Having business credit cards is a waste of money and time too. I don’t have them anymore. Do you know why? It is a waste of my time to obtain additional cards made, then provide them with out to people I don’t want to contact me. EASILY want to get hold of you, I’ll make your info. I’ll often email you at that moment. If you wish to follow up with me but don’t, then you almost certainly don’t have the hustle and organizational skills to run a startup.
If your users or customers care and attention you have an office, get the cheapest one that works then. When you can, just rent an address like what Gil Silberman said. No good investor cares if you come with an office. In fact, everything else being equal, until your team outgrows your home, you should be lean, scrappy and home based.
I’m also against coworking spaces. You need to build your company culture. Doing that in a coworking space is hard, because the potentially great startups finish up being dragged down by the non-great. There’s an averaging that happens. Home based until you can afford a cheap office. Among my collection companies has a little office in a remarkably cheap part of San Francisco. Do you know why? They may be cheap and they are lean. Plus they generate revenue. Keep your costs down. Evernote imploded because it was out of cash nearly.
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