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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 »

6 words, 6 meanings: Clear communication in the digital age

Published on February 12, 2015

Everyone who works at Abram Interstate has heard our President and CEO ask them to say the following sentence several times, each time placing the emphasis on a different word: I didn’t say you were beautiful. And everyone one of us Abram Interstate team members has had the realization then that this simple, 6 word sentence can actually mean more »

Business Tips for New Insurance Agents – Part 2

Published on February 5, 2015

Last week we shared with you a few tips for independent insurance agents that are either new to the industry or new to their markets. If you know anyone that could benefit, please pass last week’s post and this post along to them! Business Tips for New Insurance Agents – Part 2 Marketing Today’s top insurance agents didn’t rely more »

Business Tips for New Insurance Agents – Part 1

Published on January 29, 2015

Do you still feel like a newbie in the Insurance Agent game? Or do you know someone that does? Here’s some comforting insight to help you break into this industry. When we look at the lives of successful retail insurance agents, we can glean some helpful information that can get you off on the right foot as well. photo credit: The Art of New Business more »

Why Food Trucks Fail – Help your insurance customers

Published on December 16, 2014

As Food Trucks continue to expand, not just in number and location, but also in types of foods served, we want you to be prepared to help your customers! Because food trucks need insurance, and that’s something you can give them as their insurance agent to help protect their investment and their dreams. But just like any new venture, starting more »

Building a business takes building the right team – Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on November 13, 2014

photo credit: phoca2004 via photopin cc A great resource for CEO’s and heads of companies is the blog backpocketcoo.com . If you’re the head of your insurance agency, then this is a great blog to have on your feed. Cameron Herold writes about the hard things that it takes, and the intentionality it takes to continually make your business more »

5 Questions to help settle disagreements – Business tips for the insurance agent

Published on September 23, 2014

We know that whether you’re an insurance agent or a rocket scientist, spending most of your day with the same people all week long leads to knowing one another, and often times, beginning to take one another for granted. After that, irritation and disagreements can more easily arise, but we need some ways to work through those disagreements. Having more »

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