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Do nightmares of cluttered stacks of papers prevent you from fulfilling your destiny as a successful homebased entrepreneur? Alice Bredin's The Virtual Office Survival Handbook: What Telecommuters and Entrepreneurs Need to Succeed in Today's Nontraditional Workplace (John Wiley & Sons, $16.95/paperback, $29.95/hardcover, 800-225-5945) provides an in-depth guide to developing your own productive homebased workplace.

With experts predicting that, by the year 2000, 40 percent of the workforce could be working in some type of virtual office--"any worksite outside of the traditional office in which people still do the work associated with a traditional office"--Bredin's book is a must for anyone considering an alternative workplace. From "how-to" tips for choosing the right equipment to legal and financial laws, the easy-to-read, informative guidebook provides aspiring entrepreneurs with helpful hints, strategic "dos" and "don'ts," and witty anecdotes.

If you're wary of being trampled by technology, Bredin's tips can help you tame the virtual beast. --Allyssa Lee

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This article was originally published in the October 1996 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: News & Reviews.

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