When a younger relative of mine was setting up her business with her partner, I was only involved on the periphery of events. They had a clearly defined plan on how they wanted to start their business, how they were going to do this much from home, in their back bedroom / office. Then once the business had taken off, successfully of course, they would then source a local office and take things from there. All this did happen exactly according to the plan. Nothing was left to chance and an office was secured exactly where they wanted.
Having secured the office space at the price and lease conditions that suited both sides, the business of furnishing it came into play. As the office is in a historic house, space issue could have been a problem. They engaged an office furnishing group who were so professional, it was a treat to work with them.