I’ve said all this before, but if you haven’t, you should check out the book “Handling your Business” by John Lee Dumas. This is one of my all-time favorites.
The book is all about how to handle a business with humor and self-awareness. In one part Dumas talks about how he gets to keep his business after his family is gone. Another part focuses on the importance of keeping a sense of humor about yourself. In the third section, Dumas goes into detail about how you should deal with the business owner you find yourself dealing with.
This is a good book for those interested in business. It gives great advice and is funny (like the book itself).
Dumas is a great example of someone who is willing to put the time and effort into building a business on the basis of its own merits. He’s not a jerk.
I think it’s a good idea to show a little humor to a prospective client. If your firm or organization seems like it’s losing your clients, you may have lost a sale already. And if you’re still looking for your business, you should probably take a little trip to a different location and see what happens. No matter what you find, you can always come back and reschedule.
The problem with the idea of a business is that it requires a lot of time and money. Most of it goes into the business itself. Some of it goes into the hiring of staff and then some goes into the office itself. It is very rare that a company makes any money from its own success, and even rarer that you’ll actually make a profit from your own business.
I could see a company making enough money to pay for its own insurance, but I’d be worried about the health and safety of the staff and the general company image. I’d also be worried that the company might go out of business, leaving me without a real job.
While I don’t mind having a job, I do find it hard to believe that some companies won’t make a profit from their own success. That’s not to say they can’t do so, but they won’t. And even if they can, that doesn’t mean that they should.
I can see a lot of companies that will make a living from their own success. I dont see any reason why an insurance company wouldnt. But, I do think that you should make sure that you understand your insurance policy and what its limits are, as there are many different levels of exclusions and benefits. It is also important to let your agent know that your rates and terms are not negotiable so that he can negotiate a better rate.
Insurance is a business. I mean, it would be in the highest standards of business if everyone in the industry made sure they really did want to make money for the company. But, the reality is that insurance companies make money by offering good customer service. But, when there are problems, they expect to be compensated adequately for the losses and have insurance companies take a cut of the recovery. This is the norm. But, its not to everyone’s liking.