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I am thinking about renting a space from some one in order to start my practice. There are of course, LOTS of reasons why I SHOULDN'T do this right off the bat, but I try to never overlook options. I mean, independant contracting=freedom. I have several questions for you all.

1) How much is fair to rent a space?

2) What all would one need to run one's business? I know linens, towels, cream, a table and stool, an apointment book, a clock and a radio...business cards... what am I NOT thinking of?

3) Should I just try to get a job at a salon and forget renting a space until I'm established?