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Home Sweet Home Office

The first of a three-part series on home offices. Part One: Finding the right tools to maximize efficiency and minimize pain.

This story appears in the October 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »
Part Two
A Wiser Use of Space: How to Set Up Your Home Office

Tips for choosing an optimal spot and staying organized.

Part Three
Open for Business: Designing a Home Office for Clients

The final installment of a three-part series on home offices: welcoming visitors.

Until recently, the evolution of the entrepreneurial work-at-home experience went something like this: First a small space--maybe just the kitchen table--would be carved out to chase a new opportunity. With luck and hard work, the business might grow significant enough to take over a dedicated space, like a spare bedroom, a corner of the basement or that room above the garage. Eventually, if the business really took off, it would outgrow the confines of the home office and move to a dedicated business space.

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