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connected with Internet commerce between businesses relating to an advertising or marketing program aimed at businesses doing business with other businesses as opposed to consumers. The term is most commonly used in reference to commerce or business that is conducted over the Internet between commercial enterprises.

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  • Business Implications of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)

    Best Practice

    be used for business-to-business as well as business-to-consumer transactions, it is very likely that SEPA direct debits will become more common for smaller, potentially recurring business-to-consumer transactions such as utility or telecommunications bills
    By Juergen Bernd Weiss

  • In Data We Trust


    of the anonymity of the bricks-and-mortar world. Businesses themselves leave ever more digital tracks and so become increasingly transparent in business-to-business markets. At the same time, we are learning to recognize patterns in the exabytes (that is, 10 to the power of 18 bytes) of publicly accessible data—for example in the relationships on social media, where the motto could be “show me your friends and I will tell you who you are
    By Björn Bloching

  • Electronic Invoicing in the European Union

    Best Practice

    Streamlining the flow of information in any value chain will reduce inefficiencies, improve certainty, and reduce costs. As Europe moves to adopt the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), it is logical that this is linked to the business processes that settle a vast majority of business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-government payments
    By Hansjörg Nymphius

  • Cash Flow Best Practice for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

    Best Practice

    Yet here too, the tieback to a budget is quite important: Every manager needs to know (based on past experience as well as future plans) when he can reasonably expect those dollars to be in the mailbox or, better, electronically transferred to a business bank account. Thus, managers need to know on a weekly (some say daily) basis whether the to-date income projected is actually in hand
    By Rita Herron Brown


Definitions of ’business-to-business’ and meaning of ’business-to-business’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’business-to-business’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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