Press Release: Small firms optimistic about their sales, overall economy


BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced the results of its latest Office Depot Small Business Index - a monthly survey commissioned to gauge the economic trends of small businesses in America.

According to the February edition of the Office Depot Small Business Index, there is a new positive outlook with more small businesses anticipating higher company sales, profits and capital spending. However, America's small business community remains concerned about their finances, believing that interest rates from banks/savings accounts, CDs, etc. will increase, and expect rates in loans to increase as well.

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