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How to manage millennials in the work place | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on June 29, 2017

Whether you employ one, many, or no Millennials at all yet, there’s a couple of undeniable truths that need to be reckoned with. One, Millennials are a different generation in many ways — from the way they communicate to the way they operate in a workplace. Two, the reality is that many company owners and managers see and understand that Millennials more »

How to grow customer retention | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on April 13, 2017

Loyalty may be the most valuable commodity in business, as loyalty is what brings you business time and time again. That’s why creating customer loyalty is one of your most important business moves. Below are some tips to help you increase the amount of repeat business your Insurance Agency sees. Customer fidelity can, by itself, make up 40% of your more »

Complacency Kills Leadership — Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on March 2, 2017

Do you know why you showed up to work this morning? Not the, “Well, I want to keep my job,” or the “I have a lot to get done,” reasons, but why, in the long-run, are you at work today? Maybe you’ve lost sight of the vision of what you’re doing in your job as an insurance agent. Maybe you’re the head of your more »

5 Steps to More Sales | Business Tips for insurance Agents

Published on January 12, 2017

If you are an independent Insurance Agent, no matter whether you sell Personal Lines Insurance or Commercial Lines Insurance the goal is the same: grow leads and increase sales. Here are 5 tips to closing more insurance sales: 1. Listen More As much as you may want to dive in, talking about the differences and benefits of the insurance coverage you more »

Deck the Malls | Concessionaires Insurance Product Highlight

Published on November 29, 2016

We are officially elbow-deep in the holiday season and that means one thing is happening all around us — shopping. And where there are holidays gifts and parties and decorations to shop for, there are concessionaires selling their goods. The malls are full of concessionaires right now, but they’re not the only place. From Thanksgiving to more »

2 Steps to Use the Internet to Grow Business | Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on July 28, 2016

Many children could tell you about the latest funny insurance commercial they saw. Maybe it was “havoc” pretending to be a teenage girl not paying attention while he drove, or maybe it was one of those notorious cavemen or gecko ads. But in these days of big name Insurance, there are still many people who would choose a local, independent insurance more »

3 Tips to Getting Past the Age Barrier | Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on July 23, 2015

photo credit: Long Khánh – Dancer Boy via photopin (license) Being an independent insurance agent definitely has it’s perks, a major one being that you are your own boss. That’s a double-edged sword, though, because at the end of the day the bottom line comes down on you and no one else. Being a young insurance agent in the industry (or just more »

Lessons From How 7 Successful People View Their Mistakes | Business Tips

Published on June 18, 2015

We all make mistakes. It’s human. The thing is to learn how to make mistakes into opportunities to learn and do better. Or at least to do things differently. When I was about to enter college I was told and embraced the fact that I was a storyteller. It was something I was good at and loved to do.  That’s how I entered as a broadcast journalism more »

Why the independent insurance agent is still needed (Part 2)

Published on June 24, 2014

Recently  Walmart and Overstock.com have announced their entrance into the insurance game. This has brought to light a question that’s been nagging at the corner of many people’s minds for some time now: Does this mean the independent insurance agent will become obsolete? PART 2 When you look at how the younger generations are increasingly more »

Why the independent insurance agent is still needed (Part 1)

Published on June 19, 2014

Recently  Walmart and Overstock.com have announced their entrance into the insurance game. This has brought to light a question that’s been nagging at the corner of many people’s minds for some time now: Does this mean the independent insurance agent will become obsolete? It’s clear to see that the public’s knowledge of more »