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Can you truly win without keeping score?

Sports teams know their individual stats as well as how they measure up against others – you should too! As an independent agency owner/executive, hopefully you know your top key metrics such as growth rate, sales velocity, EBITDA profit, client retention rate and compensation expense.  Monthly, quarterly and annually, the numbers are produced, and business… Continue Reading

Pipeline Management – It’s more than a pipe dream!

Improving your pipeline management is the answer to having a sales year of your dreams! It is a great mystery why prospect pipeline management is such a neglected area when agency owners/executives are constantly dreaming of improved sales and clearer forecasting. Ask any agency owner/executive for their 2019 goals and chances are “increased sales” is… Continue Reading

YEAR END IS NEAR!

Here are the five steps you need to take now to prepare your Independent Insurance Agency for year end financial management. Step 1: Don’t wait until March, consult with your CPA / tax advisor now. By this time of year, year-end profit can be projected reasonably well. It’s time to sit down with your CPA… Continue Reading

Don’t Burn Bridges, You Might Need Them Someday…View #3 Avoiding the Riptide

The previous two posts focused on how an employee and a supervisor should handle resignations.  This one is for the teammates left behind… Here we go.  As if life is not crazy enough, now everything at work is changing.  Your teammate is leaving, rumors may be flying and you have no idea what is going… Continue Reading