The Shocking Truth About Starting A Business
I wasn’t expecting it to be easy to start a business, but I wasn’t expecting it to be so challenging either.
Kind of like parenthood, you can’t truly know what entrepreneurship will be like until you actually live it.
Before starting Shine Insurance Agency, I just knew that I HAD to jump ship from my cushy job and do my own thing, so I did. That was almost 3 years ago and I haven’t...
Rock Gear You Can’t Live Without
We just returned home from the Summer NAMM show. NAMM is the ultimate music industry get together where instrument makers peddle their newest works of art to the retail music shop owners who might sell them.
The best part of the show is that both established names like Gibson & Remo and tiny start-ups like Earthquaker Devices & Silverfox Percussion are in the same building. Music store...
The #1 insurance coverage you should understand but don’t
Liability Insurance. Who cares?
Nobody, until one day you hear a scream from your yard. After running through the front door, you find your loving, wonderful, and maybe a bit overprotective dog hanging from the neighbors leg. Suddenly, liability insurance is the most important thing in your financial world.
Or, in a much more likely scenario, you’re driving through town 10 minutes...
The Music Industry will never be the same
We hit the road in January to share Shine Insurance with the Music Industry. This video pulls it all together in a 2 minute package and shares some of the finest instruments at the show. Enjoy!
Giving Back 2015
We care about our clients and our community.
We want EVERYONE to SHINE ON! So we invented the Giving Back program.
Each year, we choose 3 deserving organizations to enjoy a portion of our profit.
Then we ask our clients to choose their favorite.
We compile results, set aside money, and deliver checks on Valentine’s Day the following year.
When we give back, we’re giving from the...
Welcoming our new Client Happiness Agent
We are BEYOND EXCITED to welcome our new Client Happiness Agent!
Helena will join Shine Insurance Agency on Monday January 12,2015.
We have feathered the nest in anticipation of her arrival, and we know she is the PERFECT addition to the Shine Insurance Agency family.
Please join us in welcoming her. Three cheers for Helena!
Client Happiness Agent Helena’s new home-away-from-home
Calling all Business Owners and Aspiring Entrepreneurs
We didn’t always know that we would feel this spark. But since the entrepreneurial spirit kicked in, we haven’t looked back.
We started Shine Insurance Agency to change the way people think about insurance.
Business ownership has been, and continues to be, AMAZING.
We are super grateful that we have such bright, interesting clients.
We enjoy working together, sharing our lovely...
How to: SAFELY STORE YOUR VALUABLES
Our friends over at BrightNest have some great ideas for storing valuables.
Here’s a quick list of hiding spots sure to spark your imagination.
A safe. Like this one.
An envelope taped behind a painting.
A tampon box. Leave some of the product on top of your valuables, and store with other toiletries.
A bag of coffee. On the shelf of your pantry or in a kitchen cabinet.
Behind an outlet. A...
5 Surprising Smoke Alarm Facts
Smoke alarms are the best way to protect ourselves from fire.
We spend a lot of time at home.
A couple points to consider:
Fires at home are most common during the evening cooking hours. This is also the most common time for burn injuries.
Death from home fires are most common when the fire occurs after bedtime.
When we replaced the batteries in our smoke alarm this weekend,...
Cyber Liability Coverage – NOT just for online businesses
Risk Management Tactics For Business Owners
Quick and easy way to make sure you are doing everything you can to prevent a total meltdown when (not if):
your email is compromised
your website is hacked
your computer crashes
If you wait to deal with this, it will be too late.