GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — Financial adviser Nicole Tilot is celebrated for a software company she developed that transfers medical records for insurance underwriting electronically rather than on paper.
“It makes getting insurance coverage much quicker and easier and makes the process much less time-consuming and stressful,” Tilot told Local 5 News in a recent interview.
She says she really failed to get businesses noticed until she got some marketing advice at the Urban Hub, a coworking space in downtown Green Bay. There, she says she received the connections and encouragement she needed to become one of Milwaukee Business Journal’s “Startups to Watch.”
“We were able to double my target market,” confirmed Tilot.
A day pass to the expansive coworking space costs $15. You can have unlimited access for $150 per month.
The Greater Green Bay Chamber says what’s most valuable is the camaraderie with other entrepreneurs that you can’t get at your local cafe.
“Starbucks stores don’t have the resources like accounting professionals and marketing professionals,” points out Lamarr Banks, Urban Hub community manager. “We have a banking partner that helps entrepreneurs build banking relationships and learn about loans and grants.”
The 8,500 square foot facility has the fastest internet available in Green Bay.
It is an impressive space for meetings, photo shoots and public speaking.
But Tilot says it was the atmosphere of encouragement that she found most helpful.
“Although we all work on different things, it’s really a community of people who understand what we’re going through.”
Banks added that these are objective comments that are carefully offered while remaining real.