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2 Tips to Getting More (Important Things) Done in Your Day | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on August 10, 2017

What time is it as you read this? How much have you gotten done so far today? Do you often find yourself wondering how the day got away from you again? Or how you were “productive” or busy all day, but you made little progress on that one project, that one thing that is big and important and needs to be done — still? Productivity more »

New Rates on Homeowners Policies! | Insurance Product Highlight

Published on August 8, 2017

Did you know…? 39,600 new and resale home transactions closed escrow in California during March 2018 (source). The Median house price on CA Resales is projected to be $525,000 Even though the millenial generation is buying homes at an older age than previous generations, we’re still seeing growth in our housing market in California, 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 »

Do Less, But Do It Better. | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on July 27, 2017

Entrepreneur Mark Suster lives by one rule: “Do Less. More.” The internet has blessed our work world in many ways, but it’s also given us the curse of busyness. It’s easy to accidentally waste time doing things that we say are productive (“Only 2,000 more e-mails to go through and delete until I get to ‘inbox zero’!”). more »

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

Published on July 25, 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 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 »

Restaurant Insurance: A big deal or YOUR big deal? | Product Highlight

Published on July 18, 2017

Have you ever stopped to think about how big a part Restaurants play in our society? They are a part of many people’s everyday lives at home, and they are always a factor for when we travel. One third of every guide book is dedicated to “Where to eat in ____,” so if you’re not insuring many restaurants yet, it may be time to 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 »

NEW Product Highlight! | Security Business Operations

Published on July 11, 2017

Did you know…? In California there are 146,740 people who work as Security Guards. There are 6,790 people who work installing Security Systems in California. We all want to know that the people and things we care about are kept safe. And as this innate desire drives us, the security industry continues to grow and need insurance. That’s more »

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 »

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