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Wedding Bells are Ringing | Wedding Insurance season is here

Published on April 7, 2015

photo credit: via photopin (license) At Easter brunch I sat with an engaged couple and one of their groomsmen. The conversation was quickly taken over by the talk of upcoming nuptials. They had just been to a couple breweries the day scouting out a good location for engagement pictures. “Is that a thing?” their older cousin asked. “What,” more »

Insurance Agents near the Bay Area: Don’t miss this!

Published on March 10, 2015

ATTENTION INSURANCE AGENTS IN DRIVING DISTANCE TO THE BAY AREA: You don’t want to miss out on the first annual Bay Area Insurance Expo hosted by the East Bay Independent Insurance Agents Association! It’s happening NEXT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, and it includes classes for CE credit, a luncheon with keynote speaker John Borbi, and an exhibitor more »

The beginning of Insurance – Video Post

Published on February 19, 2015

How did you get into the insurance industry? Perhaps you’re like me and you stumbled into it because you had some of the qualifying skills. Or perhaps you were the little kid lining up your toys, asking them if they wanted to also purchase an umbrella policy because it would be so sad if the unmentionable happened and Polly Pocket ended up on 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 »

Fill your tank up on this – Insurance markets for gas stations & convenience stores

Published on January 13, 2015

Insure Gas Stations with Convenience Stores with Abram Interstate Did you know? There are 121, 446 gas stations in the United States. 82.2% of those have convenience stores with them. The average annual sales for the industry is $249 Billion. There are 926,792 paid employees in the industry. Abram Interstate has an insurance market for you to insure 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 »

Spot Burnout (and recover from it) – Advice for the Insurance Agent

Published on September 9, 2014

To follow up on our post last week on ways to avoid burnout, now what to do if you’re already feeling burnt out? It’s common knowledge that working too long and too hard without the breaks needed can cause burnout for everyone from artists to businessmen and businesswomen, and insurance agents are not immune. Burnout is a disease that not more »

101 Tips for your Insurance Agency for Sales & Marketing – Part 3

Published on August 21, 2014

101 Sales & Marketing Ideas for Agencies Part 3 of 3 From the Insurance Journal Insurance Journal has listened to readers, spoken with experts, combed through columns and articles and even searched outside insurance circles to find the best sales and marketing tips for independent agencies today. Here are 101 ideas, in no particular order. 67 more »

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