The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Dane County submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 124 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the listings in the Dane County are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,750 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1990 and are Class B.