Member Spotlight: Myers-Ziemke Insurance Agency

  What is the biggest challenge your agency faced in the past year? The COVID-19 Pandemic is the largest challenge faced this year. Yet we all know life must go on. We hired a new producer as all of this was developing and the challenges involved with communication, training, and encouraging her were unique. With […]

Putting Together the Framework for the 2020 Independent Agency

The framework of an independent insurance agency positioned to grow in 2020 looks vastly different than it did just a few years ago. Consumers buying habits constantly evolve, prompting agency owners to consider increasing familiarity with various business communication tools. Here are some examples of the types pf tools you should be utilizing in your […]

Member Spotlight: Bay Shore Insurance Agency

What is the biggest challenge your agency faced in the past year? We put together a solid agency structure and culture. However, our biggest challenge has been trying to find effective insurance producers. While there are a limited number of insurance producers that could be available, it has been a struggle to find one with […]

Online Information to Help You Quote

When working with a new commercial lines prospect, make sure you are gathering all the information you have at your disposal so you can be more efficient throughout the quoting process. Here are some quick and accessible resources that will help you find information on your prospects: Insured’s Website: This often provides valuable information regarding the history, […]

Agency Spotlight: LeGalley Insurance

What’s the biggest challenge your agency has gone through over the last year? We wanted to bring our agency up-to-date. This started with re-branding our agency, which included both revising our image and advertising. The agency has been in business for over 80-years, remains family-owned, and I am currently the third-generation owner. Our daughter Megan […]

“Best Year Ever” Reports SIAA

SIAA signs 562 new independent member agencies in 2017 January 23, 2018 – Hampton, NH: Jim Masiello, CEO of SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance) – the largest alliance of independent insurance agencies in the U.S. – announced today, “2017 was another great year for SIAA due to the tremendous partnerships formed among our member agencies, master […]

Insurance Producers – Should You Run Your Own Agency?

Five Questions You Should Ask Yourself For insurance agents and producers with a few years of sales experience, the thought of running your own insurance agency has probably crossed your mind.  Oftentimes, some of the best insurance producers will embody an entrepreneurial spirit that has enabled them to be successful at generating new business.  In […]

Agency Spotlight: Beacon Insurance Group

What’s the biggest challenge your agency has gone through over the last year? My lease was up at our old office space and I needed to find a new office location. This took a lot of time. I wanted to find office space that wasn’t bigger than I needed, but big enough to allow us […]

Requesting Online Google Client Reviews

Local independent insurance agencies rely on the Internet to increase their visibility and enable that most important first contact with a customer. The problem is that many agency owners do not have the time or resources to pay for ad space or continually revise website content to meet SEO (search engine optimization) demands. Fortunately, Google […]

Agency Spotlight: Navigate Risk Advisors

Navigate Risk Advisors is based in Westlake and owned by T.J. Worsencroft What’s the biggest challenge your agency has gone through over the last year? Our new business production far exceeded what I thought I would produce that first calendar year. In fact, we grew three times as fast as I planned. This caused a problem […]

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