Buying an Insurance Agency

17
Jun

Loans for your Insurance Agency just got easier

We receive a lot of calls from agents about borrowing for acquisitions, debt consolidation, growth and other needs. We recently met a bank that has a great lending program that will change the way agency lending has been viewed over the years. Here are some highlights of the program: Express loan program – Loans up to $75,000 via an express loan

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24
Mar

When Selling an Independent Insurance Agency finding a buyer with similarities is key

We continue to see an overwhelming number of insurance agency buyers over sellers by a margin of 35 to 1. When selling an independent insurance agency, finding a buyer with similarities to your agency is key. Below are a few other tips for buyers and sellers.

11
Mar

Insurance Agency Lending May Have Just gotten easier for Independent Agents

We receive several calls weekly from agencies asking about loans for insurance agency acquisitions, debt consolidation or to hire producers and grow their book of business. We usually refer agency owners to their local bank first to see if there’s a way that SBA would loan them money. Often times SBA doesn’t understand the insurance business since there is minimal equipment,

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22
Jul

How you can Leverage YouTube in your Insurance Agency Digital Marketing Efforts

I remember the first time I learned that YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world I was shocked. I was speaking with a neighbor who told me that he fixed his garage door opener by watching a 9-minute video on YouTube. Insurance Agencies all over the country leverage YouTube as part of their Digital Marketing blended strategy

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20
Jun

News from Insurance Journal. Bell-Anderson adds Marketing Director

Insurance Journal announced last week that Bell-Anderson, near Seattle, Washington has added a new Marketing Director to their amazing Management Team. Bell-Anderson is one of the fastest growing agencies in country that I’ve had the pleasure of working with for over a year. You can read the full article here.

16
Apr

Insurance Agencies Can Follow us on Twitter

We occasionally send out updates on how to grow your Insurance Agency on our Twitter page and would love to share them with you. We include tips and tricks on how to grow your insurance agency organically by leveraging the Best Practices of the Fastest Growing Agencies in the Country. I’ve trained 1000’s of Producers, CSR’s and Agency Principals over

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30
May

Insurance Agency Coaching and Consulting is a Great Investment

I’ve been in nearly 300 insurance agencies in the past 5 years for training, coaching, consulting, marketing and M&A services. It’s amazing how much the business has changed in the past 5,10,15 years. Days of running a yellow page ad, sponsoring a little league team and ringing phones are long gone for most. The fact is, the modern consumer moved

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30
May

Happy Memorial Day

We’d like to thank all of the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedom. Sometimes we take freedom for granted and it’s important for us to recognize the people that make it all possible.

22
May

This is a Great Time to Sell your Independent Insurance Agency

Many agents that own insurance agencies are under the impression that this is a bad time to sell their agency. Our statistics show that over the past 5 months, we’ve received 32 buyer inquiries to every 1 seller. Many agency owners that are considering selling, are afraid that the soft market and bad economy will not fetch them top dollar

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18
Sep

Insurance Agencies Should Focus on Sales Training

Sales Training in Insurance Agencies is not something practiced regularly. If an insurance agency offers any type of guidance, meetings or courses, the material usually revolves around insurance. It’s obvious that we all need to understand the product we sell and one of the greatest parts of this business is that you learn something new every day. However, Insurance Agencies

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