Came across a few offline posts here that mention 'getting an office' is top of the list to start a business. That might be true for some industries, but definitely not SEO/PPC/ORM. And I believe people who thinks this way are really starting out in the wrong direction. Not saying an office is not needed, but definitely shouldn't be on the top of your list when you first started out, unless you are rich. To me, getting an office on day 1 and tie your cashflow up is just crazy talk. You have limited funds (in most cases for startups), and you decided to put a big portion of your funds into something that isn't a big profit generator. With wifi / LTE / 3G everywhere, why the heck would you need an office to meet clients? In most cases, you will find yourself meeting at their office instead OR a public environment (like Starbucks) for a casual meeting. Oh ok, so you target BIG CORP clients? And you believe having an office looks cool. OK. Understandable. Guess what? So your rented 'an office' but in reality, you just rented a 'small room'. You mentioned how successful you are on your website, worked with X corps and XX experience, and when they came to your office, it's a small room with a desk. Let me tell you, you lose credibility immediately. A lot of people also don't realize that having such big overhead can be very stressful, especially when you aren't making enough but still have to pay for the office rental that you don't use often. To me, that's wasting money. And worst of all, being in your office alone can be very boring. That's not what most of us here opt in for. We like internet marketing because we like the freedom. We can travel anywhere and work (as long as you have your laptop + internet). So why rent a cage and lock yourself in it?