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Agency Success: Multiple Acquisitions

Two acquisitions in two years helped our client – a small town agency – produced a 25% increase in gross revenue.

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Top 20 Business Books for Insurance Agency Owners

As we approach summer, we thought we’d share some of our favorite business books with you so you can add …

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The Importance of Cash Flow to Insurance Agency Lenders During a Tough Economy

Thinking about insurance agency lending during an economic downturn.

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The Insurance Industry in Uncertain Economic Times

Some thoughts from our President and CEO These are uncertain economic times. Large and small business owners are closely monitoring …

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Insurance Agency Acquisitions: How to Find Agencies for Sale

Growth is critical to the success of any insurance agency. You might be one of the increasing number of agency …

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3 Steps to a Year-End Financial Review and Financial Planning for the New Year

The end of the year is more than just the bustle of the holidays. For small business owners, it’s also …

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AgileCap’s Guide to Recognizing Bad Loans

We don’t want to see one more agency fall victim to predatory lending practices, so we offer this guide to "Recognizing Bad Loans" so agency owners can avoid the perils of ‘easy’ money and bad loans.

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Leverage Your Assets for Growth: Insurance Agency Commission-based loans

Traditional lenders require fixed assets to back their loans. But specialty lenders like AgileCap consider your insurance agency’s book of business to be collateral.

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What’s the Right Amount of Debt for Your Agency?

Taking out a business loan is a big decision, especially if you - like many business owners - are already carrying some debt.

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Borrowing for Agency Growth: Understanding Good vs. Bad Debt

Borrowing money for growth can be a winning proposition if you borrow carefully and wisely. Whether it’s acquired for personal …

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Myths About Insurance Agency Lending

Myths about insurance agency lending can stop agency owners from contacting a lender or looking for funds when their agency could really use a capital infusion in order to grow.

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SBA Loans Are Great for Insurance Agencies…If You’ve Got the Time

There are many benefits to SBA loans, and lots of insurance agencies are finding that this is a particularly good time to apply for them. Unfortunately there are some downsides to an SBA loan that borrowers can encounter. One downside we’re hearing about lately is the length of time that SBA loans can take to be funded.

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What Borrowers Need to Know About Insurance Agency Loan Terms

When you're looking for a loan for your insurance agency, it's useful to understand loan terms, how they’re set, and what impact they have on your loan.

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