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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
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
August 11, 2020

Re-Engineering

As we enter the sixth month of the global COVID pandemic, some businesses have already failed and others are weakened and will fail in the next few months. In the insurance industry we've been lucky, …

| By Tony Caldwell
August 10, 2020

Start an Insurance Agency as an OAA Member and Grow Fast

OAA membership is not just for large agencies hoping to increase their profit-sharing - OAA membership is great for both independent and captive agents wanting to start a small business and grow …

| By Tony Caldwell
July 15, 2020

Insurance Agency Marketing Tips and Guidelines for Growth

When I ask the average insurance agency owner how much they spend on advertising and marketing I usually get a blank look. Sometimes it’s because they have no idea – they’re spending money, but they …

| By Tony Caldwell
June 18, 2020

Insurance Producers are Hard to Manage. Here are Some Good Tips.

As soon as the owner of a growing insurance agency has maximized their own time available for the sales function (by hiring others to do as much as possible of the service function), they will …

| By Tony Caldwell