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The One Dayer: For a mountain of productivity | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on July 20, 2017

Back in college my friends and I would occasionally decide to pull an all-afternoon-N-nighter (because all morning was just too much to ask of college kids). The purpose wasn’t because we necessarily all had a huge project due the next day. The point was that we got a lot more done in those few hours of extreme focus together than we regularly did more »

How to Grow your Independent Agency | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on October 27, 2016

In a world where big national insurance companies have marketing budgets that can afford superbowl commercials, it might feel like your independent insurance agency doesn’t have the resources necessary to really grow your business. BUT, according to the Accenture Independent Agent Survey, of all P&C Insurance premiums, 58% are earned by more »

How to Keep it Short and Simple | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on October 20, 2016

We’re all guilty of it sometimes — holding meetings that should have been emails. Having long conversations that should’ve been brief mentions. Using three examples when one would do. But in business, research  shows regular communication inside and outside of your work group could significantly improve your success as a team, but more »

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Sales People | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on September 15, 2016

If you own your own Independent Insurance Agency, you probably started as a one-person show. Maybe you still are your only employee. The average independent insurance agency is a small venture, and it’s typically, as you know, that everybody has to wear multiple hats. It can even feel like you’re doing things more efficiently by doing it more »

4 Ways to Turn “To Do” lists into “Done” lists

Published on July 13, 2015

How do you keep track of everything you have to get done in an hour, day, or week?  Do you find yourself writing lists of tasks (or worse yet, just trying to keep track of them in your head), but not always accomplishing what you set out to do? Part of that could be because of how you write out your “to do” items for yourself. Scott Belsky, more »

Is this one word weakening your message? Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on July 9, 2015

“I was just checking to see…” I’ve recently noticed myself using this phrase at the start of e-mails, text messages and phone calls when I need something from someone. Just checking to see if you had completed XYZ yet? Just checking to see if we were still on. Just checking to see if you could just send over that thing you were supposed to send more »

Business Tips for New Insurance Agents – Part 2

Published on February 5, 2015

Last week we shared with you a few tips for independent insurance agents that are either new to the industry or new to their markets. If you know anyone that could benefit, please pass last week’s post and this post along to them! Business Tips for New Insurance Agents – Part 2 Marketing Today’s top insurance agents didn’t rely more »