Business Activities


DEFINITION of 'Business Activities'

Any activity that is engaged in for the primary purpose of making a profit. Business activities can include things like operations, marketing, production and administration.
Also known as "business operations".

BREAKING DOWN 'Business Activities'

This is a general term that encompasses all the economic activities carried out by a firm during the course of business. Business activities are ongoing and are focused on creating value for shareholders.

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