In 2013 we had a major set back with the economy going bad for everyone causing us to leave the marketing and advertising business for good. There were no customers to market to unless you wanted to lose money to acquire their business, and the internet just destroyed the print advertising market.
I have been faced with a lot of difficult challenges in my life. Here recently I am faced with the hardest decision of my life, the actual fact that I may need to relocate my business if it is ever going to be possible to remain profitable.
So many businesses come and go and the struggle is beyond real here in the sticks of Misery.
Unless you are giving it away or know the person, or you have a 15 million dollar box store you are pretty much out of luck here in Miller County. This is over 25 years of business ownership talking here. Our area, for the most part, will not let others make money there is a lot of envy and competitiveness that forbids that another person possibly makes a profit on them.
It is a sad fact that this business has had to go at least 50 miles outside of our home district, for the most part, to pick up work.
Now my decision to come:
Here lately I have really had the opportunity to sit down and put out a clear directive for our company.
In 2013 our entire business ran right into a hurricane economically. We were in the News Print business with Marketing and Advertising. Well, we all know what the destination of newsprint has been over the past 5 years... NOT GOOD.
In 2014 we focused on door to door marketing and internet marketing and promotion with some success. At the end of the year, I just did not feel as though our business would ever be the same so I studied and invested to open up our property casualty insurance agency here in Missouri.
Insurance is cooked in a crock pot.. not a microwave, and the growth to it is proof of that. We have steadfast and kept going since 2014, one of our biggest hurdles is never finding a customer willing to buy from us, the issue is finding an insurance company to write the policy that will allow you to write their paper. In 2017 we had over 55 orphan applications with a ton of money invested in developing the leads to capture the app. I mostly sell business insurance.
After almost 5 years of being in business, we have formed good alliances with our insurance companies. Even when the others start to call because they are losing business to us we WILL keep loyal to those that took the chance on this agency from the beginning. If you are in need of a business insurance or auto policy, we would like the opportunity to serve your need.
Jett Agency LLC
St Louis * Columbia * Olean
I haven't had the chance to get on here lately. A lot going on and distractions galore.
For those of you who watch for my updates I apologize about the delay.
Last year we took on a promotional company promting stand up comedy shows and it really cost us. This year we are working at regaining the momentum of our insurance agency which sat dormant last year waing on the comedy venues to grow.
The bottom line is simple. We are not going to be able to recoup the monies invested into the comedy shows. Our company did all that we could do to develop the venues and keep people coming back but in our areas it just did not work.
It was about a $30,000.00 loss by the time I tally up lost wages and expenses paid out to the people that put on the shows. I have taken on 2 shifts to try and keep the ship afloat. There are a lot of variables in business and sometimes all you have is grey. Lets hope that soon we will have weathered our storm and can come back stronger then ever.
Jett Communications LLC LTD
314 580 3455
On August 7th Mid Missouri has a chance at sending a true leader to the capitol for district 59. I have worked my entire life at learning lifes lessons both in my personal and business life. In that time I have helped hundreds of business owners stay in business through our Marketing and Advertising programs, as well as helping our private citizens through huge discounts on local products and services through our papers that surfaced in 2005 to 2013. As well I work very passionately in the insurance business to bring my customers the best value.
August 7 is just 8 days away. I sincerely hope that you will think about your vote and way out the strengths of every candidate and the weaknes. I am confident that you will make a choise for Randy Dinwiddie
Any questions you may have you can place in the comments section
For years as a business owner I went through a list of things that you do not dare say even if it were the truth because in this tiny area that I live in there are only a specific amouunt of people. A small population and as a small business owner we have to walk around with our lip closed in hopes that we will in fact scratch out a living here,
I get fed up with getting up every morning and dropping 2 or 300 stops door to door to acquire business for our insurance agency. It really gets tiresom to see that everyone and there brother is in some sort of building business within 10 minutes of my office.
It takes decades sometimes to grow and establish a business in this repressed area that we live in/
Most do not have the money to update the home and most will fight you down to the last wooden nickle on their insurance price.
I will be so happy when Missouri grows up to realizre that in order for everyone to be successful we have to work for one anothers success.
Today I wanted to talk to you about non listed drivers and any type of auto claims. I was at a campaign debate and the crowd was discussing how we could make it to where their taxes went away. It was a ridiculous question and an irresponsible one at that. How would we have roads or scholls without everyone chipping in on that?
Lets move over to the insurance world. in the old driver there were policies that covered you for everything that you drove, or anyone that drove your vehicles. Well today through trial and errors most insurance companies have abandoned those old rules because you have way to many claims and accidents that way. In the old days you could have a comprehensive claim and your rates didnt go up.. not any more. Also in the past if you werent the one responsible for the accident you were not charged more with those type of incidents. With all the private property accidents where there is no investigation that is beginning to change in the insurance world. There is a new rating placed on people in accidents not at fault to track that person to see how many of those they are involved in and it could potentially mean a rate hikein time,
In years past you could allow your child to drive around in your car without child being rated. Today most insurance companies are going with rated named drivers only. Which basically means that if your friver is not listed on the policy if there is an accident then the car owner is 100% liable to all claims if accident occurs,
Make sure you keep up with your insurance companies policies on non listed and not at fault accidents.
Until Next Time
Jett Insurance Agency
Truck Load within 25 miles of Olean Missouri 145.00 Delivered and Dropped. 25.00 more for stacking
Full Cord Delivered and Stacked 300.00
Paypal up front. NO payment on delivery. To many problems with that. Call 314 580 3455
Servicing Miller Morgan and Cole Counties
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Will come to your home and measure your space, get a bid for your mantel for 99.00.Or you can order just by size without the bid fee.
Call 314 580 3455. We can build manyels with just about any type of wood. From 365.00 to 3500.00 delivered and set up in Mid Missouri
Randy Dinwiddie CEO Jett Communications LLC
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