How to Compare Insurance Networks

Comparing insurance networks

More money, independence, access, how many times have you heard these buzz words from other networks you’ve interviewed? The truth is they lure you in with these promises, but once affiliated, you’re quick to see the tarnish under the shine. We don’t mean to burst your bubble, but we’re tired of watching independent agents fall … Read more

Post Covid-19: Returning to Normal?

This is the new normal after the pandemic

After months of being at home and unable to meet with our friends, we’re REALLY ready to get back to normal. But what is normal after COVID-19? What should we expect to see in our daily lives following the weirdest pandemic the world has ever seen? Honestly, there’s not much we can do to prepare … Read more

Current Trends in Insurance

The evolution of insurance

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted almost every aspect of our lives. Daily activities like grocery shopping, chatting with friends, and traveling to and from work have all changed to incorporate some aspect of uncertainty. With so many resources out there claiming one thing or another, how can you pinpoint exactly how your industry is changing … Read more

How to Virtually Engage Clients

Independent agencies should online stream

Now that we are all sequestered at home, it’s time to upgrade how you engage with your clients. Many independent agents have already utilized video conferencing platforms like  Zoom to mimic in-person meetings, but there are more fun ways you can strengthen your relationships with your customers. Here are some easy-to-learn ways to reach out … Read more

COVID-19 Federal Relief Resources

Federal relief funds

To say business has been tough lately is an understatement. The financial pressure is getting heavier for more and more small businesses as their revenue stream slows to a trickle. Congress passed the CARES act to give relief to these financial burdens, but not everyone has received or qualifies for the CARES Act loans. If … Read more

VP of Education Reviews NBS iQuote

Is the NBS iQuote comparative rater worth it?

I’ve been quoting small commercial my entire career and have searched tirelessly for a quality BOP comparative rater. After so many fell flat, I started to have my doubts about finding something easy to use with useful capabilities. When NBS released iQuote, I was skeptical; would it disappoint me like all the rest? After watching … Read more

Symbiosis & Your Agency

an agency building symbiotic business strategies

To anyone who hears the word ‘symbiosis’ and is immediate transported back to high school biology, I apologize. It’s important to understanding that symbiosis doesn’t just refer to biological relationships, but also inorganic entities like your agency. Adopting a symbiotic relationship business strategy can boost your agency’s visibility and prominence in the local community, as … Read more

Referrals: Part of Every Conversation

referral programs

Referral Selling is a proven way to find quality prospects that convert at a high level and help you grow your agency. Having a referral system will provide a consistent source of new leads that will feed your agency on a regular basis. Referrals have a higher probability of converting into a client, yet most … Read more