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What a year it has been for Keal; certainly one for the books! Not only has it been our first full year under the wing of our parent company, Vertafore, but we’ve experienced so much growth and success as a result. While most of us can say we’ve worked hard, it’s just as important that we play hard! With such a busy and productive year behind,...

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During this time of the year, we all look forward to the great food, warm atmosphere and visits from our loved ones. Unfortunately, not everyone around us shares this luxury. As the holidays bring many of us enjoyment, it’s easy to forget that it makes some people feel restless. That said, we want to shed light on some of the ways we, as a community,...

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At Keal, it’s not enough to simply develop and offer broker management solutions. While we hold a reputable image through our functional solutions and continually introduce creative ways to boost productivity and workflow, we take an even bigger pride in how we conduct business with our broker clients. Our parent company, Vertafore, believes that focusing on customers’ needs and concerns leads to a level of trust...

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Conferences can be exciting events, but also slightly overwhelming for some. If you are a classic over thinker, you might have the upcoming presentations and conversations constantly looming over your head. That being said, conferences don’t have to be a scary place but it’s important to prepare yourself in advance. Thinking about where to allocate your time is integral in order to keep you at ease...

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Would you believe us if we told you that a squirrel could be a reason you are held back from doing your job at work? How you ask? How could such a cute and little creature disrupt an entire operation? Well, it’s happened and it’s more likely than you think. It was a typical day of business for one of our insurance clients. Everyone was busy...

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One of the most exciting times of the year for the insurance industry is just around the corner, and no, it’s not a commission spike. The annual Insurance Business Awards (IBA) is making its second appearance in Toronto on November 30th and we couldn’t be more thrilled. About the IBA The IBA recognizes individual brokers and brokerages that go above and beyond in their role. It is...

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  After seven years of insurance industry hiring experience, the question I am still asked most often by small brokerage owners is: Where and how are other agencies finding new brokers to hire? While the guidelines to locate candidates have mostly stayed the same, the level of talent and how to develop it has evolved in tandem with technology and its solutions. Good hiring managers have tactics...

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On June 30, the Grand Falls office hosted their 4th annual Keal Cares Breakfast to benefit the IWK Foundation. The team worked hard planning and selling tickets. We set out to sell 750 tickets, and we were determined to hit our target! The team reached out to media, friends and family and got the word out. Not only did we sell all 750 tickets -- we oversold! 765...

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  Of all the social media platforms available for the independent brokerage, Facebook makes the most sense. With an average of two billion active users per month, Facebook is the most widely used and pervasive social media platform in the world. Chances are good that your current and future customers are already on Facebook—shouldn’t you be, too? Your Facebook page serves a different purpose than your brokerage’s website....

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  Your customers are evolving, and your customer service should, too. There’s a good chance they’re investigating your business before they ever meet you. In fact, over 70 per cent of consumers go online to research insurance before making a purchase. According to Google’s Zero Moment of Truth study, “Insurance shoppers used 11.7 sources of information on average to help them make their purchase decision.” Creating a positive...

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