Starting an independent agency gives you the unique opportunity to create your own positive and value-driven culture. Your corporate culture will help you attract the right team to propel your agency. If you build it, they will come!
Attracting the right people to your agency
Your agency’s values, mission, and purpose are what is going to drive your business to success. Purpose-driven agencies have a greater chance at success and a greater chance of finding long-term employees who share your vision. The more you can create a positive atmosphere, where you work as a team, as a family, the more you will attract long-term team members.
It all begins with you. You are setting the agenda, so if you create an atmosphere and a corporate culture that makes you excited about coming to work and doing your job, then the people who share your vision will also enjoy working for you.
Keeping the right people at your agency
Once you’ve found the right people to round out your team, you need to continue to nurture that relationship. The relationship between boss and employee is the same as all other relationships; the more you put into them, the more you get out of them. You need to invest in your employees so that they always feel valued, supported, and heard. As a boss, you should never be so set in your ways that you can’t take suggestions from your team. If you’ve put the right team together, you should all be working toward a shared goal, so listen to your team because they have your best interest in mind.
Investing in your team also means giving them opportunities to grow. Provide training and advancement opportunities and let your employees shape their career path within your agency.
Become an independent agency owner in Colorado, Arizona, and Utah
If you are interested in starting your own agency, Affordable American Insurance will take the hassle out of the start-up process by giving you the training and the access to multiple carriers that you need to build a solid foundation for success. Our owners are always learning, training, and sharing best practices to build a strong foundation for long-term success.
We can help you maximize your potential as an independent insurance agent. We give you the training and the tools to help you transition from a captive agent to an independent agency owner.