Growth Agent Insight

October 21, 2020

The Future of Commercial Insurance is Based on Hard Data

As business models turn more and more towards technology, there is a tendency to commoditize personal insurance, with personal lines now being sold online in minutes. These operating models are …

| By Tony Caldwell
October 15, 2020

Use Insurance agency KPIs to increase your profits

Let’s talk about the importance of key performance indicators for improving the profitability and the success of your insurance agency. A lot of insurance agents and agency owners run their business …

| By Tony Caldwell
October 13, 2020

Grow your insurance agency profits for free

One idea that can really help you grow income in your insurance agency, despite how many clients you have, and despite how many new pieces of business you're writing, is to focus on making more money …

| By Tony Caldwell
October 01, 2020

Recession? Price Increases in a Weird Economy

This is, without a doubt, the strangest economy I’ve ever experienced.  We are clearly in an “instant” recession that dawned overnight and continues into the fourth quarter.  All the stats are bad …

| By Tony Caldwell
September 16, 2020

How to go from captive agent to independent insurance agency owner

Captive or independent? Maybe you've decided that the grass is really greener on the independent agency side of the business: commissions are higher, bonuses are bigger, freedom is greater, and the …

| By Tony Caldwell
September 15, 2020

Independent insurance agencies are growing fast

The last decade has seen more new independent insurance agencies created than any other time in history - some estimate that newly created agencies represent as much as 20% to 25% of all independent …

| By Tony Caldwell
September 08, 2020

Independent Insurance Agency vs Captive - Which Is Best?

There are two different kinds of insurance agencies selling personal and commercial insurance in the United States. One kind of agency is known as a captive or exclusive agency, and agents who own or …

| By Tony Caldwell
August 25, 2020

Roadblocks to Success

The other day I listened as my wife grew increasingly frustrated trying to accomplish a simple change to an airline reservation; even though hardly anyone is currently flying and airlines have never …

| By Tony Caldwell
August 21, 2020

Teleconferencing is a Valuable Sales and Meeting Technology

When we experience dramatic, revolutionary new technology we often don't know what to do with it. We don't understand what they will do for us, and we have no clear idea about how it will change our …

| By Tony Caldwell