RedDog wrote:...as I've noted elsewhere in the modern world you don't need a physical plant ( office ) so much as a cell phone and a web presence. Basically, if I can't find something online, I'm not going to try going there in person.
She's got the smartphone connection back- and I really suspect once she has a functioning netbook/laptop PC setup running she'll never use a desktop PC again.
Yes, somebody like a real estate agent and a whole mess of other jobs could essentially run business now out of a parked car even without a net card. Just pull into the lot at a McDonalds or a Starbucks and use their free WiFi. At the big box, the laptops in Electronics can snag the WiFi from the McDonalds at the front of the store some 250 yards away. I presume you could park out in the middle of the lot and get the signal. I can see 7 or 8 in the downtown area from right here in my house. 3 or 4 of them are not secured and don't require a password.
I've had the errant thought that maybe losing that huge, ostentatious office in an old bank building might be a blessing in disguise.
People really are cutting back, and looking back at the 1990's & 2000's and the excesses everyone fell for, slapping their heads ( figuratively ) and going "WTH possessed us to do that?"
She essentially works out of her car, anyway- it's "be there or be square." The actual paperwork can be done on the dining room table.