You’ve heard it a thousand times….if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. While cliché, it’s proven and still many businesses and even more individuals fail to plan. Planning is not only about defining a destination but planning in business equals results. Results... read more
If you want true growth and a high performing business, you can’t afford to exhale and rely on a boost in rates to meet your goals. If you are awaiting revenue growth before focusing on talent growth, you may find yourself in a case of “chicken or the egg.” Deciding... read more
by Tommy McDonald, Vice President – MarshBerry WRITE 20% NEW BUSINESS. In our experience, understanding the metrics needed to produce predictable profitable organic growth is #1. Less than 10%* of the industry can produce new revenue in excess of 20% of prior year... 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
One of the most familiar fables is that of the tortoise and the hare. In that story, the tortoise eventually outpaced his foe by taking his route slowly and steadily. Does that mean that an agency owner who has his or her eyes set on growth should take the slow route?... read more
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