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Caution: 3 Reasons Why Insurance Agents Fail | Business Tips

Published on April 20, 2017

While Insurance remains one of the most necessary products on the market for the general public today (who doesn’t need insurance of some sort?), Insurance Agents sometimes struggle to blossom with the demand. Brent M Kelley, CEO of BizzGrizz points out that as new Insurance Agents enter the Insurance Industry every day, there are some that leave more »

Let Your Imagination Run (With The Dinosaurs) – Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on January 19, 2017

How would you run your insurance business if your funds, connections, resources and time were unlimited? How would you market yourself as an insurance agent? How would you network? How would you conduct business? How would you develop relationships with insurance wholesalers and carriers? These may seem like pointless questions because you might be more »

4 New Years Resolutions for Insurance Agents | Business Tips

Published on December 29, 2016

Congratulations! You have made it to the end of another year. Hopefully you had many wins this year, and that you learned something from the losses that came your way. Now is the time to look backward to evaluate how things went for your insurance business in 2016, and look forward to how you would like to set yourself off on the next year’s more »

The Sales You Don’t Make | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on December 8, 2016

You’re an Insurance Agent. If you’re the owner of, or work for a smaller agency, your skills and duties may extend far and wide from receptionist, salesperson, office manager, and marketing team. If you’re in a larger agency, you may have a more specified job, but your employment still comes down to one basic need for the business 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 »

Up Your SEO and Increase business | Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on March 24, 2016

If you’re an independent insurance agent, chances are you’re that, plus an accountant, plus an office administrator, plus a marketer, plus “whatever-the-heck-else-needs-to-be-done-around-here” expert. Owning your own independent insurance agency, or working on a small team at one carries a lot of weight and requires that you more »

Best Small Business Advice | Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on January 28, 2016

In 2013, Business Insider did a special thing — finding and honoring the top small business owners from around the country during the national small business week. Each state voted for one top small business owner, and from those, one top personal was chosen for the nation. In the midst of this process, they interviewed these small business owners. Here 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 »

Do You Know Your Small Business’ Reputation? | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on April 9, 2015

Whether you do business online or not, your reputation could be out there on the world wide web. Many small businesses assume that if they don’t create an online presence, then they don’t have one. That’s just not the case anymore. Before the Internet became an integral part of our daily lives, your business’ reputation was something that you more »