INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Working from home has become more and more common in recent years. But for a number of people, the need for interaction, networking, a sense of community, and limited interruptions has taken them out of the house and into coworking spaces.
According to last year’s Global Coworking Survey, roughly 1.2 million people used coworking spaces in 2017. By 2020, it’s projected that nearly 40 percent of the American workforce will be freelancers, independent contractors, or solo entrepreneurs.
Then, this past November, Industrious Indianapolis opened up on Mass Ave and has already garnered a perfect 5-star review on Yelp.
This week, we stepped inside to see what the buzz is all about.
“Industrious is the nation’s leading premium private office community,” said Taylor Richison, community manager for Industrious Indianapolis.
“Premium” is another word for luxury and you can see that from the moment you walk in.
“You’re going to see floor to ceiling windows. So the natural light that is flooding in from every angle of this building. Even in the glass offices in the center of the space. They really intentionally designed it so you can get natural light and a great feel for Mass Ave,” said Brittany Smith of Yelp Indy.
But how does it work?
“We have three different types of memberships. One is traditional co-working which you have access to all the amenities the same as anyone else: the conference rooms, the roof deck, the coffee, the breakfast. But you work out of our co-working common space,” said Richison.
They also have dedicated desk memberships, where you have your own desk in a room with five other people. Then, finally, there’s the highest level of membership.
“What we really specialize in is private offices. We have 64 different private offices and they are big enough to fit teams of 1 to 25 anywhere within the space,” he said.
When the weather warms up, you can go to the roof, plug in, and get to work on their roof deck.
“We have a 3,200-square-foot roof deck that has outlets all around it. So in the summer months when it’s warm, people are able to work up there if they’d like. But they are also able to host events if they want or also have social gatherings with their team,” Richison noted.
And one thing that makes them really unique?
“It’s dog friendly. So you can actually bring your pup up in here to the office with you and everyone is really receptive to it,” Smith added.
Four Things You Need to Know:
- Industrious Indianapolis offers five-star, premium service with a stunning design to make the perfect coworking space.
- They offer private telephone and conference rooms, common spaces for events and team functions, as well as a mother’s room.
- They have a 3200 square foot roof deck with outlets, so you can plug in and do your work outside during the warm months.
- They are pet-friendly!
Industrious Indianapolis is one of over 30 Industrious coworking spaces in the nation, with another 10-15 set to open in the future. So if a member is traveling they are welcome to use the coworking spaces in those cities just like they would here. Even if someone isn’t a member, Richison said they are still able to rent the space for events, meetings, or conferences.
You can get more info or schedule a tour via their website or connect with Industrious on social media via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For more photos and local reviews, click here to check out their Yelp profile.
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