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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
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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
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June 30, 2020

Why Am I Here? To Increase Insurance Agencies’ Revenue

This month I celebrated my one-year anniversary at One Agents Alliance. I thought it was a good time to reflect on my first year here and look at what I’ve learned (and gained). Few people take the …

| By Marsha Dewart
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June 30, 2020

Insurance Agency Retention: Focus on Serving Clients

Times like these can be overwhelming, both personally and professionally. COVID-19 has created economic uncertainty that none of us were expecting to face this year. It is easy as insurance agents to …

| By Marsha Dewart
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May 20, 2020

Insurance Agency Development while in Quarantine

I often hear from agency managers and owners that they would like to put more effort into building and developing their insurance business, but they have trouble finding the time… Hello quarantine!

| By Marsha Dewart
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April 28, 2020

Tips to Increase Your Independent Insurance Agency Profit Margin

Most agents, in my experience, focus on growing their agency's top line - we're always thinking about our new business rate. Many agents are really and rightfully concerned with their retention rate, …

| By Tony Caldwell
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March 31, 2020

Building Social Media for Your Insurance Agency

I’ve been writing a lot about online marketing, networking, social media and related subjects. Why?  

| By Tony Caldwell
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March 31, 2020

Profit Sharing Season

It's April, it's springtime, and it's the time when young men's thoughts turn to...wait, this is a business blog. This is the time when agency owners’ thoughts turn to money and to profit-sharing.  

| By Tony Caldwell