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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 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 »

4 Tips to Make Your Brilliant Ideas Come to Life | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on March 16, 2017

Growing up, I was known for declaring “I have a brilliant idea!” which could mean anything from the semi-adventurous “Let’s get inner-tubes and float down the river,” to the mundane “Let’s go get ice cream.” It was always a pitch to friends on why they should join me in what was sure to be an extravagant more »

10 Tips for Your First Few Years of Business

Published on March 9, 2017

Many of our insurance agents are seasoned veterans of the business and have been handling the challenges and perks of being an entrepreneur and running your own company.  But new insurance agents enter the work force all the time, many of them starting their own business for the first time. For those that are new into owning and running their own more »

Complacency Kills Leadership — Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on March 2, 2017

Do you know why you showed up to work this morning? Not the, “Well, I want to keep my job,” or the “I have a lot to get done,” reasons, but why, in the long-run, are you at work today? Maybe you’ve lost sight of the vision of what you’re doing in your job as an insurance agent. Maybe you’re the head of your more »

That thing you dont want to do? Do it this way.| Business tips

Published on February 23, 2017

Many independent insurance agents like yourself are doing what they do because they love the freedom of being their own boss, they have that entrepreneurial spirit, and it’s led them here: to running a viable insurance business. Sound familiar? But if you’ve got that entrepreneurial streak, you are probably also familiar with a problem that more »

Don’t change your daily rituals. Re-think them. | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on February 16, 2017

How many times are we sucked into the fads of being more productive, more efficient, about how to become successful with one quick tip?  Perhaps you are among the skeptical who has never tried to implement a “tip for success” into your rituals. Or perhaps you are the one in your friends group who is known for being “all in” more »

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