|Jared Bradshaw: Fighting for Trust in an Industry of Doubt
With insurance brokers on every corner in every city, competition is fierce and can lead to dishonest behavior leaving some business owners having too little insurance or complete gaps in crucial coverage. Knowing who to trust can be hard. How can you be sure if a broker has your best interest in mind or if they are just trying to make a sale?
Here's some hints...
If they can make the unknown simple enough for you to understand, you're on the right path. The more complicated it's made to sound, the more you should question it.
If they are willing to send your business to someone else who is better suited to meet your needs, you've got a keeper.
If they don't respond timely (or at all) to your questions - RUN.
My conversation with Jared Bradshaw of MaxPro Insurance in Valencia, California, is proof that good and decent brokers full of integrity still exist. Jared takes us on a journey from his early fighting career to consulting in the cannabis industry, finally landing in insurance as an independent broker building a team to help protect some of the largest and most complicated industries around. It's no surprise that his success is driven by hard work, trust, and you guessed it...curiosity.
- 2019 Ridgecrest (Searles Valley) earthquake measured 6.4 on 7/4/2019 followed by 7.1 on 7/6/2019 according to USGS.gov.
- Human/Banana DNA similarities here or at https://tinyurl.com/humanbananadna
Jared Bradshaw LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jared-beau-bradshaw-6b93a08/
MaxPro LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/maxpro-insurance/
Jared Bradshaw Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jared.bradshaw.insurance/?hl=en
MaxPro Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maxproinsurancesolutions/?hl=en
MaxPro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaxProInsuranceSolutions/
*episode recorded live on January 29, 2021
POSTED FEBRUARY 05, 2021 7:54 PM
|Nonprofit Panel Discussion
This episode is a recording of a panel discussion that I was part of where some leading experts talked about various topics involving nonprofits. You will really feel the personal experience and passion come through in many of these responses. Trust me when I say that these are national, industry-leading experts in the their fields of nonprofit insurance.
Panelists include Augusto Russell of Insurance Provider Group in Connecticut, Colleen Lazanich of CalNonprofits Insurance Services in California, Robin Snider of Arlington/Roe in Indiana, Ben Bailey of Union General Insurance Services in California, and led by our host Melissa Engel of USLI in Pennsylvania.
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First enjoy listening...then go VOLUNTEER!
*recording from live virtual panel recorded on January 14, 2021
POSTED JANUARY 20, 2021 3:53 AM
|Nonprofits need profits (and business is good)
Conversation with Nonprofit Travel Underwriter, Stephen Heck of USLI. We talk about what actually defines a business as a nonprofit and I'm absolutely floored to learn about one of America's most successful sports league (if not THE most successful) actually operated as a nonprofit for 73 years! We also discuss how many nonprofits don't even purchase insurance, or at least not the right kind of insurance, for various reasons - mostly for budget inadequacies and innocent ignorance. USLI has dedicated the past few decades to refining a product specifically for nonprofits to allow for obtaining necessary coverage at a price they can afford, not to mention making it one of the simplest products to get!
POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2020 7:00 PM
|Who is UG? (The Insurance Connector interview)
This is a version of the episode where UG President Matthew Mundelius and Ben Bailey are interviewed by Abe Boling of The Insurance Connector, a new platform using algorithms designed to match retail agents/brokers with companies, wholesalers, and other networks that can meet their needs.
*originally recorded November 6, 2020
POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2020 12:43 AM
|Marketing in 2020: The year discomfort found itself in high demand
Conversation with Marketing Specialist Jonathan Chernoff of USLI. We cover a broad range of topics involving how the sales and marketing process has dramatically changed without notice and traditional travel has screeched to a halt, but those with the right mindset have still found ways to expand their reach in a most difficult time. Other topics include a behind the scenes look of the culture inside one of the top service companies in the insurance industry, remote learning fail, finding gratitude in uncertain times, and celebrating October Together in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2020 5:12 AM