Congratulations on starting a business from home! The great news is that you don’t need a lot of equipment to get started. A reliable modem and internet connection, a telephone and the most up to date computer or laptop you can afford will set you in the right direction. Set up a professional email address, rather than using YOURNAME@gmail.com or hotmail.com. In terms of software, a quality CRM, an email newsletter template and a way of managing your finances online are all good places to start.