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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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As you build up your small business, improving administration, product development, customer service, marketing and sales, you also want to make sure that you protect your company’s finances. 1. Get General Liability Insurance General liability i

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