My first “shop” consisted of an 80 square foot plastic tent that was attached to the apartment I was living in at the time. The “shop” had a work table in the middle with just enough room for me to walk around it. Oh, and the “shop” was unheated which is not pleasant when you live in New England during the winter. Even though it was a pain in the butt, I worked in this small area for about the first year. I would recommend that you have at least 200 square feet to start. You can successfully run this business from a garage, basement, spare room or from an existing business that has some extra space it would be willing to rent to you.
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