I started my little biz with a 9 x 12. did a few small orders and then got a big order.. I got paid enough up front to buy the 15 x 15 mighty press which I love. If your going to do any business at all this is the way to go. I got lucky enough to get the big order. I still made money after I bought the press. I think though I would still have put my small press on ebay and bought a larger one. when you get down to doing the actual work and lining things up and pressing you will want the larger press. My small one is still here and I am getting ready to part with it.