Because of the overwhelming popularity of our Coworking Spaces in New Orleans post, we’re highlighting the top Coworking Spaces in Lafayette!
There are so many benefits to working in an open office space. With the increasingly popular trend of working remotely, entrepreneurs often find more productivity in greater numbers, feeding off of the creativity and motivation of other like-minded entrepreneurs. Before introducing some of the coworking spaces in Lafayette, here are a few tips to ensure you get the most out of working in a coworking environment:
Hands down, this is the number one reason to participate! Networking in a shared office space allows for some perspectives you may not have normally considered. Make the most of using a shared space by utilizing the wealth of knowledge from your coworking neighbors.
2. Stay Focused
It’s easy to stray from your work priorities when there’s so much excitement and potential in the air! Choose a space where you are able to get away and use the knowledge collected from networking and translate that into something workable for your own personal use. Don’t forget your headphones!
3. Bring Swag
I mean, definitely bring your A-Game, but I’m talking about promotional products here. It’s no secret that people in an office setting use office supplies, so drop off some pens and post-its in the break room. It couldn’t hurt!
Coworking Spaces in Lafayette, Louisiana
The Yard is one of the newest Coworking Spaces in Lafayette, located in the downtown area. It boasts an open and modern Coworking Space as well as two private idea rooms in case you need to think out loud. Monthly memberships include 24/7 access to a dedicated desk, access to printers, private conference room, private creative suite for $425 per month per desk. Storage and mail options are also available.
Local entrepreneur and owner of Skyline Charter, Kristen Porter, rents a desk at The Yard and says
“I used to work from home, but that can be really distracting. The yard generates positive energy that I feed off of to accomplish my daily goals. I love the collaborative working space. Working with like-minded professionals is a great thing.”
Ceaux (pronounced “co”) is another recently opened coworking space in downtown Lafayette. They encourage a casual atmosphere between their startups and entrepreneurs, while maintaining their communal environment. Space is available from $500 – $575 depending on the length of contract and includes the use of a modular conference table to serve as a meeting place in addition to a private desk.
The Opportunity Machine has served the entrepreneurial community of Lafayette since 2009, making it one of the most well-established Coworking Spaces in Lafayette. They focus on accelerating and incubating rapid-growth startups in addition to their original goal as a tech incubation program. They provide one-on-one counseling, mentorships, technology access as well as a communal office area. Memberships are offered to individuals seeking coworking spaces, private desks, access only to training services, and student memberships. Costs vary, depending on membership, but spaces start at about $20/hour.
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