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Chris Burand is a widely-published insurance industry author. His valuable articles are published regularly in a numerous trade publications, including the Insurance Journal. Chris was also the "For the Manager" monthly columnist for American Agent & Broker for 12 years.

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Whether you are an agent looking for answers or an editor looking for a piece your readers will love, you'll likely find it among the many articles listed below.

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Please Note: Feel free to reprint or cite any of the articles listed below. However, please include proper credit to the author, do not remove any notices contained in the articles, and please inform us of your use.

The Independent Insurance Agent System
How Stupid Agents are Ruining Insurance for Everyone
Basis for Independent Agencies' Demise & Ascendency
The Pressure to Get Bigger
Three Traits Working Against Agency Owners
Is Insurance Knowledge Important?
Is the Future Positive for Small, Traditional Agencies?
Faux Attorneys
The Adversity of a Desperate Market
Outside Looking In
This is a Sloppy Industry -- Which Creates Great Opportunities!
Certificates of Insurance, Binders and Evidence of Insurance: What's the Difference?
Are You in Business to Make a Sale or Make a Profit?
Technology Ideas for the Luddite Agency Manager
What's the point of following good procedures?
Finding a Great Professional Advisor
Work Ethic
The Credit Crisis, Accounting Standards and Insurance
Lessons from the Credit Crisis
What have you done to protect your agency?
Cross-Selling Realities
An Eye-Opener
Market Availability
Long-Term Planning
Growth vs. Profitable Growth
Use Benchmarks With Care!
Coverage Checklists and E&O
Following the Rules
Tradeoffs
Loss Leader Accounts
Dedicated Agency Management
Managing Personnel Issues
Hiring Success
Good Hires
Snow Trees
What Business Are You Really In?
Mistakes Well Worth Avoiding
Manufacturing Accounts: Prepare for Change
The Great Compromise
Success Brings Challenges
A Bright Future for Small Agencies
George, the Eternal Optimist
Boilerplate Answers
First Isn't Always Best

 

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Check out Chris's Webinars with the Academy of Insurance!

As a faculty member for the Insurance Journal's Academy of Insurance, Chris has transformed his knowledge into online learning experiences for the Academy.

Please check out the latest Webinars available from Chris at:
www.ijacademy.com/instructors/chris-burand.