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Who’s On First?

In the 1930s, Abbott and Costello began performing their famous routine on radio.  In the sketch, popular for more than eight decades now, the two comedians descend into wildly hilarious confusion.  …

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Who Owns the Agency?

Not long ago I got to spend the afternoon with a fellow insurance agency owner talking about our business.  He’d been in the agency business quite a bit longer than I have but we shared a lot of the …

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The Vision of Your Success

I had lunch with an OAA member recently who is a former Allstate agent.  We helped him start his agency a few years ago, and he’s been phenomenally successful as an independent agent.  But despite …

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Are You Going Backwards?

I had lunch the other day with one of our agency partners, and we were talking about some of the keys to growing a successful agency.  We covered a lot of ground and had a good exchange. 

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How Do You Know?

"How do you know?"

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Blood Sucking Growth Killers!

Blood sucking growth killers: If you read my last blog post, you know I’m talking about producers!  But, you knew that anyway, didn’t you?

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The Silver Bullet

I have had the opportunity recently to visit with a number of our members across the state.  As we visit I get asked lots of different questions.   How can I start selling commercial insurance? …

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Small Business Owners Trust Independent Insurance Agents

SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS TRUST INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENTS AND COMMERCIAL INSURANCE CARRIERS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE THAN OTHER FINANCIAL SERVICES BUSINESSES

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5 Lessons on Insurance Agency Succession from Steve Jobs

By Laura Mazzuca Toops, PropertyCasualty360.com The recent news that Apple CEO Steve Jobs was stepping down from his current position roiled Wall Street, the media and the business community with …

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