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Staples Launches Business Hub

WorkplaceTrends_GMAG_WebThe start-up culture prevalent in today”s economy has riddled the marketplace with solopreneurs. Money management, according to a recent small business survey released by Staples, Inc., is an ongoing issue for many. Among the metro Atlanta small business owners surveyed, 40 percent wish they”d known more about management before starting their business.

Responding to this need, Staples has created an online resource, Business Hub, to help small business owners cope with finance challenges and other business concerns. At a more grassroots level, Staples encourages participation through its Succeed small business community on LinkedIn.

Find tips and advice from industry experts at www.staples.com/business-hub, along with tools to help meet looming business challenges.

Workplace Trends
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