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Tips for choosing an office location

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This story appears in the February 2000 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

It's fun moving into a new office. No, really, it is. We admit lugging stuff sucks, but choosing where you're going to be spending the majority of your day, arranging furniture and supplies, and decorating your walls is all about a good time. And the best part? Realizing that you, and only you, get to decide if you're worthy of the corner office with the view.

"The great thing about home offices is, you get to have it your way. Why would you set up a home office that replicates the austere pain of [a corporate office]?" says Meredith Gould, author of Working at Home: Making It Work for You (Storey Books, $9.95, 800-441-5700), who shares her Princeton, New Jersey, home office with her cats. "The point of having your own home office is so you can have fun stuff, nice décor and a comfy chair."

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