Can you really run a business from your home office? When you stop to think about it, some types of companies could be done from home. If you are not going to be directly interacting with your clients on a daily basis then it could work.
Service businesses that don’t require you to be face to face with clients can work also. A writing business could be run from your home. A lot of your contact could be done through the web using email. There are a lot of writing services online. Create your information and submit it online and get paid.
Real Estate Agents have been running their businesses out of home offices for years. Most of the business can be done from outside of the office. Real Estate Agents can spend a lot of time driving clients around and looking at homes. Some of the basic paperwork for clients could be done away from the home office. They could meet clients at places like starbucks.
Some businesses are just better suited to the home business environment. Consulting and marketing could be done from your home office. Smart phones and tablet computers can help communicate with clients, and meetings could be held off site.
Your home office probably already has everything that you need to get started. A good quality printer, a scanner, a phone line and a computer are pretty much all that you need.