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How to Build a Personal Network

By ISC Editor | Oct 13, 2022

In any industry, networking is crucial – but especially for insurance agents, who rely on personal connections to conduct business. But while you may have heard the term “networking” thrown around online or in meetings, what does it actually mean,…

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How Higher Gas Prices Fuel the Rising Price of Goods

By ISC Editor | Sep 28, 2022

A recent report found that nearly 70% of small and medium-sized businesses across the country cited high gas prices as the reason they were struggling to regain stability-and the struggle is real. U.S. gas prices have been volatile to say…

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Market Recap: Restaurant, Bar, Tavern & Nightlife

By ISC Editor | Sep 28, 2022

The restaurant and bar industry during the last three years has experienced a great deal of changes as a result of the pandemic, a labor shortage, and inflation. The industry has had a lot on its plate, but throughout these…

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Talent Crisis in the Insurance Industry Persists

By ISC Editor | Sep 28, 2022

The insurance industry has been discussing its talent crisis for years, with the call for a younger demographic to fill positions throughout the distribution system as the baby boomer generation retires. Industry insiders were calling for a concerted marketing push…

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Build a Better Brokerage Through Constant Refinement

By ISC Editor | Sep 13, 2022

Whether your brokerage is a modest family-run firm, one of the largest enterprises in the nation, or somewhere in between, you are always on the lookout for the broker’s version of “how to build a better mousetrap” — operate more…

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Bypass Three Common Business-Busting Broker Blunders

By ISC Editor | Sep 12, 2022

After investing years of hard work to establish and grow their business into a thriving operation, savvy business insurance brokers know that resting on their laurels is a foreign concept they can never embrace. Rather, maintaining a constant vigil on…

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The Cooling Housing Market and Its Effect on Property Investors

By ISC Editor | Sep 12, 2022

Since the beginning of the year, the housing market has changed. A rise in interest rates, the amount of money required as a down payment, a drop in sales prices, and increased inventory on the market have home sellers concerned.…

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Market Recap: Demand for On-Demand Content Opens Up More Insurance Opportunities in the Entertainment Industry

By ISC Editor | Sep 12, 2022

The pandemic altered many consumer behavioral patterns, with various industry sectors having to pivot to accommodate these changes. One of the most significant consumer changes, according to a McKinsey report, is the rise in at-home consumption. Homes have become the…

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5 Tips in How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

By ISC Editor | Sep 6, 2022

One of the most important aspects of maintaining your professional image is having a polished LinkedIn profile. Though many think of LinkedIn as a social tool meant solely for finding a new job, that’s far from the case — it’s…

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Talk to Contractor Clients About the GL Audit Process, Estimating Revenue

By ISC Editor | Aug 31, 2022

In discussing General Liability (GL) insurance with a contractor, it’s important to go over the fundamentals such as what’s covered, how coverage is triggered, policy limits, any exclusions, etc. It’s also critical you discuss how the premium for the policy…

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Personal and Professional Development

By ISC Editor | Aug 31, 2022

In today’s fast-paced life, it can seem hard to find the time to step back and take a look at your goals. While many of us may set a New Year’s resolution, actually following through on personal and professional goals…

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Claims Forensics Pinpoint the Cause & Origin Behind Property Losses

By ISC Editor | Aug 31, 2022

When residential and property losses occur – whether it’s a result of fire, water damage, appliance and equipment component failures, or other hazards – insurers utilize forensic experts to investigate claims. These experts determine the causes and origins of losses,…

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How Robust Are Your Cybersecurity Measures?

By ISC Editor | Aug 31, 2022

Bryan Schwam, CISO, ISC, shares several cybersecurity measures your agency and its employees should be taking to help minimize the potential for data breaches and other cyberattacks whether your staff boots up at the office, home, or a public place.…

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What’s New in the Vacation Rental Business Landscape?

By ISC Editor | Aug 15, 2022

This summer, it seems like everyone is traveling – whether it’s flying to some far-flung destination or taking to the road for some R&R at a vacation rental. In fact, the vacation rental business is booming, particularly among property investors…

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Market Recap: Contractor GL & Equipment

By ISC Editor | Aug 15, 2022

ISC offers two distinct Contractor General Liability (GL) products: One focuses on the small contractor with a national footprint, while the other caters to larger contractors in certain geographic areas. Michael Cronin, Senior Vice President of Product Management, provides us…

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Sustainability Is Top of Mind for Half of CEOs

By ISC Editor | Aug 15, 2022

In today’s world, companies across almost every industry are focusing on sustainability efforts. Once thought of as a voluntary, altruistic measure, eco-conscious corporate practices are now becoming mandatory in many sectors.  As more investors begin to screen businesses based on…

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How Insurance Agents Can Utilize LinkedIn In Message for Social Selling

By ISC Editor | Aug 15, 2022

Insurance agents know that finding and chasing leads can take up a massive amount of time. That’s why social selling, or developing connections with potential clients over social media rather than cold calls, is a modern-day practice that all agents…

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The Tale of Two States: Louisiana and Florida Homeowners Markets Face Challenges

By ISC Editor | Jul 31, 2022

There is a homeowners’ crisis in both the Bayou and Sunshine States, with property owners scrambling to find coverage as carriers raise premiums, reduce their appetites, cancel policies, leave the regions altogether, or go belly up. The states’ respective insurers…

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Property Companies and Investors Buying Up Single-Family Homes

By ISC Editor | Jul 31, 2022

Over the last two years, the residential real estate market has been on fire, with record home sale prices and sellers getting thousands of dollars over the asking price – at least until inflation hit an all-time high and mortgage…

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How to Boost Conversion Rates with Email Signatures

By ISC Editor | Jul 31, 2022

For insurance agents and brokers, one of the best marketing tools is actually right at your fingertips: your email signature! This cost-efficient, easy-to-use aspect of digital communication is often overlooked — but when done correctly, can greatly impact your return…

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The State of the Construction Insurance Market

By ISC Editor | Jul 31, 2022

While the overall insurance market remains hard, price increases have begun to moderate in the first and second quarters of this year in the construction sector as compared to previous quarters. In certain locations as well as for specific construction…

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