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How to Tell Your Company Story Part 1 – The 6 Basic Blocks | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on August 17, 2017

How well do you tell your company story? You should be telling your story in every way you can. Be it at the bar, at a networking event, as you prospect for new insurance customers, on your website, and in your advertising. Whether you’re aware of it or not, you’re already giving some version of your story in those places, but let’s more »

Talk with Your Team (but keep it short) – advice for insurance agents

Published on August 3, 2017

Talk with Your Team (but keep it short) Tim Adams of The Gaurdian looks to the research of Alistair Sheperd of Southampton University to describe why regular communication inside and outside of your work group could significantly improve your success as a team. Adams writes: The data suggested that the success of teams had much less to do with experience, more »

1 (Easy!) Step to Boost Productivity | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on July 13, 2017

It might sound improbable to say that setting aside time each week to stop doing tasks could actually make you more productive. But hear us out. Building a regular weekly review into your regime can give you the kind of focus and big-picture orientation that will actually free up your time and help you to more efficiently work toward and meet your more »

You have 5 seconds to start | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on June 22, 2017

Like all Insurance Agents, you have a lot going on. And when that happens, it can be easy to get into a routine of going through the motions. You probably have things you want in your life and your career that just keep not happening, or that you keep not achieving. We have some advice from Mel Robbins, author of Stop Saying You’re Fine:    “That 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 »

Don’t change your daily rituals. Re-think them. | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on February 16, 2017

How many times are we sucked into the fads of being more productive, more efficient, about how to become successful with one quick tip?  Perhaps you are among the skeptical who has never tried to implement a “tip for success” into your rituals. Or perhaps you are the one in your friends group who is known for being “all in” more »

Nails for the American Dream | Nail Salon Insurance Highlight

Published on January 3, 2017

photo credit: A Touch Above Spa via photopin (license) Living in the U.S.’s Nail Salon capital, here are some stats on the industry and on our wholesale nail salon insurance market. California has more Nail techs than any other state by far. According to Nails Mag Big book, nail salon services were a $8.5 billion industry last year. In California, 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 »

1 Tip to Finding Talent for Your Business | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on September 22, 2016

Today, many of our insurance agents are faced with thinking about the next generation of their business. For a business to grow and flourish, it’s necessary to bring in new talent to sustain and expand. However, in the case of many of you, a rural factor makes it hard to draw fresh new talent to your doors without a big driving city to supply more »

Master Your Emails | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on July 21, 2016

Do you feel like reading and answering emails is all you do some days? Does it ever get overwhelming and you can’t seem to get to them all? I used to work with a man who scoffed at my (thousands) of unopened emails on my personal email account. It’s a gmail account that I had my work email connected to at the time. I always opened the emails more »

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