I believe if a client needs your services and calls but couldn't reach will definitely leave a message to be reached back. One thing I is that Google Voice has SMS services because i having been using google voice for a 1 year now.
Thanks Virtual Barbara for your opinion, getting a PO address for my business at this start-up phase is addition cost I have to incur. It was 5% of my start-up budget for the size I wanted but now I will used my home address till I get an office outside home.
I agree with you all, the need for a dedicated home office. I share part of my bed room as my office but when I need to reflex on some issues am distracted because the whole atmosphere is a bedroom setting. I have no girlfriend, pet or room mate around now but with the experience you all have...
I have a laptop,all-in-one printer (printer,scanner & copier) and my notebook all arranged on my office desk a friend donated. I use my cell phone for other duties but planning to have an ipad/pc tablet soon.
Re: What is on your home office wish list?
My home office wish list is to practically apply the information from "Become a Virtual Assistant" book by Tess Strand after successfully completing the book and also make good use of this forum.