The proliferation of computers might make a typewriter seem about as relevant to your business as a quill pen and a powdered wig. In reality, typewriters are useful for entrepreneurs who often deal with preprinted forms. You can get a good electric typewriter for $100 to $200. Don't go overboard-as long as the machine prints clearly, it's fulfilling its purpose.

Excerpted from Start Your Own Business: The Only Start-Up Guide You'll Ever Need