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August 18, 2020

Everyone Has More Time Now

The last four months, while we've all been learning how to live and work in a time of global pandemic, we've been busy adjusting. In the first month or two you may have been like me and just crazy …

| By Tony Caldwell
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March 09, 2020

Improve Your Insurance Agency Website for Increased Revenue

In earlier posts, I’ve tried to make the point that if you don’t have a website for your agency you: 1) Aren’t really in business 2) Won’t survive So, you’ve got one right?

| By Tony Caldwell
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February 14, 2020

Do You Love It?

We live in an amazing time in the history of the world for all kinds of reasons. One of them is that at least in the United States, you can make a living doing just about anything you want. No one is …

| By Tony Caldwell
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January 14, 2020

Pay Your Business First

That was something I learned from my business partner, Ken Anderson. I don't know where he picked up the idea, but he was right. The idea was that you always have to make sure your business makes …

| By Tony Caldwell
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January 14, 2020

Creating the Culture You Want

Nearly 25 years ago I became a partner in an existing business. While this was a fantastic opportunity for me it was a difficult beginning. For one thing, no one talked to me much. It wasn’t until …

| By Tony Caldwell
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January 14, 2020


I had the opportunity to speak to a very successful entrepreneur recently about an incredibly painful and public experience he had. Things had not gone the way he had hoped, despite incredible …

| By Tony Caldwell
No is a complete sentence
October 29, 2019

No is a Complete Sentence

I'd like to talk for a minute about the incredible wisdom of Kathy Ireland.

| By Tony Caldwell
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October 16, 2019

Focus and Intentionality

As an entrepreneur, especially one who’s growing an agency, there are so many hats you have to wear and so many things that you have to do every day, not to mention every week, that it's really hard …

| By Tony Caldwell
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June 29, 2016

2 Hallmarks of Success

Successful OAA members share two major commonalities.  Watch this video to see what they are.

| By Tony Caldwell
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April 20, 2016

Claim Your Share

Why are you in the insurance agency business? I know why I am. First of all, because it is a lot of fun. Also, if you are like me, you are in the business to make a great living and build a …

| By Tony Caldwell