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4 Ways Giving Back Will Help Your Business | Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on December 3, 2015

This is not a guilt trip, but a business tip: Give back. While you probably won’t ever be in the position of Mark Zuckerberg deciding to give away $45 BILLION to charity, many small businesses (and large ones too) benefit from giving back though monetary donations and volunteering. First, a tip: Do some research. In terms of donations, research more »

9 Tips Your Customers Should Know About Homeowners Insurance

Published on November 10, 2015

Pass these tips on to your prospective customers so they can be better prepared and more comfortable with their homeowners insurance policy. (See below for info on our wholesale homeowners insurance products available for you through Abram Interstate.) photo credit: Victorian House via photopin (license) As anyone who has ever owned a home knows, 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 »

Meet Your Abram Team Members: Rhonda

Published on September 3, 2015

Meet Rhonda, Vice President of Abram Interstate As a long-standing member of the Abram Interstate team, Rhonda is one of the keys to our success. She joined the Abram team in 2003, but has worked in the insurance industry since 1988. Her first day in Insurance was Halloween but still, she’s never been spooked and run away from it. Hear from her why more »

3 Tips to Getting Past the Age Barrier | Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on July 23, 2015

photo credit: Long Khánh – Dancer Boy via photopin (license) Being an independent insurance agent definitely has it’s perks, a major one being that you are your own boss. That’s a double-edged sword, though, because at the end of the day the bottom line comes down on you and no one else. Being a young insurance agent in the industry (or just more »

4 Ways to Turn “To Do” lists into “Done” lists

Published on July 13, 2015

How do you keep track of everything you have to get done in an hour, day, or week?  Do you find yourself writing lists of tasks (or worse yet, just trying to keep track of them in your head), but not always accomplishing what you set out to do? Part of that could be because of how you write out your “to do” items for yourself. Scott Belsky, 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 »

Don’t Scare Them – Help Them Understand | Umbrella Insurance

Published on June 30, 2015

Each day brings new possibilities for unfortunate accidents and liability claims. Many people don’t recognize their loss exposures, which can unfortunately result in catastrophic loss and significant financial burden. The following claims scenarios are factual claims that can be used to highlight the real possibility of loss. You can remind your insurance 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 »

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