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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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The firm is offering online account opening for business deposits.
Autumn 2014 will see John Lewis opening for business, which will be one of the biggest department stores in Birmingham, and the whole New Street Gateway Project will be completed in 2015.
Since opening for business in the same week of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, the firm has been associated with some of the hottest names in the business.
Debra Curtis, CEO said, "Opening for business at our 57th Street offices in the heart of New York is an important step in the development of Snapdata International Group.
Just eight months after opening for business, the 460,000-square-foot office building is now 56% leased.
Since opening for business on July 7, this 376-room upscale hotel has enjoyed such success that owners and executives have already entered the design stages of a 200-room expansion.
Autumn 2014 will see John Lewis opening for business. It will be one of the biggest department stores in Birmingham.
Autumn 2014 will see John Lewis opening for business, and the whole New Street Gateway Project will be completed in 2015.