There are countless tools available to boost productivity at your independent insurance agency. Google Apps for Work includes a full product suite to help you run your agency. In the first article of this three-part series, I walked through Google Apps for Works’ communication tools including Gmail, Hangouts and Calendar. Next up is Drive, Google’s file sharing service.
The insurance industry is changing. One of the best ways to stay current with trends and best practices is to follow thought leaders who share insights on where things are headed and what you can do to modernize your insurance agency. Here’s a roundup of recent articles from insurance industry thought leaders and publications.
This is the first article in a three-part series on using Google Apps for Work to run your independent insurance agency. Check back next week for part two on document storing and sharing.
Google is certainly more than the search engine it started out as in 1998. Today you can run your entire insurance agency on Google Apps for Work. Its foundation is Gmail but there are now several other tools your independent insurance agency can use to boost productivity around communication, document workflow and collaboration. And because everything is in the cloud, you’ll get work done wherever you are and from most any device.
The insurance industry is changing. One of the best ways to stay current with trends and best practices is to follow thought leaders who share insights on where things are headed and what you can do to modernize your insurance agency. The following list includes my go-to insurance industry thought leaders that I follow on a daily basis through their blogs, webinars and tweets.
Referral programs are often a standard part of an independent insurance agent’s toolkit. However, traditional programs take time to develop and manage. Thanks to the Internet, there are now digital tools to automate your agency’s referral program. This frees you up to get back to doing what you enjoy most: connecting with prospects and cultivating relationships with customers.