A vacuum pump attached to the table can be extremely helpful to hold material in place, but this can be added later.
Unless the shop has a known need for a larger machine (or knows it will need one down the road), it is wise to start with a smaller machine. Lower cost, smaller footprint, etc., may be a good start for the awards shop to get into routing. It also allows for a company to be more flexible as they grow; two small machines may benefit a shop more than one large one. Initial usage helps shops determine this for themselves.