Saturday, August 29, 2009

How I Can Help You Grow Your Business

Business partners make each other money by exchanging products and services for money. If you attend insurance seminars, you help the instructor and her firm increase their bottom lines. If she, in turn, refers clients to your insurance agency, she helps you increase your bottom line.

Well, there are other ways business partners can help each other. Yes, the exchange of $$ - right up front, is the most obvious and appreciated fashion. But referrals, word of mouth, marketing, and promotion are all other ways. In the long run, talking each other up may actually earn each of us more $$ than the purchase of insurance or refrigerators.

No, I'm not crazy. What I am is experienced in the arena of sales and marketing. As another way to promote by myself and my clients, friends, and business partners, I am now writing an online column for My area of expertise is Self Marketing and I'm publishing articles that focus on:
  • "Best" guides to local businesses and services
  • Insider tips to these businesses and services
  • Resource links on the web, and locally, for your marketing needs
  • Other Self Marketing advice and information

If you'd like to be spotlighted in one of my articles, or if you know someone else who would, please e-mail me at

I look forward to strengthening our relationship and helping each of us achieve a higher level of success.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Our 2009 MT Ins Legislative Changes Course Has Been Approved!

We recently received approval from the state of Montana for 1 hour of CE credit for our 2009 Montana Insurance Legislative Changes seminar.

We'll begin offering the seminar in September, along with Workers' Compensation or General Liability? and In-Home Businesses on September 30th in Missoula.

We hold this one-hour seminar each month; for the remainder of 2009, our schedule includes: Missoula during September, November, and December and in Billings and Kalispell in October.

We expect to have an online text-based 2009 legislative changes course available within the next 3 months.

Click here to visit our 2009 CE Seminar Schedule.

Friday, August 21, 2009

2010 CE Schedule in Montana

We are currently in the process of creating our CE schedule for 2010. Here is what we're planning:
  • MISSOULA - seminars (2-4) every month
  • KALISPELL - seminars (2-3) in February and October
  • BILLINGS - seminars (2-3) in May and September
  • GREAT FALLS - seminars (2-3) in June

If you would like us to come to your town, please get in touch. We offer seminars in a public, conference room setting AND in-house.

We are also in the process of writing CE seminars on the following topics:

  • Health and Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance - Advanced Subjects

Be sure to let us know if you have other topics of interest.

Monday, August 17, 2009

What Does an Insurance Instructor Do in Her Spare Time?

Sylvia Dickey Smith interviewed me earlier this afternoon on her Blog Talk Radio Show, Murder, She Writes. Click the following link to listen to the interview:

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Pre-Licensing Course for Property, Casualty, & Surety

We are currently working on creating an insurance pre-licensing course for the lines of Property, Casualty, and Surety. We plan to begin offering it in the fall and hope you'll refer your new and fellow employees to us.

Updated information will be posted here and on our website at: