Niche Marketing for Insurance Agents and Brokers 

In this episode of the And I Quote podcast, Ashleigh Burden, marketing manager at Coterie Insurance, sits down with Kelly Spies, an insurance broker, agency owner, and creator of Food Truck Freaks They discuss the significance of insurance agents and brokers finding and marketing to their niche. Kelly’s specialization in insurance for food trucks serves […]

Unlocking Insurance Industry Career Growth

The insurance industry is often perceived as a career path stumbled upon by chance rather than a deliberate choice. Tony Cañas, Co-founder of Insurance Nerds and host of the Profiles in Risk podcast, can relate to this sentiment. In a podcast episode of “And I Quote”, Tony shared his unexpected journey into the insurance industry, the valuable […]

What to Consider When Writing Insurance for Barbecue Food Stands and Food Trucks 

Barbecue food stands and food trucks are a common sight at outdoor events, fairs, and festivals, and offer delicious food for customers on the go. As an insurance agent or broker, it is essential to understand the risks associated with these types of businesses and provide appropriate insurance coverage to protect them against potential losses. […]

Do You Write Insurance for Meat Markets and Butcher Shops? 

Butcher shops and meat markets play a vital role in the food industry by providing fresh meat to individual and business customers. However, they are exposed to various risks that can lead to financial losses and even business closure. That’s why it’s essential for agents and brokers to understand insurance for meat markets and butcher […]

5 Essential Spring Weather Safety Tips for Small Businesses 

As an insurance agent or broker, you play a critical role in helping your small business clients prepare for the risks associated with extreme spring weather. In this article, we’ll provide you with spring weather safety tips for small businesses to help your clients prepare for and minimize the risks associated with extreme weather.  It’s important […]

What You Need to Know About Insurance for Massage and Occupational Therapy Businesses 

If you’re an insurance agent looking to service healthcare provider clients such as massage and occupational therapists, it’s essential to understand the unique risks and exposures associated with this type of business. Massage therapy is a growing industry that helps individuals alleviate pain and stress, making it a crucial service for many people. However, as […]

Insurance 101: Understand Insurance for Small Businesses

Here at Coterie, we like to consider ourselves “insurance nerds”. In this blog, we dive into the basic concepts and history of insurance, with a focus on insurance for small businesses. Understanding how insurance works is crucial to making sure you can explain the ins and outs to your clients and prospects. A Brief History […]

Why Do Artisan and Trade Contractors Need General Liability Insurance?

Artisan contractors (also known as trade contractors or specialty contractors) are those who specialize in a particular skill. Carpenters, plumbers, electricians, roofers, stone masons, and painters are all examples of artisan contractors that should consider purchasing general liability insurance. Artisan contractors are not the same as general contractors (GCs). A general contractor will typically be […]

How Can You Write More Insurance for Landscapers and Lawn Care Providers? 

According to the IBIS World Landscaping Services Industry Report, the landscape services industry in the U.S. had a market size of $129 billion in 2022. The industry employs more than 1.2 million people and currently represents 633,481 landscaping service businesses and 633,481 landscaping service businesses. It is likely that many of these businesses operate in […]

How Can You Help Restaurant Insurance Clients Maintain Safety Standards? 

Running a restaurant is a complex and challenging task that requires careful attention to detail. One of the most critical aspects of operating a successful restaurant is maintaining safety for both customers and employees. That’s why Coterie Insurance recommends sharing our Restaurant Safety Checklist with your restaurant insurance clients. The comprehensive checklist covers several factors […]

Who Should be the Named Insured on Commercial Insurance Policies?

What significance does the Named Insured have on a commercial insurance policy?  The named insured is basically the owner of the policy.  He or she has the broadest protection and broadest indemnity under the policy as well as certain responsibilities.  The named insured typically chooses the type of policy and the amount of coverage, receives […]

Champion Mindset – Why Should You Consider Writing Insurance for Sporting Goods Stores? 

What unique risks and exposures do sporting goods stores face? Sporting goods stores may specialize in a specific sport such as skiing or hunting, or they may offer clothing, equipment, and accessories for a wide range of sporting, hunting, and fishing activities. Some stores also offer equipment rentals, repair services, trade-ins, and used equipment sales, […]

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