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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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Are You Willing to Educate Your Employees?

While it's more common for large, established companies to offer their employees tuition assistance, some small businesses do, too. Tuition reimbursement programs aren't just for the benefit of the employee; the employer may also benefit greatly, as

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An ideal entrepreneur or office employee is able to generate ideas on demand that neither strain the resources of the company nor have an unreasonable chance of failure. Every team member will likely have a wealth of ideas, but only experience or car

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