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If you intend to work at home full-time, make sure you have best "equipment" you can have. You'll need a chair designed to offer full support over long periods of time. You'll want a desk that offers ample space, with a keyboard tray to help prevent shoulder strain. You'll also need your monitor placed at eye level and to have even, "natural" lighting in room.
Think you can't afford all these things? Sure you can! Check your local phone directory for "used office furniture." You'll be amazed at bargains you can find. I recently purchased a used desk that was in perfect condition for only $225. The "new" price was $650. Office chairs, bookcases, printer stands, lamps, and all types of other office furniture were available at 50%-80% off. I could have revamped my entire office for price of one desk bought at retail.
Other options? Check your Sunday newspaper for "going out of business" postings, auctions, and used furniture listings. There are bargains to be found everywhere.
When it comes to your small business, you need to consider yourself and your well-being first. After all, if YOU aren't in good shape, how can your business be? With a little investigation, you can have all comforts of home (or home office) for a fraction of cost.
Diane Hughes is an accomplished Internet entrepreneur and editor of the popular ProBizTips Newsletter. Subscribe to her newsletter for more tips, tricks, and secrets of the trade -- plus get HUNDREDS of eBooks, software and tools just for subscribing! http://viralmarketzone.com/diane