This manual is for anyone who's setting up an office at home or a base for a self-employed career. We start with the planning, taking into account limited space and the importance of making sure that everything will work together. We then explore the various hardware and software options, considering flexibility and economy. We show how to harness the very latest technologies and explain how to collaborate both with headquarters and other remote workers, including a thorough overview of security. Finally, we throw the taxman into the mix and conclude with ways of keeping your cool when the distinction between home life and office life has blurred.