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August 25, 2020

Roadblocks to Success

The other day I listened as my wife grew increasingly frustrated trying to accomplish a simple change to an airline reservation; even though hardly anyone is currently flying and airlines have never …

| By Tony Caldwell
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August 18, 2020

Everyone Has More Time Now

The last four months, while we've all been learning how to live and work in a time of global pandemic, we've been busy adjusting. In the first month or two you may have been like me and just crazy …

| By Tony Caldwell
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August 06, 2020

What’s Your Strategy? All About Insurance Strategic Partners

When you need to win, you want to increase your odds. Teams have playbooks. Navigators plot position and coordinates for clear routes. Competitors strategize to get through courses and overcome …

| By Marsha Dewart
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August 04, 2020

Tech Companies Now Selling Insurance Overseas?

I just read an alarming article on PC360, one of the online insurance industry trade publications. The article said that ‘effective immediately Amazon will be selling automobile insurance in India’. …

| By Tony Caldwell
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June 18, 2020

How to Pivot Your Insurance Agency

COVID-19 has changed the way we do business. In many ways, it has actually improved the way we do business. Many were forced to implement technology in ways they had not tried or imagined. We …

| By Marsha Dewart
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June 03, 2020

The Future of Captive Insurance Agents is Bleak Right Now

n the last few years, captive or exclusive agency channel insurance carriers have been reducing commissions, creating online competition for their agents, and struggling to be competitive in the …

| By Tony Caldwell
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May 12, 2020

Returning to the Office

As I write this, politicians and public health officials are beginning to talk about planning for “reopening the economy”. No one, at this point, has any definitive idea of when it will be safe to go …

| By Tony Caldwell
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May 06, 2020

The Amazing Agency Growth Accelerator Thinking Tool™

The best businesses are creative, to be sure. They are risk-taking by nature. They are restless, constantly trying new things and new processes, and creating new products.  But they first focus on …

| By Tony Caldwell
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April 28, 2020

The New Normal

Coronavirus has disrupted our contented, commonplace, and comfortable lives. Businesses are shut down, dramatically reduced, or operating out of employee’s back bedrooms. Children are attending …

| By Tony Caldwell
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April 21, 2020

COVID Proof Your Agency

As you are watching this vlog, the COVID-19 crisis is well underway in the United States. More than likely, you are operating your business from a remote location or you have dramatically altered …

| By Tony Caldwell