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February 26, 2019

Weakness is More Valuable than Strength

Well, this idea certainly flies in the face of conventional wisdom!

| By OAA Admin
June 13, 2017

Why You Must Have Video

Websites have come a long way in just the last two years.  Two years ago, content was king.  No new content meant no one cared, and two years ago, the buzz was all about mobile.  Now, if you’re not …

| By Tony Caldwell
April 25, 2017

May I Recommend Chris Burand to You?

Chris Burand is an active consultant in the independent insurance industry specializing in financial analysis, sales, and marketing.  Chris writes a well-respected column in the “Insurance Journal,” …

| By OAA Admin
April 18, 2017

Is There a Future for the Independent Agency?

OAA and its 135 member agencies, held our Annual Success Celebration last week where we gathered to celebrate our collective success in the past year.  That event was highlighted by the attendance, …

| By OAA Admin
March 28, 2017

What’s up with the Unemployment Rate?

I’ve been reading a lot of optimistic news about the future of the economy lately.  And, I count myself as one of those who are pretty optimistic.  One of the measures of optimism that economists …

| By OAA Admin
March 07, 2017

Why Do Some (So Many) Small Businesses Fail?

In my last post, I discussed the varying views on how many small businesses don’t make it.  There is debate on the rate of survival but not on the difficulty.  Many experts have theories, and, while …

| By OAA Admin
February 22, 2017

AccessPlus Adds New Professionals!

OAA has gone through some changes in the last few months, not just new scenery with our recent office move, but we've also added several new faces!  Our AccessPlus team is member focused, and we've …

| By OAA Admin
February 14, 2017


How do you know when you’re going to be successful?

| By OAA Admin
February 02, 2017

Grow Your Growth Rate – A Lot!

I have a very simple idea, one that everyone knows about, but my idea is so simple that no one ever does it.  Sound crazy?  Of course it does.  But stop and think – how many great ideas have you …

| By OAA Admin
January 25, 2017

It’s Time to Make Hay

Ever since the election in November, I’ve been talking to business people about the results.  Regardless of party affiliation or candidate preference in the election, one thing has been coming …

| By OAA Admin