Real Estate Related Overhead is Your Enemy

Overhead is the enemy of entrepreneurial start-ups. Every dollar that is spent on overhead is a dollar that does not make it to the bottom line. Precious operating profits get eaten up by overhead preventing them from becoming net profits. Bootstrapping space is one of the most common and effective means to keep overhead costs down for start-up ventures. Start in your kitchen, your garage, your basement; anywhere that does not require you to pay rent.
Anita at Small Business Trends points out the power of virtual space for start-ups in this post. Entrepreneurs can literally start businesses with the founders all over the country if they plan communication correctly.