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Burglarized? Next steps checklist.

You walked into your home or office and noticed something was off. To your horror, you realized – someone was in your space, and they messed with your stuff! Grab this checklist and follow these steps, in order of importance:If you think someone could possibly still be in your space, wait outside Contact the police, do not clean up the mess just yet Meeting with the police – keep...

Data Breach Prevention Checklist

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – Benjamin Franklin Is there important stuff on your laptop, phone, and devices? What would you lose if your they were stolen? Follow this checklist now and take action to set yourself up for success if you lose your computer due to theft, accident, or a series of other unfortunate events. Don’t let bad guys into your...

2019 in Review: How We Grew and What We Accomplished

We’re rounding up 2019, counting our blessings and successes, and psyched about where we’re going in the next year. We’re feeling deeply grateful, connected, and joyful for what is, and what we’re going to accomplish in 2020. We enjoyed celebrating the holidays with our families. Taking time off to rest and restore is important to our team, and we’ll be off the first day of the year to...

Guiding Principles of Switchyard Brewing Company

Kurtis Cummings founded Switchyard Brewing Company in his garage and then spent 7 years developing the business plan before opening his doors. In this episode, he breaks down the 8 guiding principles that he developed to get there. We’re glad you joined us!Topics covered include:Starting the business (5:00) Serving great beer (16:00) Creating a great place to hang out (20:30) Open book...

Homeowners Insurance Claim: A Step by Step Guide

Are you going through a homeowners insurance claim?   Damage to your home can be really scary and a total pain.  Getting your life back to normal is going to be a process.  The better you understand how to navigate each step the smoother it will go.   So we created a step by step guide to walk you through it.   HERE’S THE GUIDE Simply download the PDF and refer to it...

Step-by-Step Guide to a Roof Claim

Has your roof been damaged by wind or hail? Insurance companies often have confusing rules about roof claims. So let’s walk through an example claim scenario, break down the process, and explain possible coverage options.Why do insurance companies have different rules for your roof? More than 40% of all homeowner’s insurance claims involve wind damage or hail damage to the exterior of...

What is a Personal Umbrella Policy Anyway?

Maybe you’ve heard of umbrellas. Maybe you haven’t. I don’t mean the kind we’ve been using all summer long to combat Indiana’s unpredictable weather.  I’m talking about a personal liability umbrella policy.  Or maybe you’ve heard of it but it was called something else?   A Personal Umbrella By Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet It’s...

3 Ways to Buy Home & Auto Insurance

You know you need to buy home & auto insurance. But what’s the best way to get it?   Well, there are…you guessed it… 3 ways. Each one has its pros and cons, but it can take some digging to figure out what’s best for you. Especially when you see those big name insurance commercials. They’re funny. And sometimes the path of least resistance just seems like the...

Jay Baer — How To Explode Your Word of Mouth Marketing with Talk Triggers

When McKenzie and I started Shine Insurance I had very little knowledge of how to run a business and even less about how to sell something.  I had been a teacher for 13 years.  People brought their kids to my classroom and if I bombed, the immediate consequences were pretty limited. I also knew that most people don’t like insurance or insurance agents very much. Along with people in the...

The Price of a Good Laugh with Mat Alano-Martin

 One of the great things about entrepreneurs is that they come in just about any category you can imagine. No matter what topic you name, you can bet there’s a business owner who’s mastered it. Take money for instance. Jeff Bezos is an incredibly rich guy, but at the other end of the spectrum, a homeless person is somewhere doing the best they can with the cards they were...
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