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Business Phones

Can I use my home phone for business? 
You can, but you shouldn't - for several reasons.

First, a separate business line is more professional. Answering a business phone is very different from answering your home phone. If a child or spouse answers a business call, a sale could be lost.

Second, a separate line can be a legitimate business expense.

A solution: Many home-based business owners use cell phones as their business phone. This is perfectly acceptable, completely portable in the age of mobile work - and may be less expensive in the long run. 
Brain Trust contributor: Co-Author of The 30 Second Commute
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