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Suggestions For Utilizing Facebook To Build Referrals?

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Has anyone found a great system for automating referrals through a simpleFacebook page

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How To Actually Generate Customers On Professional Networks: Part 1

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If you're wondering if you can get clients from a professional network such as LinkedIn or Alignable (or any... Read Full Answer

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10 Actually Actionable Benefits Of List Building

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What is List Building all about?

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Celebrating Small And Locally-owned Businesses With Bill Brunelle of Independent We Stand

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Business Owners, What Do You Look for When Picking Insurance?

By Sheila Kennon · Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 · Tagged in Research

Do you go with the most comprehensive policy available or do you go with the cheapest policy you can find? If you buy based on value, like company reputation or coverage options, what influences you decision to go with one company over another.

*This is a market research question not a sales solicitation

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Judy Bezler from Judy Bezler | Health | Life | Disability | Dental/Vision
8 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, July 2, 2017

Buying business insurance can be tricky. An insurance professional/agency is your best bet. While shopping price sound like a good idea, the time you'll find out about what isn't covered under that cheap policy you bought is when you have a claim.

Unless you're an insurance professional, don't suppose that you will understand the nuances of what coverage you need in and in what amounts you should have it. Besides commercial insurance for your business your advisor will be able to give you information about worker's compensation, professional liability,... (more)

Raul Gomez from R.G. Gomez & Associates
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Monday, July 3, 2017

I totally agree with your comments. I always look for an agent that has been in the business for a while and it is mandatory that he specializes in my industry.

When it comes to paying a claim it depends on the carriers policy on how fast or how slow they will pay a claim. The other factor that comes into play is whether you get a season Claims Adjuster.

Joseph Dreiling from EaglesNest Wood and Pottery, Ltd.
8 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, July 2, 2017

In our case, it was a company that would actually insure us. None of them understands our business and so far in 6 years we have not talked to an insurance agent that is flexable enough to ensure all of what we would like our business to be.

Christopher Bailey from Southern Assurance
0 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

You have hit the nail on the head. A trusted advisor with experience and understanding how your business works and what you want it to be is invaluable. As the owner of a property casualty insurance agency we steer away from certain classes of businesses because that is not where our expertise lays.

Philip Tyson from Global Benefits Advisors Ltd
3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

This is a very broad question and much depends on the type of insurance you are looking for. Requirements for General insurance (Property and Casualty) versus Life and Health insurance are very different and thus what you need to be considered is quite different. As well agents in these classes of insurance are not the same, rarely does an agent in General insurance deal with Health and vice versa.

Nancy Hall from Nancy S Hall CPA
8 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, July 3, 2017

I look for a business policy that limits my mechanical breakdown costs and provides great customer service. In Tucson, cost of AC breakdown can be very high. Monsoon season sees a lot of lightening strikes and our ACs are on the roof. I turn to Tom Tatro at State Farm for over the top customer service.

Michael Tonsetic from Blanchard Insurance
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, July 3, 2017

As a business owner you need to ask the insurance agent/carrier 3 very important questions:

1) How do I protect myself from my clients and the general public?

2) How do I protect myself from my own employees?

3) Which carrier is going to pay, pay the fastest, and minimize my involvement in the process?

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