Start Selling | Step 5 in the process of starting your own independent agency

At this point, you’ve followed us through the exciting process of starting your own independent agency. Once you’ve chosen a name, gotten carrier representation, found the right technology, and created your agency’s processes and procedures, it is finally time to start selling! For most agents, this is the most exciting part! However, selling as a […]

New Member Announcement | Bowman Insurance Group

Bowman Insurance Group LLC, located in Rogersville, MO, is the newest agency to join VIAA!  Jessica Bowman has over 11 years in the industry and was an account manager for a successful Farmers Agency. Jessica is a wonderful addition to VIAA as she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. We are excited to see […]

New Member Announcement | STL Risk Management

Todd Matzat and his agency, STL Risk Management LLC, is an exciting new addition to the VIAA family! Matzat is a graduate from the University of Missouri with a degree in International Business. Professionally, he has worked primarily in life insurance, however he is also a professional artist. Located in St. Louis, STL Risk Management […]

How to Start an Independent Agency in Five Steps

At VIAA, we strive to help aspiring independent agents make the move to an independent agency as seamless as possible. I often call on captive agents to discuss the opportunity and ownership afforded to them in the independent agency space. The question I get the most is, “I don’t even know how to do that! […]

Branding a Family Insurance Business

So how do you turn an Insurance Agency into full-fledged community brand? Meet the Baileys. Christine and Mark are a husband and wife team and co-owners of Bailey Family Insurance in Springfield, Illinois. Hear how they are turning a start-up independent insurance agency into a successful business one technology at a time. No, that’s not […]

How do you run a profitable Insurance Agency?

To run a successful business, you must operate in a profitable manner. Your staff and their families depend on you to be successful for their livelihood and happiness. Additionally, your clients depend on you to continually serve them with high quality carriers with great coverage. The question now becomes, how do you run a profitable […]

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