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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Five Problems with NC Farmowners Insurance

By | May 20th, 2016|Categories: Business, Farm, Farmowners, Insurance, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

"Don't let your NC Farmowners Insurance put you SIDEWAYS at the time of a claim." - Tracy Cotton, Morrow Insurance Agency I'm not throwing eggs at any agents or carriers or even the industry here. It would be a terrible waste of perfectly good cage-free, antibiotic free, organic eggs. I'm also not going to point [...]

Small Businesses: Make Marketing Magic in 2016

By | December 9th, 2015|Categories: Business, networking, Small Business, Social Media|Tags: , , |

Marketing a business isn't magic but it certainly has its similarities. Growing up I always loved watching magic shows. I grew up with David Copperfield then graduated to watching Penn & Teller, David Blaine and Criss Angel. Their styles were all very different but the appeal of their magic was pretty simple. Magic makes the impossible [...]

What in the World is a Virtual Assistant?

By | August 11th, 2015|Categories: Business, Small Business|Tags: , , |

Kim K. Brown, owner of KB Konnections, Virtual Business Solutions     As part of the InsuranceWiseTracy blog I want to make sure small business owners understand what resources are available to them. Today's blog is written by a local friend of mine who explains what a virtual assistant is and what they can [...]

Two Coverages All Small Businesses Should Consider Putting in the “Mix”

By | July 9th, 2015|Categories: Business, Insurance, Small Business|Tags: , , , |

Mr. Bob's Mixer You remember Mr. Bob from a prior blog where we talked about how he makes the most delicious donuts in Western North Carolina and also how he may or may not need to be on LinkedIn? Well, Mr. Bob has been really busy lately making the donuts - he's even been [...]

You Don’t But Someone Else Does: 5 Reasons Small Businesses Should Outsource Social Media

By | June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Business, Insurance, Small Business, Social Media, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

photo credit: Day Eighty Nine No Ideas via photopin (license)   Earlier this year I wrote a blog about why small businesses shouldn't start on social media. The real message was that they really should be on there, however there were things to consider first like their audience, etc. Since I work exclusively with [...]

Not Worth The Wait – 3 Ways Your Procastination to Buy Insurance is Bad for Business

By | April 28th, 2015|Categories: Business, Insurance, Small Business|Tags: , , , , , , |

I've put off writing this blog for a couple of weeks now. Procrastination is so easy to fall into: "I'll write the blog tomorrow when I have more time". Tomorrow comes but you never have more time. Have you been putting off buying the insurance you need for your business? Because you are too busy working [...]

Why LinkedIn is Relevant for Small Business Owners – Unless You Sell Donuts

By | March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Business, networking, Small Business, Social Media, Uncategorized|Tags: |

I love Mr. Bob's Do-Nuts. His tiny storefront in downtown Marion, NC is easy to miss except for the amazing smell of sugar that permeates the air 6 days a week. Bob Masiello and his family make a variety of donuts, one of which is the Apple Ugly (photo above) and I assure you its the best apple fritter [...]

Arm + Leg or Just Arm? Your Guide to Controlling Business Insurance Costs

By | February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Business, Insurance, Small Business, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Image courtesy of Sujin Jetkasettakorn at FreeDigitalPhotos.net If you are brand new in business you may or may not have already experienced the sticker shock of purchasing liability, business property, worker's compensation or other business insurance. If you have been in business for a while you are aware that a significant part of your annual budget [...]

How to Grow Your Business Network Without Leaving Home – 6 Ways to Make it Happen

By | February 15th, 2015|Categories: Business, networking, Small Business, Social Media, Uncategorized|

This week I'm headed to InsureExpo, a 24 hour conference for North Carolina Insurance Industry professionals. The plan of course is to use this opportunity to network with insurance companies, industry influencers and other agents like myself. There will be keynote speeches and workshops and a trade show. I'm excited about going because I hope to [...]

Your Insurance Agent is Not Speaking Swahili – A Small Business Owner’s Guide to InsuranceSpeak

By | February 6th, 2015|Categories: Business, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

I used to see it all the time when I was first selling business insurance. I'd be talking to a small business owner, just going on and on and see their eyes glaze over. They'd keep nodding their head as I spoke but the light of recognition had vanished. I might as well have been speaking Swahili.  [...]