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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Caution: 3 Reasons Why Insurance Agents Fail | Business Tips

Published on April 20, 2017

While Insurance remains one of the most necessary products on the market for the general public today (who doesn’t need insurance of some sort?), Insurance Agents sometimes struggle to blossom with the demand. Brent M Kelley, CEO of BizzGrizz points out that as new Insurance Agents enter the Insurance Industry every day, there are some that leave more »

How to grow customer retention | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on April 13, 2017

Loyalty may be the most valuable commodity in business, as loyalty is what brings you business time and time again. That’s why creating customer loyalty is one of your most important business moves. Below are some tips to help you increase the amount of repeat business your Insurance Agency sees. Customer fidelity can, by itself, make up 40% of your more »

How To Boost your Team’s Performance | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on March 30, 2017

Several years ago, Google set out to find the secret to building more productive teams. As an Insurance Agent, whether you have a team you work with in your agency, or whether your only “team” aspect is the work you do through your relationships with carriers and MGA’s like us, we can all gain something by learning how to be a better more »

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