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Will Shaw on How to Build Technology for Independent Agents

Will Shaw, CEO, and co-founder of Better Agency, joins the show for a discussion on entrepreneurship, insurtech, and what he’s learned helping agency owners grow their business.

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Will Shaw on How to Build Technology for Independent Agents

In this episode of The Ryan Hanley Show, Ryan Hanley is joined by Will Shaw, CEO, and co-founder of Better Agency. They discuss entrepreneurship, InsurTech, and what Will has learned from assisting agency owners in growing their businesses. Will is an all-time guy in our industry…this is a conversation you don’t want to miss.

Episode Highlights:

  • Will talks about a five-year play with InsurTech. (7:54)
  • Ryan states that building your network is always important. (10:57)
  • Will explains why they chose to bootstrap Better Agency. (17:29)
  • Will shares his insights about independent insurance agencies. (24:19)
  • Will claims that every client should be covered by every policy. (34:06)
  • Will discusses what his duties were when Better Agency first began. (41:44)
  • Will elaborates on the advantages of having an independent agency. (46:42)
  • Ryan and Will discuss their love for the Buffalo Bills. (53:27)
  • Will explains what it means to have a “ride or die” mentality. (57:23)

Key Quotes:

  • “The things I’m working on today are the things people are going to see in three or four months.” – Will Shaw
  • “I hire people that are better than me in every way.” – Will Shaw
  • “If you try to have your hand in everything you’re just never going to get out of your business.” – Ryan Hanley

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