently opened for business on Newbiggin Lane in Westerhope, close to Anderson & Garland auctioneers.
The New York City Acquisition Loan Fund officially opened for business on August 10, thanks to a committed partnership between Enterprise, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, other intermediary organizations, the City of New York, and several major foundations and financial institutions.
The Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office opened for business last month near Tikrit.
The RV Corral opened for business in 1988 and now operates three recreational vehicle lots, two on Highway 99 in Eugene and one just off Interstate 5 in Coburg.
Again, Michaud has sought to fill a space in the New Liskeard area with his new facility, which opened for business in early February of this year.
Since Partners Illinois Blasdel, Leigh Ann Cleaver and Kelly Schwalbe opened for business, the agency has steadily grown its client list and added four additional employees.