Starbucks Is My Office: A Guide for Mobile Over-Caffeinated Workers

By Liane Cassavoy, PCWorld

You’re gripping a triple-shot Espresso Macchiato with your left hand and prepping a presentation on your laptop’s screen with your right. You chat with your client from your smartphone, trusting that the whoosh of the milk steamer doesn’t drown out the conversation. “I sure hope the Wi-Fi holds,” you think.

In short, you work from Starbucks. And you’re not alone.

Thanks to their offer of free Wi-Fi, the promise of companionship, and a never-ending supply of tasty, caffeinated treats, coffeehouses like Starbucks have become an office away from home for many entrepreneurs and self-employed folks.

Working out of your local coffee shop offers multiple conveniences and can save you plenty of cash, but it also poses various challenges. Staying productive and keeping your gear (and the data it contains) secure can be tough–as can obeying the often-unwritten rules that govern a communal workspace.

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