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Crowded House

can two entrepreneurs work under the same roof, indivisible, with privacy and success for all? We think so.

This story appears in the April 1998 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

If the balancing act is precarious when one entrepreneur sets up shop in the same spot where he or she hangs the proverbial hat each evening, consider the effect when two entrepreneurs with two separate businesses both have their offices under that very same roof.

The arrangement is messy, chaotic, aggravating . . . and, frequently, a source of joy. "It's cozy and comforting to have my husband next to me," says Madeleine Homan, president of StraightLine Coaching in Dobbs Ferry, New York, "even if we do nothing more than say `Hey, how are you?' to each other during the day."

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