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Shopping to equip your start-up office? Look no further: We've got 3 smart setups for entrepreneurs on a budget.

This story appears in the December 1999 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

It' s not often I get to go on a fantasy shopping spree. And since you're an entrepreneur trying to launch a business on what's likely a water-tight budget, I'm sure you can relate. So when the editors at Business Start-Ups asked me to go out and shop to my heart's content for the latest in office technology, I jumped at the chance. Quite literally, that is, right out of my chair!

Of course, the editors did have a few rules. (Don't they always?) I needed to outfit three fictitious start-up companies with the most appropriate phone, general-office and computer- peripheral equipment I could find. (I didn't shop for desktop or laptop computers, since we assume you've already got one.) Each business had different budgets and requirements.

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