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Nowadays, there are co-working arrangements in most major cities with month to month leases. In the early stages, why bother getting locked into a lease at all?

There are also coffee shops and 101 other ways to work without a physical nexus.

I think at some point, however, when you're growing, having everyone in one location that is "home" can be very useful, and these tips are good for if you get to that point.

At Ontela, we thought that working virtually from home was awesome until we got office space. Then we realized that the office increased our productivity massively. It was a combination of no home distractions, less inclined to do pseudo-work things like checking HN, and being able to ask questions of and be inspired by folks around you.

The article is great... and I can't emphasize enough "short lease = good".

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