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201 GREAT IDEAS for Your SMALL BUSINESS, Third Edition by Jane Applegate

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GREAT 57 IDEA: Find the Right Office Space

Entrepreneurs often cringe at the thought of leasing office space. It's scary and expensive and takes time to find the right space. That's why so many of us work at home until we get thrown out by our loving spouses or families. The Applegate Group, founded in the den of our home in Sun Valley, California, outgrew that space within a year. Taking a big risk, we invested $10,000 to remodel the garage. It was a great commute—down the driveway.

We worked in the renovated garage until we moved to Pelham, New York. Our temporary world headquarters there were in a basement—it was either blasting hot or freezing cold. When my husband, Joe, and I bought a spacious, three-bedroom apartment in a stately stone ...

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