Starting Your Independent Agency
Every captive agent knows the limitations of working for just one insurance carrier. However, starting an independent agency and increasing your carrier representation can be scary. Just because you rocked the captive world doesn’t mean that you can just open an agency and start selling insurance from every carrier. You have to know how to get access to carriers, set up appointments, and then be sure to meet their requirements, especially as a first-time independent agent. By joining Affordable American Insurance (AAI), a Colorado-based insurance brokerage, we take the pressure off of finding reputable carrier representation and give captive agents the tools, technology, and carrier representation they need to hit the ground running.
Joining AAI saves time
It takes time for any new business to start earning a profit. You have to spend money to make money, as they say. However, you can shave off some time between starting an agency and turning a profit by joining AAI. We are a growing brokerage of independent agents in Colorado, Arizona, and Utah. We help captive agents take that giant leap to opening an independent agency by giving each member a turnkey business model as well as access to all of our A-rated insurance carriers. When you join AAI, you won’t have to deal with those limiting carrier production requirements.
Not only does AAI save you the time of having to solicit and make your own carrier appointments and then having to prove yourself over time before you can increase your sales and your revenue, but AAI also provides continuous support to all our members. All of our members are led by some of the most knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate insurance experts in the industry. Together, we share best practices, industry insights, and tools to develop and grow your agency.
Day-to-day business operations
Every independent agent should have a mission statement and a business plan that outlines the “big picture.” Every agent should feel passionate about selling insurance and helping people, but many first time agents get frustrated or lost trying to deal with the day-to-day of running a business. AAI will assist each member in dealing with and managing the day-to-day operations of a successful insurance agency with business development classes and seminars tailored specifically to areas of your agency that you may be struggling with or need help navigating.
Join an independent insurance brokerage
When you become part of the AAI team, you are independent but not alone. We work together to make sure each of our members can thrive as independent agents.