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CA dominates the Expensive Housing Markets List – Insure high value homes now

Published on November 22, 2016

Did you know? California has 12 of the top 20 most expensive housing markets in the U.S. according to BusinessInsider.com. Chances are, if you’re an insurance agent in or near any of these areas, you could use our high value homeowners insurance product to get your customers the coverage they need. See specs on the products below. But in the more »

How People Waste the Most Productive 2 Hours of Their Day

Published on October 6, 2016

What’s the first thing you do every morning? If you check your smart phone or computer within 15 minutes of waking up, then you’re not alone. A study from IDC Research found that 80% of people between the ages of 18-44 check their mobile devices within those first 15 minutes of awake time. I once had a roommate who would check her blackberry more »

Is Resistance Strangling Your Business? | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on September 29, 2016

Can you adapt easily? Let’s look at our phones as examples: I have many friends who are always marking their calendars for the next iPhone release date or operating system update. But I have a handful of others, of varying ages, who cling their flip phones and lament when they finally die because they are then forced to upgrade to something that more »

1 Tip to Finding Talent for Your Business | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on September 22, 2016

Today, many of our insurance agents are faced with thinking about the next generation of their business. For a business to grow and flourish, it’s necessary to bring in new talent to sustain and expand. However, in the case of many of you, a rural factor makes it hard to draw fresh new talent to your doors without a big driving city to supply more »

2 Steps to Use the Internet to Grow Business | Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on July 28, 2016

Many children could tell you about the latest funny insurance commercial they saw. Maybe it was “havoc” pretending to be a teenage girl not paying attention while he drove, or maybe it was one of those notorious cavemen or gecko ads. But in these days of big name Insurance, there are still many people who would choose a local, independent insurance more »

Master Your Emails | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on July 21, 2016

Do you feel like reading and answering emails is all you do some days? Does it ever get overwhelming and you can’t seem to get to them all? I used to work with a man who scoffed at my (thousands) of unopened emails on my personal email account. It’s a gmail account that I had my work email connected to at the time. I always opened the emails more »

5 Ways to Develop Successful Sales People | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on June 16, 2016

photo credit: Final stretching via photopin (license) At the core of the insurance industry is the question: How good are you at selling what you have? It always comes back to sales because even if you have the best product on earth, and no one who wants to buy it, you’ll be left high and dry.  But how do you recruit the kind of people who are more »

Best Small Business Advice | Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on January 28, 2016

In 2013, Business Insider did a special thing — finding and honoring the top small business owners from around the country during the national small business week. Each state voted for one top small business owner, and from those, one top personal was chosen for the nation. In the midst of this process, they interviewed these small business owners. Here more »

4 Tips for Achieving Goals This Year | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on January 14, 2016

photo credit: Lomax Dashboard via photopin (license) “I have a grand plan for life,” a date told me once. “Oh?” I said. “And what is this grand plan?” “To make millions and have a lake house,” he said simply. “And…?” I asked, confused. “And what?” he asked. “And what is your plan to achieve that?” I asked. “That’s the more »

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 »

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