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Find office space and obtain office equipment

Finding office space can be a challenge, and there are many complex challenges involved with negotiating a lease. These often include the cost of utilities, renovations and charges for building maintenance. The process often runs quite smoothly, however, if you have a board member with experience negotiating leases.

As you obtain office equipment, you will need to consider whether you should rent or buy. If you buy, there will be significant up-front costs or financing costs. Regardless of whether you rent or buy, you will need to evaluate the quality of the equipment, as well as the service contract and associated cost.
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