I love my job. I enjoy building relationships with my clients, gaining their trust by understanding their needs, and providing them with the best insurance options for their situation.
I also enjoy establishing relationships with other professionals, both in my industry and outside of it. I know that for many, “Networking” is a bad word, but I have come to love and appreciate it.
I love it because, let’s face it, none of us live or work in a bubble. Oftentimes, my clients have needs that I cannot address. I would much rather be able to refer them to someone I know, like and trust than to send them out looking for someone on their own.
And, I like having a network of professionals that I can bounce ideas off of, collaborate with and learn from. Plus, it’s fun to meet them out socially from time to time.
I believe in fostering these relationships because it not only helps me in my business, but it also helps me help my clients.
I work with individuals and businesses for their insurance needs. There are countless other professionals in a variety of industries who also work with the same individuals and businesses that I do. Many of these professionals are excellent referral partners, or part of my sphere of influence, such as:
When I find solid professionals that represent any of these industries, I want to foster a relationship with them because, in most cases, their clients are my clients, and vice versa. It behooves us – and our clients – to do so.
That’s not to say I don’t network with people who aren’t in my sphere of influence, because I do. I also have chiropractors, graphic designers, attorneys, dentists, interior designers, landscapers and more in my network.
I have been a member of BNI for years. I am currently the vice president of my chapter that meets in Bloomington on Mondays.
I have connected with some amazing professionals, expanded my network and made some great friends through these organizations. So, if you are looking for a painter, landscaper, Realtor, mortgage lender, interior designer, florist or more, please let me know. Chances are I can happily refer you to someone who I know will take great care of you.