If you're serious about production work, I'd start with a better machine. The Bond is definitely a hobbyist's machine, lightweight, and could be very frustrating for someone trying to do lots of product quickly while trying to learn the machine at the same time. It took me a couple of months of working on the Bond to figure out some of the variables and tricks, which won't change in the slightest for a production machine, and then you'd have to learn the production machine all over again when you got that, so I suspect it'd actually be somewhat wasting your time, though I could be wrong about that.
Most reputable dealers in knitting machines are perfectly willing to talk to you about your choices. Contact a few of them. Best if you can find one in your area in case you need help; plus they usually will run classes or offer tutoring on the machines -- and always good to be close to someone who can repair your machine when you're in the middle of a work run!