One-third of your life is spent at work, so where you work and who you work with is important. The 9-5 culture is losing popularity as more and more individuals are opting to use coworking spaces, which are shared office spaces used by groups and individuals. Statista predicted that by 2027, 50.9% of the total U.S workforce will be freelancing. Coworking allows people to find flexible, affordable office spaces that they can grow into. Individuals have reported that coworking has expanded their professional networks and made them more motivated, engaged, happy, and successful.
If you are a telecommuter, entrepreneur, freelancer, small business, a budding startup, or a remote worker looking for a shared office, here are the top five coworking spaces in Indiana.
Matchbox is a coworking place where young innovators, entrepreneurs, and artists can meet, mingle, and create. Bustling young entrepreneurs love this repurposed auto dealership where they can leave their tie at home and connect with others. Their basic membership, which includes 24/7 access, event access, conference rooms, 3D printing, laser cutting, Maker LAB access, and more, is $499 per year. Matchbox also offers day passes, starting at $10 per day for shared space.
Whether you are a new entrepreneur or a seasoned professional, Switchboard is a great place to connect and collaborate with others. Their 24/7 space is located in the heart of Fountain Square neighborhood near downtown Indianapolis. With countless working options, members can choose from lounge-like arrangements to conference tables. You can become a coworking member for just $99 per month, get a dedicated desk for $175 per month, or a private office starting at $350 per month. You can also get a day pass for $25 per day.
The Speak Easy is a 501(c)(3) member-based non-profit organization and the first collaborative workspace serving entrepreneurs in Central Indiana. During the day, members are hard at work, and at night, the space comes alive with guest speakers, classes, roundtable discussions, and MeetUp groups. One member wrote, “I’ve lived in Indy for over five years but never felt very connected to the broader tech and design community until I started hanging out at the Speak Easy. The energy and atmosphere here spark creativity and lots of good conversations between people who might have never met otherwise.” Membership is $75 a month or $750 a year.
Cowork Evansville is a community of remote workers, solo entrepreneurs, and freelancers. They have an impressive list of amenities, which includes meeting rooms, wi-fi, print services, standing desks, collaborative spaces, phone rooms, access to free business counseling, and more! Individual memberships are $75 per month or $50 if you are a student. Memberships for teams of up to four are $150 per month. If you are looking for something more long-term, they have annual memberships for $750 per year.
The Havertsick is a flexible coworking space and a coffee shop with no monthly fee. They recognized that many coffee shops are crowded, noisy, and uncomfortable, and wanted to create a space where people could relax, collaborate, and be productive. One regular said, “After visiting The Haverstick for the first time, the comfort of the environment really drew me in. I continue to come back because it is a space where I can spread out, stay comfy and have the best coffee. The people who work at The Haverstick are some of the best people I know, and they take the time to get to know each of their customers.” You can stop by The Haverstick Monday-Friday from 7 am to 6 pm.