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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 »

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 »

California Leads The Industry When It Comes to Orchards | Agribusiness Insurance Product Highlight

Published on June 20, 2017

 Did you know…? California accounts for 65% of the U.S. non-citrus fruit and nut production, and 30% of the citrus production. California is the number one exporter of agricultural commodities in the U.S. California is the nation’s number one producer of tree nuts. AND over 90% of the U.S. tree nut production is harvested from Golden State more »

A Key To Customer Retention | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on June 15, 2017

A few months ago I received a piece of mail from Southwest Airlines. I thought it would be a credit card offer, or some piece of advertising, but instead what I found inside was a letter from the company head thanking me for being a Southwest customer. Also included were 4 free drink coupons for my future flights with an expiration date almost a year more »

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