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Office Depot, Inc. Small Business Index Finds 1 In 3 Owners Cannot Break Away For A Vacation This Summer

With the official start of summer under way, one-third of small to medium-sized business owners (SMBs) say they will not be able to take a vacation this year, according to the latest Small Business Index conducted by Office Depot, Inc., a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions formed by the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax.

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Over the past 5 years, we’ve seen a plethora of fun and interesting ways that brands are coming up with to grab people’s attention. Through social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, amazing things are happening between brands and their

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According to the American Barista and Coffee School, Oregon is the new Mecca for coffee and cafes. With a coffee shop on every corner, today’s entrepreneur has new opportunities in mobile business. E-commerce and free Wi-Fi have made office fron

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