A business is an entity that provides goods and services that society desires in exchange for money. Although businesses vary in size, structure and type, the one thing that binds them all together is profit. This can be in the form of cash payments or other forms of wealth such as stocks and cryptocurrencies, or barter-style trades of one good for another.
What went wrong? Personal greed, insufficient scrutiny of corporate affairs, an insensitivity or indifference to public opinion: all these accusations could be leveled at some business leaders. But the truth is that few, if any, have been guilty of wickedness or intentional deception. They’ve simply been playing the game according to the new rules.
As a result, the business news landscape is changing in many ways. For example, the growing importance of sustainability and corporate social responsibility are forcing companies to rethink their strategy and operations. It’s also becoming more important for businesses to understand their audiences and communicate with them in a way that is honest, transparent and mutually beneficial.
While some of these changes may be difficult to implement, the rewards are great for businesses that embrace them. The ability to better connect with their audiences and build trust will ultimately increase revenue and profitability.
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This guide is curated by specialists in Business Reference Services at the Library of Congress. It provides recommendations for key resources for researching American and international business news, as well as tips on finding regional publications.