2008.04.09(Review of 2004.10.12 edition)
Most people enjoy their work more - and are more successful - when they're doing what they do best. So it only stands to reason that a company should focus on its strengths too, right?
CORE BUSINESS 基幹事業､本業
- A company's core business is its main business - usually what it does best.
- core business は、ある企業の中心的な事業のことです。たいていは、その企業が最も得意とする事業、つまり、本業、という意味です。
- (at a high-level meeting)
It's my opinion that too much diversification has hurt this company. It's time we start focusing more on our core business.
- Most of our profits come from our two core businesses: food packaging and distribution. They're where we've always been strongest relative to the competition.
- (business analyst)
The causes of the firm's current financial crisis are clear: they've been neglecting their core business while rather unsuccessfully trying to expand their presence into other sectors in which they have little expertise.
Have a profitable day!