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The Myth of the Key To Success | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on May 25, 2017

There are dozens of articles and blog posts about the habits of the successful, and it can be easy to believe if we adopt those habits, we too will be successful. They talk about the ways that Steve Jobs, Einstein, Obama, and now Trump always dress(ed) the same everyday. Or how the poet Dylan Thomas always wrote in a garden shed, while Maya Angelou more »

Hobby Farms On The Rise | Farm & Ranch Insurance Product Highlight

Published on May 23, 2017

Between hipsters and hippies, millenials and retirees, stay-at-home moms and DIY-ers, America is coming back to its locally-grown, hand-made, highly agricultural roots — even in cities. In the past 5-10 years there has been a huge up-tick in the number of people who are interested in trying their hand at raising their own livestock, growing their more »

Don’t follow your passion | Business tips for insurance agents

Published on May 18, 2017

How did you end up in the Insurance career you have today? Had you always dreamed of it? Did you walk around your house as a toddler asking people to sign up with you for their Homeowners Insurance policies? When you wrote the “where do I want to be in 10 years” essay assignment in your freshman year of high school, did you have a passion more »

The Things That Fuel Us| Product Highlight Gas Station, Convenience Store, & Liquor Store Insurance

Published on May 16, 2017

Though the taxes on gas just heightened, the last couple years have been good to us across the country with lower gas prices. People have been sharing their low gas prices on social media, and taking more driving trips than they were prone to before. With our recent increase in tax, you and your neighbors may groan, but when it drops next, trends show more »

3 Ways To Get Your Staff To Care About Their Jobs| Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on May 11, 2017

When I was younger I had a summer job doing physical labor for a construction company. We usually worked in crews, but the schedule had fallen through and I had a week from hell that I spent working mostly alone. And, as per usual, most of the things that could go wrong on these jobs, did go wrong — and I was left to tackle it alone. No one was more »

What does “Contractor” mean? | Product Highlight: Contractor’s Insurance

Published on May 9, 2017

When we hear the term, “contractor,” most often we think of construction work of some sort. The reality is, though, that the types of contractors that exist are far and wide. A “contractor” may install the HVAC units in your new office building, they may clean your home, or they may be doing the interior design at your cabin more »

The Gratitude Effect – How cultivating gratitude can help your insurance business

Published on May 4, 2017

You’ve got one hundred things on your to do list and your day is filled with things that stress you and tire you. So what good is gratitude? There have been several studies on the subject, and it’s become clear that anyone can cultivate gratitude in their own lives by simply practicing it. Exercises such as gratitude journals, where every more »

What’s Hot in Personal Lines | Product Highlights

Published on May 2, 2017

What’s Hot: Personal Lines High Value Homeowners Insurance Limits from $1,000,000 to $50,000,000 HO-3 form with extended replacement cost 70% personal effects coverage Wrap around policies and more! Hard to Place Home Insurance Homes in high fire / brush zones Homes with prior losses Older homes and more! Main Street Home Insurance Preferred more »

4 Key to Better Customer Service | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on April 27, 2017

Chances are good that in your city, there is more than one Insurance Agency that has the markets that your customers need. (Tip: Abram Interstate does have many markets for hard to place risks which your competitors may not have! Check out our product listings HERE to get an edge that way.) But the reality is, especially when it comes to smaller insurance more »

Where to Place a Canceled Home? | Hard To Place Homeowners Insurance

Published on April 25, 2017

If you’re an Insurance Agent in the Personal Lines Insurance business, you’ve probably dealt with the customer who had their Homeowners policy canceled and both of you may not know where to turn next. For You: We have great wholesale Homeowners Insurance products that you can offer to your customer, including some of those hard to place homes with more »

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