It all depends on what type of ‘special’ the center is offering. Is it a free month’s rent, considerable rental discount or 1/2 security deposit. What kind of lease do you feel comfortable with? Maybe you can negotiate for extra services or a lower monthly rate if you pay in advance? Most businesses should know in the first several months if they are going to succeed; usually 3 months is too little time, and 1 year may be too much. Don’t be afraid to ask what the penalties are for not fulfilling your entire lease term. Don’t feel pressured into signing a lease that you don’t feel comfortable with, but at the same time, don’t expect to receive a lot of “perks” with a minimum short term lease. Remember, they want your business to do well because your success is their success!