Fish for sale in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with a price tag of 395 Bangladeshi taka per kilogram.
Offices in the Los Angeles Downtown Financial District
Mexican Stock Exchange in Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City

Activity of making one's living or making money by producing or buying and selling products .

- Business

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Electronics inventory

Inventory (American English) or stock (British English) refers to the goods and materials that a business holds for the ultimate goal of resale, production or utilisation.


Asset is any resource owned or controlled by a business or an economic entity.

Portrait of Luca Pacioli, painted by Jacopo de' Barbari, 1495 (Museo di Capodimonte)

It covers money and other valuables belonging to an individual or to a business.


Trade involves the transfer of goods and services from one person or entity to another, often in exchange for money.

Two traders in 16th century Germany
The San Juan de Dios Market in Guadalajara, Jalisco
The Liberty to Trade as Buttressed by National Law (1909) by George Howard Earle, Jr.
The caduceus, traditionally associated which Mercury (the Roman patron-god of merchants), continues in use as a symbol of commerce.
Ancient Etruscan "aryballoi" terracota vessels unearthed in the 1860s at Bolshaya Bliznitsa tumulus near Phanagoria, South Russia (formerly part of the Bosporan Kingdom of Cimmerian Bosporus, present-day Taman Peninsula); on exhibit at the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.
A map of the Silk Road trade route between Europe and Asia.
Austronesian proto-historic and historic maritime trade network in the Indian Ocean
Tajadero or axe money used as currency in Mesoamerica. It had a fixed worth of 8,000 cacao seeds, which were also used as currency.
A map showing the main trade routes for goods within late medieval Europe.
Danzig in the 17th century, a port of the Hanseatic League
Berber trade with Timbuktu, 1853.
A Roman denarius

Wholesale trade is traffic in goods that are sold as merchandise to retailers, or to industrial, commercial, institutional, or other professional business users, or to other wholesalers and related subordinated services.


A company can be created as a legal person so that the company itself has limited liability as members perform or fail to discharge their duty according to the publicly declared incorporation, or published policy.

A modern corporate office building in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
An office building of Nokia Corporation in Hervanta, Tampere, Finland.

It may be referred to as a "firm".

State-owned enterprise

Fish for sale in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with a price tag of 395 Bangladeshi taka per kilogram.

A state-owned enterprise (SOE) or government-owned enterprise (GOE) is a business enterprise where the government or state has significant control through full, majority, or significant minority ownership.

Board of directors

Center for Interfaith Relations Board of Directors meeting

A board of directors (commonly referred simply as the board) is an executive committee that jointly supervises the activities of an organization, which can be either a for-profit or a nonprofit organization such as a business, nonprofit organization, or a government agency.

Consumers' co-operative

Raunds Co-operative Society Limited was a consumer co-operative society based in Raunds, Northamptonshire, founded in 1891
Model of Robert Owen's visionary project for a cooperative settlement. Owenites fired bricks to build it, but construction never took place.
The Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers was established in 1844 and defined the modern cooperative movement.
January 1947 Co-op Magazine back cover designed as a promotional poster

A consumers' co-operative is an enterprise owned by consumers and managed democratically and that aims at fulfilling the needs and aspirations of its members.

Nonprofit organization

Legal entity organized and operated for a collective, public or social benefit, in contrast with an entity that operates as a business aiming to generate a profit for its owners.

McDonald's Corporation is one of the most recognizable corporations in the world.

Both not-for-profit and for-profit corporate entities must have board members, steering-committee members, or trustees who owe the organization a fiduciary duty of loyalty and trust.

Limited liability company

US-specific form of a private limited company.

It is a business structure that can combine the pass-through taxation of a partnership or sole proprietorship with the limited liability of a corporation.


Autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned enterprise".

The volunteer board of a retail consumers' cooperative, such as the former Oxford, Swindon & Gloucester Co-op, is held to account at an annual general meeting of members
Robert Owen (1771–1858) was a social reformer and a pioneer of the cooperative movement.
The Co-op Marque, a symbol used by co-operatives internationally
Co-op City in The Bronx, New York City is the largest cooperative housing development in the world, with 55,000 people.
The two largest supermarkets chains in Switzerland, Migros and Coop, are cooperatives. The third largest bank, Raiffeisen, is a cooperative as well.
The Co-operative Bank's head office in Manchester. The statue in front is of Robert Owen, a pioneer in the cooperative movement.

businesses owned and managed by the people who use their services (a consumer cooperative)