English version

be in business

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe in businessbe in businessa) to be involved in business activities The company has been in business for over 30 years. b) spokenREADY to have all that you need to start doing something I’ve just got to buy the paint and then we’re in business. business
Examples from the Corpus
be in businessI have finger paints and paper for the kids, so we're in business.When I qualified I set up in business as a financial consultant.The insurance companies are in business to make money, not waste it.A few minutes later, a wall of water crashed over the lip of the Falls and Niagara was in business again.Now both his parents are in business.Solicitors and barristers in private practice are in business and must make a profit to survive.Jack knows talent when he sees it, and pretty soon the two are in business together.In all the twenty years I've been in business this is the worst period I've seen for sales.I found three trowels in the market, and we were in business.Talk with people you know who are in business and ask them to introduce you to their accountants.You are in business, and you are missing a great business opportunity.
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