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The Impact of the Pandemic on the Insurance Industry

Agency Owner Articles, Agency Staff Articles, Helpful Tips: For Leadership

We have certainly seen a fair amount of changes in our world due to the pandemic, but there is more to come.  The long-term impact is yet to be determined as we continue to adapt and learn from an unprecedented situation.  The insurance industry has already had to make some uncomfortable shifts. Businesses have downsized […]

3 Keys to Job Security in a Pandemic

Agency Owner Articles, Agency Staff Articles, Helpful Tips: For Employees

The pandemic of 2020 will impact the economy in ways that we have yet to understand fully. The insurance industry is certainly not insulated from this.  While particular niches your agency serves may be able to weather or even succeed amid COVID, others have suffered unsustainable blows to their income, leaving them with no choice […]

Finding the Right Niche During an Ongoing Pandemic

Agency Owner Articles, Agency Staff Articles, Helpful Tips: For Employees

As the pandemic persists, there is no part of any community that has not felt the impact in some way.  Restrictions have crippled different industries at varying levels.  Some businesses had to limit traffic while others had to shut their doors temporarily.  And while safety remains primary, it has unquestionably negatively impacted the economy. While […]

Help Employees Achieve Greater Productivity in a Remote Workplace

Agency Owner Articles, Helpful Tips: For Leadership

The shift from in-office to remote work has presented a variety of challenges for insurance agencies.  As so many made the transition overnight, being able to effectively move all operations from inside the same building into everyone’s homes has been difficult for both agencies and their employees.  We are living in unfamiliar and unprecedented circumstances.  […]

Finding Prospects During a Persisting Pandemic

Agency Owner Articles, Helpful Tips: For Employees

As the pandemic situation has persisted and evolved, it has brought many challenges to insurance agencies.  While many of these difficulties have been unique depending on specific circumstances of the region an agency operates in, there are universal struggles.  As access to people and businesses has been difficult, producers have faced the challenge of attempting […]

Breathing Life Back Into An Old & Ugly Office Space

Agency Owner Articles, Helpful Tips: For Leadership

Some insurance agencies boast modern buildings with sleek exteriors and fresh interiors.   On the other hand, there are still many agencies on the opposite end of the spectrum.  They operate in old buildings handling required maintenance but leave even simple updates at the bottom of the expense and the to-do list.  While some agency owners […]

3 Helpful Tips for Beginners in the Insurance Industry

Agency Owner Articles, Agency Staff Articles, Helpful Tips: For Employees

Early in your insurance career it can be challenging to understand all the ins and outs of how an agency operates.  The thought of saying “no” and standing up for yourself in situations that may feel a like an intimidating prospect, but not every request deserves a “yes.”  In fact, automatically agreeing to everything asked […]

How to Help a Struggling Coworker

Agency Owner Articles, Agency Staff Articles, Helpful Tips: For Leadership

As nice as it would be for our personal and professional lives could remain separate, the two often intersect and impact one another.  This crossover can be OK if appropriate boundaries are in place with limited interaction between the two.  However, as work and home merge closer and closer together, it is not easy to […]

Overcoming Hurdles After an Agency Acquisition

Agency Owner Articles, Helpful Tips: For Leadership

The acquisition presents a variety of complications from a business and cultural standpoint.  Often, employees are left unaware of what is happening behind the scenes until the purchase is final. This type of announcement typically comes as an unwelcome surprise.  Tension can result as both agencies struggle to figure out how they will adapt and […]

How to Make the Most of Meetings in Your Agency

Agency Owner Articles, Helpful Tips: For Leadership

One of the many responsibilities of being an agency leader is attending meetings. Meetings scheduled with clients, other leaders in the organization, individual employees or teams, or carrier reps can quickly fill up calendars.  And while there is value in pulling people in the agency together to review, regroup, and strategize on agency initiatives, meeting […]