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Spaceworks’ Incubator offers a variety of services to help creative entrepreneurs and business owners gain training and knowledge in business basics, strategy, and skills. Our core program is the Business Planning Cohort, a 36-hour course taken in person over 12 weeks.  Applications are reviewed in January and July for Spring and Fall cohorts. Learn more and apply here.

We also offer workshops that are open to the public as well as graduates of our cohorts. 

We work with a fantastic roster of business owners, experts, and professionals, from our coaches and resource providers to our alumni. Sometimes they teach us how to do what they do, and we provide a platform for them to share these skills with Tacoma.

Example workshop topics include working with a designer, small business taxes, creating solid video content, etc.

Workshops have varying price tags for community members and are free to Spaceworks alumni.


Upcoming Workshops:

Entrepreneur Success Workshop

Always free, always open to the public. This workshop, commonly called the ESW, is both for people looking to start a business and people already in business. Join Spaceworks coaches to work through business basics, focus on your passion, and create an action plan to take you to the next level. At this workshop, you will meet other entrepreneurs and people who can help and support you at every step. Participants will also learn about local resources available to entrepreneurs at any stage of business. You must register in advance, sign up today!

More info and register here.


Spaceworks welcomes all clients and will obtain reasonable and appropriate accommodations for those with disabilities. We support equal access to our websites, services, programs, and activities. Accommodations for our programs should be made at least two weeks in advance by calling 253.627.2175 or emailing                        

Most of Spaceworks training sessions are located at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, which is located at 950 Pacific, Suite 300, Tacoma, WA, 98402. The office and meeting rooms on the third floor are serviced by an elevator and are wheelchair accessible. Restrooms are also on the third floor and are wheelchair accessible. Other events or programs may occur at businesses throughout the city.

Service animals are welcome.

Large print copies of training materials are available upon request.

American Sign Language interpreters are available upon request for any training or workshop. Please contact two weeks in advance to request an interpreter.



Contact Jennifer English, Training Coordinator, for more information.   
P: 253.682.1740

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