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Independent Agent Magazine




September 2023 20239/1/2023 4:00:00 AMCover2023Volume: 120, Issue: 8



Changing Channel: Meet Your New Big 'I' Chairman Channel: Meet Your New Big 'I' ChairmanIncoming chair Mike McBride is guided by the Big “I" mission statement: “To provide members with a sustainable, competative advantage." And in today's market, this mission is as important to Big “I" member agencies as ever.9/1/2023 4:35:00 AMAgency Operations & Best PracticesSeptemberWill Jones
What Consolidation Means for the Independent Insurance Agency System Consolidation Means for the Independent Insurance Agency SystemThe independent agency system is undergoing massive consolidation. What does this means to you, your long-term financial well-being and the value of your agency?9/1/2023 4:30:00 AMPerpetuation & ValuationSeptemberJeff Smith
Emerging Trends Shaping Environmental Liability Insurance Trends Shaping Environmental Liability InsuranceTrends that are likely to grow or emerge for environmental or pollution insurance policies throughout the rest of 2023.9/1/2023 4:25:00 AMEnvironmental LiabilitySeptemberJohn Heft
4 Myths and Realities About the 2023 M&A Environment Myths and Realities About the 2023 M&A EnvironmentWhile it is true that the number of transactions has declined, it's easy to draw some incorrect conclusions about the current state of the independent insurance agency mergers & acquisition market.9/1/2023 4:20:00 AMPerpetuation & ValuationSeptemberBrian McNeely
Investing in Your Agency’s People Can Lead to Big Returns in Your Agency’s People Can Lead to Big Returns9/1/2023 4:15:00 AMRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingSeptemberCarey Wallace
6 Essentials for Successful Leadership Transitions Essentials for Successful Leadership TransitionsA strategic leadership transition represents a healthy change that’s essential to any company’s success.9/1/2023 4:10:00 AMPerpetuation & ValuationSeptemberRich Poirier
Declaration of Independents: Osiris Maldonado of Independents: Osiris MaldonadoAfter graduating high school and college, Maldonado took a job in car sales. The role opened her eyes to insurance, and after working in an agency for several years, Maldonado co-founded an agency in 2019.9/1/2023 4:05:00 AMDiversity & InclusionSeptemberWill Jones