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Preparing for an insurance agency acquisition

Preparing for an Agency Acquisition

You’ve paid your dues as a broker and you’re ready to take your career to the next level by purchasing an independent insurance agency. Or maybe you’re an established agency owner and want to broaden your market reach by acquiring…

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Leverage technology to improve efficiency and agency profitability

Using Technology to Boost Agency Profitability

When it comes to leveraging new technologies in business, many insurance agency owners are still in the Industrial Age. Fewer than half of all independent insurance agents use e-newsletters, text messages, social networks or instant messaging, according to last year’s Insurance Digital Transformation Survey, which polled more than 4,300 independent insurance agents nationwide. The majority also admitted that their business lacked key technology tools, like client portals and claims download. Given that digital tools are practically ingrained in the DNA of Millennial clients and commonly used by Gen Xers, agency owners and brokers who omit these options could not only fall behind the competition, but flat out miss reaching a significant segment of the marketplace.

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How to increase the value of your business before you sell your insurance agency

How to Increase Your Agency Value Before You Sell

When it comes time to sell your insurance agency, you want to get top dollar for the business. Whether a prospective buyer agrees with you about what the agency is worth is a different matter. The current practice for agency valuations is more complicated than just calculating a multiple for retained commissions. Discover what prospective buyers are looking for, and how to drive significant value for the business in anticipation of a sale.

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