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Thanks Linda!

A fond farewell to a business insurance legend It was a cold November day in 2015 when we met Linda. The day began like any other but ended with an interview and a bond that would last forever. We connected over a love of family, animals, plants (well McKenzie did, Jeremy did his best to listen politely), and insurance. Her kindness, attention to detail, and decades of experience made her an...

WE’RE HIRING: Business Client Happiness Agent

Are you diligent, hardworking, and prefer a family like work environment? Do you finish what you start in a high-quality manner? Are you highly accountable and strive for perfection? Are you polite, respectful, and focused on providing the highest quality of customer service? If so, we are looking for someone like you to join our talented team at Shine Insurance and work hard to make it...

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...

Adjusting Medicine with Dr Karin Drummond

There’s nothing more valuable to running a profitable business than being yourself. This might not have been true fifty years ago–when molding yourself to established norms was how you succeeded– but it definitely is today. Today, authenticity is everything. You don’t have to be polished or perfect to succeed in business, but you do have to be for real. The work of...

Why Stop at $4,000,000?

Today’s Hosts: Jeremy Goodrich – Owner of Shine Insurance Agency David Quick – Business Coach at Helping Bulls Thrive in China Shops The Crossroads episodes of Scratch Entrepreneur are all about solving a specific growth point for our guest.  David and Jeremy ask probing questions during the first half of the show.  Their goal is to uncover the heart of the growth...

Crossroads: Budgeting For Your Launch with Ellie Symes

While I might not own a traditional tech startup, I still a love/love relationship with the tech world.  Maybe it’s because of the huge role tech now plays in the American Dream.  Or maybe the whole tech building process just fascinates me.  It’s simple, right?  All you have to do is come up with a solution to a pain point, build a model, and put a bunch of cool tech stuff into...

Tim Alison Says Screw the Naysayers

 I spend about 70% of my waking hours thinking about my business, but it’s not something I’m particularly proud of. With that much of my mental space filled up with work, there simply isn’t enough room for the things I love most– family, fun, exercise, nature, etc. Instead of engaging in these enjoyable activities, I usually find myself obsessing on details that should...

Be Golden Is Empowering Women

 We talk a lot about the concept of ‘building tribes’ on this podcast.  For our purposes, a tribe is a group of customers who love your company, appreciate your product, and feel like a part of something special because, well, they are. There are two primary reasons that the trial metaphor has always worked for me: You must be doing something right if you have a community of...

Selling Cities With Mike McAfee

We all have aspirations.  Whether it’s Elon Musk’s vision of a colonized, tunneled Mars, or a homeless kid sitting in school and trying to seem normal, every one of us dreams of a  better future.  Fortunately, there are as many versions of a better future as there are people who have them.  It goes without saying that everyone’s different.  And although there are some 7...
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