So you want to acquire an insurance agency or book of business. Or buy out your business partner. Or grow your marketing or sales team. If you’re like most insurance agency owners, you don’t have ready access to the sort of funding you’ll need to execute on these kinds of growth plans. That … [Read more...] about 20 Critical Questions to Ask a Lender When Considering an Insurance Agency Business Loan
The course of the COVID-19 crisis thus far has been turbulent, and no one can predict the impact it will have on the world, the economy, or your business going forward. It's hard to know how to evolve your agency to fit the new normal. What we do know is that (1) opportunities can come out of crises … [Read more...] about How to Evolve Your Agency for the “New Normal”
CASE STUDY For 60 years, our client - a small town agency - had offered a mix of home, auto and business insurance, as well as employee benefits. In 2018, they had an opportunity to acquire a mid-sized agency that they could see would increase their book of business with their largest carrier. This … [Read more...] about Agency Funding Success: Multiple Acquisitions
As we approach summer, we thought we'd share some of our favorite business books with you so you can add them to your summer reading list. Many businesses are using this "new normal" time to re-examine their approach, their systems, the way they serve their customers, and their marketing. What … [Read more...] about Top 20 Business Books for Insurance Agency Owners
Very few of us can remember living through a pandemic, much less doing business through one. No one can really predict the impact the coronavirus will have on our economy, but broad indicators do seem to point to an approaching economic downturn. While the insurance industry will certainly be … [Read more...] about The Importance of Cash Flow to Insurance Agency Lenders During a Tough Economy
UPDATE: If you did not receive funds in the first round of PPP, or your bank stopped accepting applications, we want you to know that a second round of funding is likely to be available soon. Note: We do not offer these new federal loans at AgileCap, but we recognize the value that they … [Read more...] about Updated information regarding PPP funds from the federal government.
Some thoughts from our President and CEO These are uncertain economic times. Large and small business owners are closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 and its impact personally, professionally, and on our nation. As a group, we’re wondering what challenges we’ll need to navigate in these … [Read more...] about The Insurance Industry in Uncertain Economic Times
The end of the year is more than just the bustle of the holidays. For small business owners, it’s also an essential time to give your business some extra attention. A year-end financial review helps you check your money goals, see what worked, what didn’t, and make adjustments for the future. Use … [Read more...] about 3 Steps to a Year-End Financial Review and Financial Planning for the New Year