Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Blount County submarket is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $21 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been listed, which means new listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 125% of the available leases in the Blount County are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,350 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1935 and are Class Class B.