core business


The primary activity which defines a company's main emphasis and for which the company exists. For example, the core business of a bank is financial products though it may own real estate investments as well.

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Our core business was still strong, despite some weakness in our newer ventures, so management still offered an optimistic tone at the shareholder meeting.

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While very successful in the athletic clothing market, the company decided not to move ahead with a line of power bars as it was outside their core business.

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While Chase Banking has its line of financial products as the core business of their organization, they also branch out into other areas such as real estate investments.

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