If inventories are among the five largest business expenses in respondent's business.
3a. Approximately, how many days of inventory do you try to maintain on your most important items?
|1||7 days or less||24|
|2||> 7 days to 14 days||12|
|3||> 14 days to 30 days||21|
|4||31 days or more||16|
|5||Differs by item||15|
Notes: Twenty-four (24) percent of small employers with businesses that maintain significant inventories try to maintain their most important items seven days or less (Q#3a).