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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 13
Equipment: The Bare Essentials
In This Chapter
◆ Finding telephone solutions while in and out of the office
◆ Picking the computer and peripherals that are right for you
◆ Buying or leasing office equipment
◆ Going beyond computers: copiers and fax machines
◆ Protecting yourself from viruses, crashes, and other outages
Here’s a secret Bill Gates doesn’t want you to know: setting up your office can be as simple as using your home phone and writing things down on a pad of paper. If you want to buy a computer, you can get a used ten-year-old one for $50 that will probably take care of most of your business needs. (The only problem with that Fred Flintstone special is getting the software, support, and security you need.)
 
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