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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
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
August 18, 2020

Everyone Has More Time Now

 

| 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
August 03, 2020

Winning in 2020

We’ve entered the back half of the year, a time when smart businesspeople typically double down on their plans for the year to ensure a strong finish. But this is anything but a typical year!

| By Tony Caldwell
April 28, 2020

Tips to Increase Your Independent Insurance Agency Profit Margin

There are lots of benchmarking studies that can be consulted to tell an owner what the “average” or even “best practices” agency generates in business profits. And the smart entrepreneurial agency …

| By Tony Caldwell