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BUSINESS/COMMERCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT INSURANCE
What differentiates BIG Agency and Me from other insurance brokers?
My early appreciation of sales and serving customers started early. At the age of twelve, I sold peanuts and popcorn at Crosley Field and later at RiverFront Stadium.
I attended the University of Cincinnati as a business major while achieving a major goal of playing baseball under the coach Glenn Sample as a walk-on player.
Because customer service remained my focus, this played a role in my decision to enter the hospitality industry as a restaurant manager. I was in Nashville, Tennessee when I began my restaurant management career with Waffle House. While in Nashville, I was selected by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to become a business and insurance advisor to restaurant owners. I started in the restaurant industry as an assistant manager, and later as a regional multi unit manager, I developed many of my skills I use daily in my insurance business. Such skills as cost management, managing food distribution, operational and sales planning, HR skills, developing training programs for my managers, multi-tasking, ability to interact and network with diverse groups, and my keen ability to make fast, clear and decisive decisions.
During my twenty years in the insurance business of building my solid reputation of service and knowledge, I used various methods to market my business. One that was very effective was posting articles under my pen name, As The Insurance Man. They were featured in many community newsletters, The Cincinnati Herald, The Israelite and The Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. Also, as a smart businessman, I developed other profitable and sustainable niche markets too. They are the auto services industry, professional offices, retail, technology, veterinarian & pet care, wholesales-distributors, service industry, medium size machine shops, construction contractors and multi-apartment units and condos.
As your insurance advisor, my first responsibility will be to gain a thorough understanding of how your business operates, along with understanding your business management team that supports your operation. This is my process because I am very much aware that you have risked a lot, no, everything to start and stay in your business. That is why, if needed, I will collaborate with both your accountant and your lawyer on your behalf to ensure your success.
Lastly, my total responsibility to you is to select the right business insurance coverages that will not only protect the assets of your business but will also shield and protect the personal assets of the business owner.