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Give Yourself Some Space

Before you set up your home office, make sure it's the best spot to serve all your needs.

This story appears in the October 1998 issue of

For homebased entrepreneurs, the executive suite can be anything from a fully equipped office to a card table in the corner of the bedroom. And with more than 18.3 million homebased business owners in the United States, home offices come in all sizes--and suit all budgets.

Flexibility is the key to every good home office. Not only is technology changing every day, but your needs will continue to evolve as your business grows. Before you stake your claim in home office territory, ask yourself these questions to help determine what you need:

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