Space Race

Bargain Basement

To develop some knowledge before touring your first empty box, read up on the basics.

Repeat after us: Leases are supposed to be negotiated. Every detail is up for grabs, from price per square foot to tenant improvements.

Negotiate Your Commercial Lease (Self-Counsel Press) by Dale R. Willerton is a how-to manual with plenty of information on getting yourself a good deal on the right office space.

"How To Negotiate A Lease" by Jan Norman from March 1998 Business Start-Ups.

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This article was originally published in the March 2001 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Space Race.

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