Begin your search for commercial property early. If you are opening a new business, you do not want to find yourself under time constraints dealing with issues which you may not have considered. If you are relocating an existing business to a new property, allow yourself more time than you feel you may need because you will be conducting business as usual in your existing location during this time. Generally speaking, you should begin your business property search efforts 4 – 6 months before your move date. By planning well in advance, time will be your ally, not your enemy.