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Why use a virtual office? by
Virtual offices are very much a service that can suit all types of business and most virtual office companies offer bespoke services to match individual needs ... Read More

How Virtual Offices Work by Lee Ann Obringer
Are you starting your own business and need to save cash? Do you want to test the sometimes turbulent waters of the business world first before you sign a lease for office space or get a mortgage for a building? Does your business lend itself well to operating in a virtual environment? ... Read More

Virtual Management - Global Team Leadership by
Virtual Management means maintaining close working relationships with colleagues in many locations, without the need for as many meetings as traditionally needed ... Read More

Virtual Offices: Is it for you? by David Stephen Murphy
We assume that to grow a business, whether it’s for profit or not for profit, we must have a physical place of business, with the traditionally recognized accouterments and trappings ... Read More

Virtual Offices, Real Workers by Jana Soeldner Danger
International Workplace Studies at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., claims clear benefits for working from home. "When these systems are employed well," says Frank Becker, director, "they provide the employee with much more choice about how to balance work and family." ... Read More

Snowed in? Switch to a more "virtual office!" by Phil Montero
The stories are pretty much the same all over the past few days in the North East. "I couldn't get into work for two days", "They haven't plowed my road yet", "Our office is still closed." ... Read More

How to manage 'virtual' offices by bCentral
Successful remote work requires staff support, strong communication and good virtual work habits. How can your business get its remote work program on track? ... Read More

Virtual Offices in the Magazines

"What to do if your home is your office," Laurent Belsie, Christian Science Monitor, March 28, 1996, p. B1. 
Belsie reviews Alvin Rosenbaum's book The Complete Home Office: Planning your Workspace for Maximum Efficiency, which suggests designing a workspace that is good-looking, comfortable, and productive. The book covers zoning restrictions, parking, getting a separate business line, furniture that meets both office functionality and home decorative requirements. 

"Net revolutionizing the way we work, live," Scott Burns, The Dallas Morning News, April 16, 1996, p. 1D, 4D.
Burns quotes statistics which show that telecommuting has exploded (16.7 million people work at home regularly). He then lists some personal observations about telecommuting. 

"Contract work satisfies choosy corporate nomads," Diana Kunde, The Dallas Morning News, April 24, 1996, p. 1D, 11D.
Kunde interviews contract employees and recruiting experts to explain why contract employees have suddenly become a hot commodity in the computer world. With telecommuting technology, contract employees could Virtual Enterprise with companies across the country or even the world. 

"Is your home office adequately insured?", Grace Weinstein, Investors Business Daily, June 4, 1996. 
At least 12 million Americans operate full-time home-based businesses and millions more moonlight from home. Homeowner's insurance policies vary but commonly on site equipment is covered to $2500, equipment away from home is covered to $250, and the definition of "incidental" businesses that some homeowner's policies do cover varies widely. Furthermore, you may be on your own if a co-worker or client is injured in your home office or you suffer lost income or assets from home emergencies (fire, water damage e.g., from flood or water heater) since homeowner's policies do not cover business-related liability. The Insurance Information Institute offers a free booklet called "Insuring Your Home Business," 110 William St., New York, N.Y. 10038. Commercial policies tend to be overkill; now some insurers like CAN, RLI, IBA write specialty policies for this growing niche and the Insurance Services Office in New York is developing a standard form for home-based businesses.