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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 [...]

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 [...]

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.  [...]

12 Fun Ways to Tell Your Business’ Story on Social Media

By | February 1st, 2015|Categories: Business, Small Business, Social Media, Uncategorized|Tags: |

No matter if you are a newbie to posting for your business on social media or a veteran you have probably heard how important it is to tell your story.  Your audience can better identify with your business if they know what you are about. Think about it in terms of your closest friends. We know where our [...]

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned in My 20 Years in Insurance

By | January 23rd, 2015|Categories: Business, Insurance, Small Business, Social Media, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Photo by Paul via www.freedigitalphotos.net Feel free to send confetti, party horns, and streamers. I'll happily accept your wine and roses. It is a milestone I need to celebrate. This month marks my 20th year in the insurance industry. I'd say that I started when I was 12 to make myself feel younger. But [...]

Where Should Start-Ups Start With Insurance?

By | January 14th, 2015|Categories: Business, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

The best part of starting a business? The start. The wonderful blank page. Deciding on the name of the business and how much to charge, coming up with a logo and where to put your office. Picturing where the business will be in ten years and imagining your product flying off the shelf. Ahem. I hate [...]

Three Reasons Small Business Owners Should Love Their Insurance

By | February 25th, 2014|Categories: Business, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Three Reasons Small Business Owners Should LOVE their Insurance Valentine’s Day was last week and everywhere I went it looked like Cupid had made his annual drive-by shooting. Chocolates and cards and stuffed bears, oh my. All flashy reminders that it’s the season to show some LOVE. I bet your insurance agent was not on your [...]