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Avoid Fake Breaks – Increase Productivity Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on February 2, 2017

As an Independent Insurance Agent, like any small business owner or entrepreneur, one of the perks and downfalls of your situation is that work only gets done if you or your staff do it. But, do you ever get to 5pm and feel like you haven’t done as much as you wanted? Or perhaps you feel like you didn’t do much at all, even though you just spent more »

Let Your Ideas Breathe | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on January 26, 2017

Last week we talked about letting your imagination run to help grow and develop your business in new ways. But this week we want to encourage you to take it a step farther. When’s the last time you shared an idea with someone? One of those ideas that we talked about putting up on the board. One of your dreaming big, letting-your-imagination-run-with-the-dinosaurs, more »

5 Steps to More Sales | Business Tips for insurance Agents

Published on January 12, 2017

If you are an independent Insurance Agent, no matter whether you sell Personal Lines Insurance or Commercial Lines Insurance the goal is the same: grow leads and increase sales. Here are 5 tips to closing more insurance sales: 1. Listen More As much as you may want to dive in, talking about the differences and benefits of the insurance coverage you more »

How To Set Goals & Reach Them in 2017 | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on January 5, 2017

As an Insurance Agent, you may work alone as a one-person shop, you may be the head of your agency with many team members under your direction, or you may be an employee at an agency. No matter which of those positions describe you, to hit the ground running for 2017, it’s time to evaluate your work and set some goals for the new year. Many successful more »

4 New Years Resolutions for Insurance Agents | Business Tips

Published on December 29, 2016

Congratulations! You have made it to the end of another year. Hopefully you had many wins this year, and that you learned something from the losses that came your way. Now is the time to look backward to evaluate how things went for your insurance business in 2016, and look forward to how you would like to set yourself off on the next year’s more »

Overwhelmed? How to still enjoy the holiday season – Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on December 15, 2016

As the holiday season is in full swing, we may all need a reminder of how to disengage from our stress, our responsibilities, our work, and to remember how to simply enjoy the leisure of being with family, celebrating what’s important, and recharging our own personal batteries. Which can be hard for any of us to do, especially if you own your own more »

The Sales You Don’t Make | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on December 8, 2016

You’re an Insurance Agent. If you’re the owner of, or work for a smaller agency, your skills and duties may extend far and wide from receptionist, salesperson, office manager, and marketing team. If you’re in a larger agency, you may have a more specified job, but your employment still comes down to one basic need for the business more »

Deck the Malls | Concessionaires Insurance Product Highlight

Published on November 29, 2016

We are officially elbow-deep in the holiday season and that means one thing is happening all around us — shopping. And where there are holidays gifts and parties and decorations to shop for, there are concessionaires selling their goods. The malls are full of concessionaires right now, but they’re not the only place. From Thanksgiving to more »

How to Prevent Burnout Part 2 | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on November 17, 2016

  As we brought up last week, 87 percent of employees are “not engaged” or are “actively disengaged” from their jobs worldwide. This means that, on average, burnt out employees outnumber the engaged employees 2 to 1 (Source). The reasons for burnout can be widespread, but it’s easy to acknowledge that stress seems to run higher around more »

How to Prevent Burnout Part 1 | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on November 10, 2016

A Gallup poll from 2012 revealed that 87 percent of employees are “not engaged” or are “actively disengaged” from their jobs worldwide. This means that, on average, burnt out employees outnumber the engaged employees 2 to 1. This is a staggering statistic, but unfortunately, not a surprising one. Burnout is a threat to anyone in business, and more »

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