Been quiet here so I'll bring up a topic not discussed here as far as I can tell AND there is no right answer. It's about where do you do your scoring specifically. Most of us have a 'business' where we operate out of somewhere.
My mentor has a storefront in a strip center. He pays rent, for example as well as other expenses like maintaining his cooling system and paying for part of the repairs to the outside parking lot. He said he looked into an office building but it was too expensive since for example, if he wanted to work past normal hours, was then responsible for extra costs like heating and cooling.
I currently do my scoring out of my residence where I maintain my studio. But many locations and neighborhoods here in the U.S. do not allow (have 'deed restrictions') that prevent or prohibit running commercial businesses in residential locations.
So this post is about WHAT and WHERE you run your business and WHY you chose that option currently. It is NOT about critiquing others choices or to suggest there is only one way of maintaining a scoring business.