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Tips for Managers: 3 ways to talk about your decisions to employees

Published on June 8, 2017

Remember when you were a kid and you would whine to your parents, “But, WHY?” as you bemoaned one of their decisions or orders? And remember those dreaded words that would follow? Because. I. Said. So. Now you have people working under you and as you make tough decisions or changes, you hear yourself breathing those same infuriating words, not more »

Don’t Be Afraid to Write High Value Homes — Product Highlight

Published on June 6, 2017

When it comes to writing high net-worth business, High Value Homeowner’s Insurance coverage is one of the most important products. Sometimes these policies can be complicated for Insurance Agents to understand and feel comfortable with, though, because they   High Value Homeowner’s Insurance policies have more components than a typical personal more »

How to Approach Small Business Owners | Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on June 1, 2017

Small businesses are the bread and butter of our commercial lines products we have available for Insurance Agents like yourself. Many of you are also small business owners, so you understand a lot of what it is your prospective clients face. You’ll also know that small businesses can be hard to sell to. They’re always busy,  the owners more »

Insure Medical Facilities Today | Product Highlight

Published on May 30, 2017

Despite fluctuations with medical insurance coverage right now, the demand for health care is one that is not going away.  According to the last data gathered, California’s health care industry employed more than 1.3 million people.  Twenty percent of those were employed in nursing or residential care facilities, a third of them were employed more »

The Myth of the Key To Success | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on May 25, 2017

There are dozens of articles and blog posts about the habits of the successful, and it can be easy to believe if we adopt those habits, we too will be successful. They talk about the ways that Steve Jobs, Einstein, Obama, and now Trump always dress(ed) the same everyday. Or how the poet Dylan Thomas always wrote in a garden shed, while Maya Angelou more »

Hobby Farms On The Rise | Farm & Ranch Insurance Product Highlight

Published on May 23, 2017

Between hipsters and hippies, millenials and retirees, stay-at-home moms and DIY-ers, America is coming back to its locally-grown, hand-made, highly agricultural roots — even in cities. In the past 5-10 years there has been a huge up-tick in the number of people who are interested in trying their hand at raising their own livestock, growing their more »

Don’t follow your passion | Business tips for insurance agents

Published on May 18, 2017

How did you end up in the Insurance career you have today? Had you always dreamed of it? Did you walk around your house as a toddler asking people to sign up with you for their Homeowners Insurance policies? When you wrote the “where do I want to be in 10 years” essay assignment in your freshman year of high school, did you have a passion more »

The Things That Fuel Us| Product Highlight Gas Station, Convenience Store, & Liquor Store Insurance

Published on May 16, 2017

Though the taxes on gas just heightened, the last couple years have been good to us across the country with lower gas prices. People have been sharing their low gas prices on social media, and taking more driving trips than they were prone to before. With our recent increase in tax, you and your neighbors may groan, but when it drops next, trends show more »

3 Ways To Get Your Staff To Care About Their Jobs| Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on May 11, 2017

When I was younger I had a summer job doing physical labor for a construction company. We usually worked in crews, but the schedule had fallen through and I had a week from hell that I spent working mostly alone. And, as per usual, most of the things that could go wrong on these jobs, did go wrong — and I was left to tackle it alone. No one was more »

The Gratitude Effect – How cultivating gratitude can help your insurance business

Published on May 4, 2017

You’ve got one hundred things on your to do list and your day is filled with things that stress you and tire you. So what good is gratitude? There have been several studies on the subject, and it’s become clear that anyone can cultivate gratitude in their own lives by simply practicing it. Exercises such as gratitude journals, where every more »

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