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6 Tips to Self-Motivate | Business tips for Insurance Agents

Published on June 2, 2016

photo credit: Jack Canfield Nothing happens until you take action via photopin (license) “Want free dinner?” he asked me. “Obviously,” I replied snidely. “How?” “Sell ten of our drink specials and I’ll buy your dinner tonight.” Once upon a time I was a server in a small upscale restaurant. One of more »

5 Tips to thrive in Insurance |Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on May 26, 2016

photo credit: Scott Belsky It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen via photopin (license) As an Independent Insurance Agent at your own agency, you’re a business owner. Whether you have only yourself, yourself plus someone to help you with clerical tasks, or a team of people working with and for you, you most likely are more »

California’s Real Gold | Agribusiness Insurance Product Highlight

Published on May 24, 2016

Agriculture is a part of California’s DNA. It’s the top producing state in the country in terms of crop cash receipts (by a long shot — see table below). It’s the number one state in terms of wine production (producing more than 90% of the US’ wine product). And if you’ve lived in California for any length of time, more »

4 Tips for Training Young Agents | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on May 19, 2016

photo credit: [Social Media Week] E se fossero i Social Media ad usare Voi? via photopin (license)Many of you leaders of the insurance work force are of an age that’s hitting its sweet spot. You’ve been at it long enough to have expertise and experience, and you’re still young enough that you have energy and drive. And the younger more »

What’s Covered on a Vacant Home Insurance Policy? | Product Highlight

Published on May 17, 2016

Houses can be vacant for a number of reasons. An owner could’ve moved out but not sold the home yet. The house could be under renovation. Maybe the owners decided to go to Paris for six months like they’ve always talked about doing. Whatever the case for the vacancy, that vacant home still needs insurance, and that’s something you more »

Sales Tip & Product Highlight: Insure Professional Offices

Published on May 10, 2016

When we are customers, we are more likely to buy something from someone who understands the product and uses it themselves, than from someone who doesn’t have or doesn’t need that product. If you go to a sushi restaurant and ask your waitress what to order, and they say they don’t eat sushi, you’re less likely to take their recommendations. more »

Up Your SEO Part 6: Facebook | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on May 5, 2016

photo credit: SEO via photopin (license) Welcome back to our business tip series for how you (independent Insurance Agents) and your insurance agency can become more “find-able” on the internet. If your company has NOT already completed the steps of verifying your business listings with the three major search engines, learn how to do so more »

Spring Cleaning | Tips for your Homeowners Insurance Customers

Published on May 3, 2016

Spring and summer are common times for your potential insurance customers to buy new homes. As we start the month of May, many people are already planning their moves as the kids will soon be out of school. With their new home, they’ll need a new Homeowners Insurance policy. That’s where you come in as their helpful insurance agent. With more »

Up Your SEO Part 5: Yelp | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on April 28, 2016

Welcome back to our business tip series for how you (independent Insurance Agents) and your insurance agency can become more “find-able” on the internet. If your company has NOT already completed the steps of verifying your business listings with the three major search engines, learn how to do so for free in the previous posts in this blog more »

Equine Insurance 202 | BBT, CCC, CEL and more

Published on April 26, 2016

A personal story from our blog writer, Joanna O’Hanlon, and her experience as a horse admirer. When I was a kid, I’d wanted a horse for years. I’d begged for one. Put it on every Christmas and birthday list. I’d even started praying for a horse. And then one day, I looked out my kitchen window into the backyard, and there was more »

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