here are a couple articles to read to help you along
- English Bulldog News Forums - Is an English Bulldog the Right Breed for You?
- English Bulldog News Forums - Welcoming Home Your New English Bulldog Puppy
- English Bulldog News Forums - 35 Things You should have if you own an English Bulldog
As for length of time to leave them alone... they can only hold their bladder for 1 hour more than they are months old, so at 2 months of age -- 3 hours is pushing the limit.
Stairs - they are fine, but do not let them go down steps till they are at least 6 months old -- this is when the bones are more formed/solid to handle the pounding going down stairs.
if you have the option to bring the puppy with you to the office, then do so, it is great for socialization
Good luck on your search and ask away on any other question you may have