You may not find a location/building that ticks all the boxes but aiming for as close as possible is the best place to start. This will also make it clear for you what is non-negotiable and what can be compromised on or worked towards in the future. Factors to include in your specification should be
Location. Evaluate this not only in terms of your customers but also employees and suppliers.
Transport & parking facilities. Again, this should be considered in terms of customer access and employee.
Requirements of the building to carry out business. Depending on the nature of your business you will need the building to work in different ways, think very practically about the space, power points, equipment, ventilation etc when making this list.
Legal issues. If the building already has permissions for your businesses ‘user class’ moving in and alterations you may want to make in the future will be less complicated.
Type of tenure. Your options are license, lease or buy. We will go into further detail on these below.
As you would when looking for a place to live, set you maximum price, including taxes and fees and stick to it.