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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business, 3rd Edition by Barbara Weltman

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Chapter 12
Office Space in Your Place
In This Chapter
◆ Making sure your office space is legal
◆ Running your business from a cooperative apartment
◆ Laying out your workspace
◆ Planning for visits from clients and customers
Your home is your castle: familiar, comfortable, and convenient; but can you run a business there? Sure, you’d like to. That’s why you want to run a home-based business (and that’s why you bought this book). But before you put in the time and money to set up a home office, make sure you find out whether you’re allowed to do so legally. Your city or town may have rules that say certain kinds of businesses just don’t mix with residential areas.
 
But let’s assume your business is A-OK with the local zoning board. Now you have to ...

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