Offices By The Hour

Kinko's carved out a market selling services to folks working at home. Copycats are moving in

Missed package deliveries and phone calls. The occasional barking dog. This wasn't exactly what Tom Galloway had in mind when he launched a digital printing business from his home a few years ago. He was going to roll out of bed each morning, fire up the coffee and PC and make a fortune without ever getting out of his pajamas. Yeah, right. Within a few weeks, he was buried under paperwork and lonely. After six months, he hung up his bathrobe for good. "It was such a pain," Galloway recalls.

Even though he no longer works at home, Galloway still deals...

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