We sat down with Andy Burnside and asked him some questions on his career in the insurance and financial field.
What inspired you to get into the insurance and financial services field?
My Dad, Bryan Burnside, has been an Insurance Agent for over 50 years now, so seeing how much he enjoyed his work was in inspiration to me!
What are the keys to being successful in this business?
You must love people and have great motivation to help others. Add in a sense of responsibility and a willingness to work hard and you’re most of the way there.
What separates you from your competition?
We are told we are different in that we explain insurance well and we really go out of our way to serve our customers properly. Our sense of humour in the office sets us apart too!
According to your online reviews, your clients couldn’t be happier with their experiences. What does that mean to you?
We love getting positive feedback from our customers – this just fuels us to keep giving great customer service. You offer a wide variety of insurance packages such as auto insurance, business insurance, and life insurance to name a few. Tell us a bit more about this?
Yes, we do personal lines home and auto insurance as well as commercial lines where we insure small businesses, restaurants, contractors, etc. We also offer Life Insurance, Health Benefits, Mutual Funds, and even Vehicle Loans!
What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone who is looking into getting insurance?
So many of us have made Insurance a commodity – something for which price is the only factor – but it shouldn’t be. Insurance is still an industry where it pays to have great advice and people you trust on your side.
What does the future hold for you?
I’m going to keep growing my business and hiring team members with help from the great referrals we get every day.
If given the opportunity to relay a message to the world, what would you say?
Make the world a better place one person at a time by helping others; it is one of the greatest and yet simplest opportunities we have in life.
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