A business is defined as either being an enterprise or a firm. It may be an organization which is designed to provide goods and services to both consumers as well as other businesses. Businesses exist mostly in capitalist type economies where most of them are owned privately and are primarily put together to earn profit which increases the businesss and the business owners overall wealth. Many businesses may also be state owned or be a non-profit. A company is a businesses which is owned by many people but there is also a more exact meaning of this term.
This is referred to as a state of either being occupied as a society or an individual in doing or achieving something i.e. profitable work. There are three uses of this term depending on its scope the singular meaning an organization and the general being a market sector. For instance you have the term export business etc which means business relating to the export industry.
Forming a business
There may be a number of steps which are undertaken to form of a business. While each country may have its own rules and regulations governing this, the underlying process remains largely unchanged i.e. the business needs to be legal or allowed in the country you are stating the business, this will require a certificate or a license and you will need to have your business registered. There are various types of registrations for instance LLC, LTD, etc.
A business owner may also choose to borrow capital from a bank provided that they are able to show that their business is profitable. This is often the case with entrepreneurs who are starting off which absolutely nothing except for a good business idea and experience in the field they are looking to venture off into.