best advice on starting independent agency???

Oct 30, 2007

  1. Guest
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    Hi all, what is your best advice on "starting" a independent agency? where do you suggest I begin? I live in a town of about 25000 and I have no idea where to begin. Building? who do I contact first as far as writing insurance with what companies? Do I need to be in a parnership with a higher up??

    Help!! what is the first thing you would do?

    please help any anwers would be appreciated
     
    Guest, Oct 30, 2007
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  2. Soaringagent
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    Have you worked in an insurance office before? I would recommend working for an independent P&C agent for a couple years to learn the business and develop relationships. Also, see if there's a way to keep your clients if you decide to move on later.
     
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    What side of the industry are you going into? How much walk up do you expect? Are you completely new to the business or have a few years in? Advice will vary based on your market and experiences.
     
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    Corey, Nov 21, 2007
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