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    #1

    keep business or make business

    Does it make sense to say like to when you want to maintain business relationship with your customer?
    Can you also say "make business"?

    Wed like to do our best to keep business with you in win-win strategy.

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    #2

    Re: keep business or make business

    Both "keep business" and "make business" are unnatural.

    We'd like to do our best to retain your business in a win-win strategy.

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    #3

    Re: keep business or make business

    Doesn't it make sense to say like this?

    We'd like to do our best to retain business with you in a win-win strategy

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    #4

    Re: keep business or make business

    "Retain our business with you" is more natural.

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    #5

    Re: keep business or make business

    Which is more natural in an official document to say "you" or "Samsung(the company's name, for example) "?

    We'd like to do our best to retain business with you(Samsung) in a win-win strategy

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    #6

    Re: keep business or make business

    How about:

    We’d endeavour to carry on doing business
    with you adopting a win-win strategy.
    Last edited by tedmc; 06-Mar-2017 at 04:17.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #7

    Re: keep business or make business

    Drop the "win-win strategy"; it doesn't really fit well in that sentence. Try:
    We look forward to doing more business with you.

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