Hi Sharon. A great question. Some of the things I would want to look for would be:
– Flexibility of Use (since it’s a small space, you want to have as much flexibility to use it as you can. So, for example a space that has a large column in the middle of the space could severely limit how you use the space)
– Image (what image do you want to portray to the public and your clients? For example, is your space in a strip mall, an industrial or warehouse district, or an office or professional townhouse location? A lot depends on the image you want and the focus of your practice)
– Length of Lease (are you planning to be in the location for a while or is this just a “starter” location you’re using to get your business off the ground?)
There are many, many more considerations, but these are just some that come to mind off the bat.
I hope this helps.