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Coworking / Burger analogy

In honor of Labor Day I thought I would do a #Coworking #Burger analogy. Just like a burger when you take a lot of different things and mix them all together, it just works better. Happy Labor Day!

Help our SURGEtacoma community grow!

We truly appreciate the community here at SURGE and would like to reach out to you to ask a favor.  Please post a review at one of the following sites: Google– Facebook– Yelp– Thank you!

New Event For South Sound Entrepreneurs

We are excited to announce a new event, ‘The Startup Education Track’ hosted by SurgeTacoma in Tacoma, WA.   The Startup Education Track is a series of 14 free meetups designed to help entrepreneurs learn the basics of what it takes to successfully operate a startup company and to raise investor funding.  Each Meet Up presentation …

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Try Coworking Today

‪#‎Coworking‬ brings community to isolated, independent workers. See what being a part of an inspiring, creative space can do for you. (253) 365-2737 [youtube]

7 New Offices Ready For Business

We are very excited to announce that our last phase of remodeling is complete and we have 7 new offices ready to go!  If you know some one who is in need of a great place to work please help spread the word.  One is already occupied but we have 6 available, 5 rent for $399 …

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4 Questions You NEED to Ask Yourself

Spend some time answering these 4 questions to help define your purpose and how to position your company (or yourself). What do you love? What are you good at? What will people pay you for? What does the world need?  

Today is Autumnal Equinox

There has been a bit of chill in the air and after a bit on online research I found out that today officially marks the last day of summer and is the Autumnal Equinox, any excuse for a party!  Luckily the weather outside is anything but frightful today, so I don’t actually feel like I am …

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Workplace Inspiration

Some times we all need a bit of inspiration and encouragement in the workplace. At SURGEtacoma we opted for these inspiring saying and are offering them to you as free printable 3×4 posters.  I hope one of them inspires you~ Find out more about SURGEtacoma and Coworking and see how it can inspire you at …

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Coworking is a Great Option for Startups and Small Businesses

  For companies and entrepreneurs trying to get off the ground with a shoestring budget, coworking is a great option. Besides taking care of some of the more mundane tasks of running a business, like making sure there’s always toner in the copier, toilet paper in the bathroom and plenty of coffee for the much needed …

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Hold Your Own Pen

Always remember this is your life and you need to be in charge of your destiny.



"Initially, I came to SURGE to get away from my wife’s three cats. After the 15th time they ran across my keyboard and messed up a piece of content I was working on, I knew it was time for my own space. Coffee shops were an option, but I got tired of drinking a gallon of coffee every day and I didn’t like leaving my laptop unattended when I had to use the bathroom (it was so much coffee). I saw an ad for SURGE and called them up for a tour. The Community Manager showed me around, and I signed up right away. For the price, the amenities you get at SURGE are the best deal in Tacoma. My revenue has grown 10x since I joined in February 2016, a large part of that due to the professional atmosphere, the location, and the support they offer. If you want to take your business to the next level, SURGE has the tools to help you do it. When you take your tour, stop by and say ‘Hi!"



"I have been a SURGE member since early 2016. Having a nice workspace, outside of my home is essential for me. Having a community of people to connect with professionally and personally makes it an enjoyable place to be. I recommend SURGE Tacoma to anyone looking for coworking in the area."

Krystina Jarvis

Owner, A Drop in the Ocean

"SURGE has been incredible. I honestly initially chose it because I needed a mailing address for my business, but now, the value I get out of being a member is worth every penny. As a Cafe member, I love the flexibility with where I work. My current favorite spot overlooks the city, and as the sun sets on Mt. Rainier–there’s just no better way to end a work day. I also love knowing that as my business grows, my membership can grow with me into a dedicated desk or office. The monthly member events are great for meeting new people and seeing the diversity of businesses in the space. I would recommend SURGE to anyone currently based out of their home who needs a place to get work done besides their couch - entrepreneurs, students, authors, artists, anyone. Although working in sweatpants at home is nice on occasion, I’ve found that my productivity is boosted significantly when I’m at SURGE."

Terrilski Davis

Owner, Platoon 720 Credit and Business Formations

"I chose SURGE after discovering its existence online while searching for office space outside of my home. I needed not just an office building, or coworking space, but a community. Hands down SURGE provides that community for business owners in any industry to come and feel welcomed in an environment that’s conducive for growth without threat of competition, but collaboration and genuine networks. I would totally recommend it for any startup business that needs to expand not just their company but their productivity with peace of mind."

Jayson Owens

Financial Advisor with Bright Road Wealth Management

"I chose Surge because my previous 'executive office' management company was literally the worst! Stuffy and unworkable. I called Surge on Friday afternoon at 4:30pm looking for conference space after finding out that my previous company had canceled my bookings for the next week! They were able to get me signed up and saved all those meetings!

Since the beginning the staff has been so helpful and flexible. I work a lot of evenings and weekends and having access to the building has made my business possible! I love the energy here and the opportunity for spontaneous conversation in the kitchen."

"I've been working at SURGE Tacoma for a little over 2 years now and love it! I enjoy showing up every day to get things done and grow my business!"

"I just wanted to reach out and thank you for setting up SURGE. Being at SURGE helped me build confidence and work in an efficient space and I do not think I would have grown as much as I have in the last year and a half it was not for being here."

"​For me, coming to SURGE is my getaway. I can’t imagine being secluded at home and trying to work with the kids. All moms that work at home should try it–even just once a week 😊"


"I loved my time at SURGE and look forward to reconnecting with you again! Thank you so much for the time I spent there and for having such a great environment to work in!"

Will Manzanares

Owner, Will Talks Biz

"I chose SURGE because it was local and central. You guys were nicer than some of the other places–personality wise–and when I saw the prices in Seattle, I was like, that is ridiculous. The price is right for what I am trying to do. I also thought, wouldn’t my skill set help most of the start-ups here? I have been so used to doing things out of my house, this helps separate home from work. I wanted to experience a coworking space, and it is better than a coffee shop. I also chose it because you are more flexible than other spaces. Coworking spaces are for those who need to be driven by going to a work place, and they can’t separate their home life and their work life."