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How to Grow Your Business Part II| Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on October 8, 2015

If you missed Part I of How to Grow Your Independent Insurance Agency Business, read it HERE. Now that you’ve taken care of your online listings and asking for reviews (keep doing that one!), you can focus on other ways to foster business growth for your insurance agency. Firstly, never underestimate the power of word of mouth marketing for your agency. more »

Meet Your Abram Team: Joanna

Published on September 17, 2015

Meet Joanna, Marketing Coordinator. Jo is easy going, hard working and a lot of fun.  Her time spent studying abroad in Switzerland during college sparked her love of travel and helped her make lifelong friends from around the globe. While her work for Abram Interstate involves a lot of writing and creativity, she also is an artist and writer in her more »

Commercial Lines Training Resources PLUS A NEW Incentive!

Published on September 1, 2015

WE HAVE EXCITING NEWS! A NEW INCENTIVE STARTS TODAY! We don’t just want to reward you with higher commissions for commercial lines policies — we want to do even more for you. We’re here to help you become better at what you do, and to learn how to delve into new realms of insurance business. Something we hear a lot when we’re more »

Meet Vanessa | Get to Know Your Abram Team

Published on July 30, 2015

Meet a new member of the Abram Team! Vanessa Reddish joined us recently as a Personal Lines Account Manager specifically focusing on many of our TOPA policies. She’s joining us after her last five years working as an agent/broker with Farmers Insurance in Carmel, Calif. and then as an Independent Insurance Agent in San Diego. She brings her more »

3 Tips to Getting Past the Age Barrier | Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on July 23, 2015

photo credit: Long Khánh – Dancer Boy via photopin (license) Being an independent insurance agent definitely has it’s perks, a major one being that you are your own boss. That’s a double-edged sword, though, because at the end of the day the bottom line comes down on you and no one else. Being a young insurance agent in the industry (or just more »

4 Ways to Turn “To Do” lists into “Done” lists

Published on July 13, 2015

How do you keep track of everything you have to get done in an hour, day, or week?  Do you find yourself writing lists of tasks (or worse yet, just trying to keep track of them in your head), but not always accomplishing what you set out to do? Part of that could be because of how you write out your “to do” items for yourself. Scott Belsky, more »

Is this one word weakening your message? Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on July 9, 2015

“I was just checking to see…” I’ve recently noticed myself using this phrase at the start of e-mails, text messages and phone calls when I need something from someone. Just checking to see if you had completed XYZ yet? Just checking to see if we were still on. Just checking to see if you could just send over that thing you were supposed to send more »

Ditch That Vacation Guilt | Business Tips

Published on July 2, 2015

Are you hesitant to take a vacation? Too much work to do? The insurance agency won’t run itself? You’ll be buried in work when you get back? If you suffer from guilt over the thought of taking a vacation, you’re definitely not alone. Did you know that 40% of Americans had unused paid vacation time left at the end of every year. While more »

5 Small Ways To Enjoy Summer (While Sitting In Your Insurance Agency Office)

Published on June 25, 2015

photo credit: Chica Surf 3 via photopin (license) We know it’s been hot like summer for months now in California, but now that it’s late June, summer has officially begun! However, your office is still open and operating, taking care of insurance needs as if the beautiful weather outside brings no difference to your business life. You’re stuck more »

Lessons From How 7 Successful People View Their Mistakes | Business Tips

Published on June 18, 2015

We all make mistakes. It’s human. The thing is to learn how to make mistakes into opportunities to learn and do better. Or at least to do things differently. When I was about to enter college I was told and embraced the fact that I was a storyteller. It was something I was good at and loved to do.  That’s how I entered as a broadcast journalism more »

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