“Neither a borrower nor a lender be,” cautioned Polonius in “Hamlet.” William Shakespeare’s advice has gone on to form an attitude about debt that has survived countless generations. Most insurance professionals are financially conservative by nature, and their... read more
One of the most effective ways to expand your agency’s business is to acquire another agency. Whether you purchase a local competitor or an agency in a nearby town, an acquisition instantly increases the size of your book of business and gives you new opportunities... read more
Making the decision to grow your business is a big step that takes a great deal of thinking, a willingness to commit resources, and more than a little courage. It also takes the cooperation and involvement of your management team. Whether your agency is small or... read more
For businesses that consider or choose to take on debt to implement growth initiatives, achieving the right balance between that debt and equity is important. Maximizing a company’s return on equity requires a certain amount of debt. Oak Street appreciates the need... read more
Has your agency reached a plateau? Fortunately, there are ways to reignite your business and regain momentum. Here are some remarkably simple and practical ways to get your agency moving. Take a time-out One of the best ways to recharge your batteries is to spend time... read more
Relying solely on organic methods to achieve growth can sometimes prove challenging for the insurance industry on the whole. However, a Deloitte study1 predicts that activity within the mergers and acquisitions market will continue to stay strong — and even accelerate... read more
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