There is a HUGE misconception in the media that this is a home-based trend, ONLY. The reality is that we're witnessing the rise of the virtual economy that stretches from home-based companies to those renting space to mid-size companies like Court Square Data Group in Springfield, Mass. to major corporations like INTTRA and Arch
Chemical that operate "hybrids" where many staffers work from home or rental space and rarely come into the office. Then there are the companies that allow teleworking, which implies some office time and some time outside the office.
For more information on this trend go to http://virtualdream-amyz.blogspot.com where I maintain content on the virtual economy. For reports and articles I write on this subject see www.hidden-tech.net.
And for how to actually work this way visit my blog on EONS.com where I am the virtual business expert. It's posted weekly on the Building a Virtual Company Group (that's under People, Groups, Careers).
Principal, A - Z International Associates in Amherst, Ma.
Founder of Hidden-Tech, the network for virtual company entrepreneurs
EONS Virtual Business Expert