There are a number of expenses that come with having a physical location for your business. Rent or a mortgage are the elements that typically cost the most. Other expenses include utilities, furnishings, and staff members. The thought of paying so many expenses every month can scare people off from the thought of starting a business. Some people still push forward but decide to run their business from home to save on costs. You make sacrifices with each option – financial sacrifices when you have a physical location and blurred lines between your professional and personal life when you run your business from home. Fortunately, you can create a level of professionalism for your business in the local market without going to the expense (or stress) of having a physical location. But, before you move forward, you may still have some questions you want answered. Common questions include: Who needs to establish a professional presence? Why does having a physical address matter for a new business? How do I control what potential clients see when they search for my company? Answering these questions can help you make a decision on which path to follow for your business.