Equipping Your Office
Chances are, you'll need a copier.
The latest copiers offer features such as automatic documentfeeders; collating for multipage documents, with sorting by bothgroup and mode; color reproduction; paper cassette choices thatrange from the standard letter format to ledger-sized options;reduction and enlargement; and more--all within a compact unit thatcan be placed on its own stand or on a desktop.
While very small businesses might not need a copier, busyoffices require one because of the volume of documents that must bereproduced. If you don't expect to do a tremendous amount ofcopying, or if you feel it will be cheaper to use a print shop whenlarge copy jobs arise, you might choose to avoid this substantialequipment cost.
Excerpted from Starting a Home-based Business