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 six coworking spaces in Louisiana.
Home to over 50 organizations and 100 individuals, Propeller Incubator is a community of entrepreneurs, freelancers, and professionals. Setting itself apart from others, Propeller is a 501c3 nonprofit that grows and supports entrepreneurs who tackle social and environmental disparities. Membership starts at $175 per month or $100 per month for students. Propeller Incubator also offers hot desks for $250 per month, personal desks for $325 per month, private offices starting at $725, and more.
Launch Pad New Orleans believes that the workplace should be a balance of professionalism and fun. They bring together the “doers” in New Orleans. Over the last ten years, companies working at Launch Pad New Orleans have raised $230,000,000 in capital and created more than 9,000 jobs. You can choose from communal coworking spaces, a permanent desk, or a private office.
Talking about the #Entrepreneurship and #SmallBusiness ecosystem in #NewOrleans last night with @NewOrleansBA Economic Development Ambassadors Program and Emily Egan from @LepageCenter at @Tulane. Thanks @launchpad for the space! A great asset in the #NOLA ecosystem! #startuplife pic.twitter.com/WQwzKphmh8— Robert Taylor (@RobertWinfieldT) May 16, 2019
Scale Workspace’s mission is to support and encourage the physical production of innovative products, devices, designs, and art. Whether you are a college student, an established product developer or engineer, Scale will push you to take your ideas beyond just concepts and bring them into production in New Orleans. A coworking seat is $375 per month, a reserved desk is $550 per month, and a private office ranges from $1,200-$4,00 per month.
Creative Bloc was inspired and built for today’s multi-talented professionals who thrive in unique environments. This space is perfect for innovative businesses and entrepreneurs specializing in the areas of audio, video, film, design, photography, communications, and graphic arts. Membership ranges for $40 a day to $825 per month for a private suite.
The Parlor is a communal workspace where they believe that the best work happens in an open space in which collaboration and idea-sharing are encouraged. Members get 24/7 access to coworking space, along with free coffee and fast wifi. Members also get a free event each month where they can teach a workshop, throw a dance party, or whatever they want. For just $155 per month, you can become a member!
Formerly a 1920’s car service station, The Station is a high-tech coworking space where creative professionals come together. The Station offers is home to a group of like-minded technology-enabled design and construction experts. Members consist of local professional AEX businesses. The Station also holds events that are open to the public and have rentable meeting rooms.