I want to paraphrase the title phrase with
but, to get something like:
Business is anything but counting a money. With an emphasis on 'counting money'. But that looks for me that the meaning is exactly an opposite of what I want to say.
What would be a right phrase?
PS: For clarification, context is business could be any kind, from mining & banking to making a coffee and serving biscuits. They produce different sort of goods/services but have one thing in common which is counting money to stay somehow profitable.