An individual or company who has some degree of involvement with another entity’s business dealings. The term ‘business partner’ can have a wide range of meanings, with one of the most frequent being a person who, along with another person, plays a significant role in owning, managing, or creating a company (two best friends who start a business together would consider themselves business partners). The term is also frequently used for two businesses that cooperate, to any degree, such as a computer manufacturer who works exclusively with another company who supplies them with parts.
- I thought they were a really great business partner and would be with us for a long time to come and would work greatly next to us.
- Since I am out of town this week I will call my business partner and let her know to be expecting a package to arrive at the bakery on Tuesday.
- Having someone else to start a business with me will mean that as a business partner that I will not need to make major decisions alone.
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