A business is an enterprise or a firm, or any organization involved in the trade of goods, services, or both to consumers. Businesses are generally privately owned and provide goods and services to customers in exchange for other goods, services, or money. Businesses may also be not-for-profit or state-owned. A business owned by multiple individuals may be referred to as a company.

Business can refer to a particular organization or to an entire market sector, e.g. "the technology business". Compound forms such as techbusiness represent subsets of the word's broader meaning, which encompasses all activity by suppliers of goods and services. The goal is for sales to be more than expenditures resulting in a profit.

Registering with Company Connecting is easy. Check out 10 reasons which can help add value to your business. 

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The Student and Graduate Series: Iona Murray of Wallet.Services

Next instalment in our Student & Graduate series: we spoke to Iona Murray of Wallet.Services who's also studying Marketing & Business in Edinburgh.

Its all Happening at Company Connecting

Company Connecting is currently adding lots of new Companies to our data to ensure we remain the authority for information on IT and tech SMEs.

Spotlight on Edinburgh: An Interview with Kendra Byers of StartEdin

Edinburgh is home to many fantastic IT / Tech companies, from SkyScanner to ZoneFox. Interview with Kendra Byers of StartEdin, who's passionate about the city.

Hi there, could you tell us a little about StartEdin got started and what your mission is as a company?

Why do Start-Ups go Bust?

Pearl Onion specialise in training and consultancy for business and aim to bridge gaps between key business knowledge and practical business implementation.

The Start Up Series by Company Connecting

To coincide with National StartUps Day on the 13th of October, Company Connecting looks back at it's ten part series on Start Ups. These articles were all written by Company Connecting director Janice Grant Shaw and draw upon her own experience in establishing Company Connecting. The series...

James Holland talked with Graham Smith of Wiseman Designs on the highs and lows of going it alone with your own small business. Graham and his partner, Richard started the company in 2011. They saw the potential of Android to be a serious competitor to Apple and Blackberry.

Graham provides some great advice to potential customers looking to develop and App, as well as to App developers building Apps.

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Doesn’t ‘Blogging’ sound like a load of old marketing fluff? It doesn’t sound like something a serious IT business should be bothered with. And yet, a serious IT business is exactly the kind of business that could benefit from blogging.

What is Blogging?

How To Avoid the Five Most Common Blogging Mistakes - image of Sam Dounis the author

Our guest author this week is Graeme Coghill, CTO of Company Connecting. His relationship with his suppliers and his customers helped him through a difficult patch. He points out that '... it’s easy to do business when everything is going well, however when the going gets tough the only thing keeping your business going is the trust and relationships you’ve built up over the years.  

Photograph of Graeme Coghill, author of this aarticle on IT Suppliers and the importance of such a relationship. Graeme is the CTO of Company Connecting