With Christmas shopping in full swing, do not be swayed by salespeople trying to sell you Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition for your business. You CANNOT legally use this version of Office in your business operations. If you want proof, the licensing terms are here.
In the licensing terms, you will find the following listed under INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS under section a. It says: “Licensed Device. You may install one copy of the software on three licensed devices in your household for use by people who reside there. The software is not licensed for use in any commercial, non-profit, or revenue generating business activities.”
It's written in plain and simple english. You can't do it, regardless of what someone at the big box store on the freeway tells you. Don't put your business in the position of using unlicensed software. It may just cost you a whole lot more than what you initially saved.
To Your Success,