Local Resources

List of Resources to help you start or grow your business

City of Tacoma Community and Economic Development Department
Guide to Seattle's Startup Resources STARTUP RESOURCES AT-A-GLANCE
New Tech Tacoma a meetup group offering fun, food, drinks, presentations and connections with the Tacoma tech community
Keiretsu  Angel investors, the highest funding rate in the Northwest among major angel groups
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Tacoma SCORE provides FREE confidential mentoring for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners
The Washington Small Business Development Center (WSBDC)
1 Million Cups
TEN: College is a supportive and encouraging organization for college students in Tacoma to explore and build entrepreneurial careers.
Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA)  is the mega connector for Washington’s technology industry
Seattle Startup Events Calendar a guide to events, classes, workshops and more
Business Impact NW
Women’s Business Center
Veteran’s Business Outreach Center
lending services Business Impact NW, helping small businesses grow so local communities thrive .
Comprehensive Guide to starting a Business

Coworking and Event Space

SURGEtacoma 
UnionClubTacoma
Space Works Tacoma 
We Are Guild 
Coworking Wiki  a free, community-owned and operated resource for everyone interested in the world of coworking.
The Seattle Collaborative Space Alliance  a guide to coworking spaces in the Puget Sound

Do you know of a great resource we should add to the list?

If you know of a resource geared toward helping local freelancers, entrepreneurs, small business and startups find local contacts or information to help them start and grow their business please Email us and we will check into it, thanks!

JOSH KILEN

PRESIDENT – CASCADE DIGITAL MARKETING - WWW.ASKCASCADE.COM

"INITIALLY, I CAME TO SURGE TO GET AWAY FROM MY WIFE’S THREE CATS. AFTER THE FIFTEENTH 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 AT SURGE. 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'VE BEEN WORKING AT SURGETACOMA FOR A LITTLE OVER 2 YEARS NOW AND LOVE IT! I ENJOY SHOWING UP EVERY DAY TO GET THINGS DONE AND GROW MY BUSINESS!"

CARMEN ROGERS

"I LOVED MY TIME THERE WITH YOU AND LOOK FORWARD TO RECONNECTING WITH YOU AGAIN IN THE FUTURE!...THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE TIME I SPENT THERE AND FOR HAVING SUCH A GREAT ENVIRONMENT TO WORK IN!"

" 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 AT SURGE."

BRIAN FORSYTHE

SOLID CHOPS ACCOUNTING

"I HAVE BEEN A SURGE MEMBER SINCE EARLY 2016. HAVING A NICE WORKSPACE, OUTSIDE OF MY HOME 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. "