As I devote more time to book projects (I’m working on three of them right now) and my band The Spyders, I’ve been blogging less and less. Rather than 3-4 new blog posts a weeks, I seem to be producing more like 1-2 every 2-3 weeks. For now, I’ll probably continue with that schedule, posting articles that I think are timely and worthwhile when the need or compulsion arises.

In the meantime, there are other great informative blogs and newsletters that I highly recommend. If you are an agent, one newsletter you should subscribe to today is Chris Burand’s Insurance Agency Adviser. To illustrate, here is his latest monthly edition:

Burand’s Insurance Agency Adviser, April 2022

Chris is one of the best industry consultants in the country. Here’s a brief bio:

Chris Burand is president and owner of Burand & Associates, LLC, a management consulting firm that has been specializing in the property/casualty insurance industry since 1992. Burand is recognized as a leading consultant for agency valuations, helping agents increase profits and reduce the cost of sales. His services include: agency valuations/due diligence, producer compensation plans, expert witness services, E&O carrier approved E&O procedure reviews, and agency operation enhancement reviews. He also provides the acclaimed Contingency Contract Analysis® Service and has the largest database and knowledge of contingency contracts in the insurance industry.

Burand has more than 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He is a featured speaker across the continent at more than 300 conventions and educational programs. He has written for numerous industry publications including Insurance Journal, American Agent & Broker, and National Underwriter. He also publishes Burand’s Insurance Agency Adviser for independent insurance agents.

Burand is a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers and NACVA, a department head for the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America’s Virtual University, an instructor for Insurance Journal’s Academy of Insurance, and a volunteer counselor for the Small Business Administration’s SCORE program. Chris Burand is also a Certified Business Appraiser and certified E&O Auditor.

Chris’s web site is I highly recommend subscribing to his newsletter on his web site or by emailing

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