One theme that stands out prominently is that as a group, millennials are entrepreneurial. In fact, a study done by Bentley University found that only 13% of millennials aspire to climb the corporate ladder while 67% said their goal was to start their own business.1
We asked several of our successful millennial sales agents what they love about their jobs, and we saw another theme: They love their careers as agents because they see them as entrepreneurial.
One commented, “I believe this is a great job for Millennials! I wish I had found it sooner. Millennials value work/life balance, and this career allows you to make your own hours. No one micromanages you in this job. Basically, you are building your own company, and it’s up to you whether you succeed or fail.”
How is being an agent at Combined like being an entrepreneur? While Combined Insurance agents are W2 employees, they are ultimately responsible for building their own businesses. And, as the agent above mentioned, their success –or failure-- is ultimately up to them.
Having a well -organized strategy and managing it successfully is crucial for success as an agent at Combined.
Let’s drill down and take a look at some of the reasons our successful millennial agents love working at Combined and view it as an entrepreneurial opportunity:
Another thing we learned from talking to our successful agents? Millennials are more like other generations than they are different. All our successful agents love their careers here because they have entrepreneurial spirits. Think this sounds like a good fit for you? Check out our open territories today.
1 The Millennial Mind Goes to Work How Millennial Preferences will Shape the Future of the Modern Workplace A Bentley University-commissioned survey October 2014 http://www.slideshare.net/BentleyU/preparedu-the-millennial-mind-goes-to-work-41415813.link opens in a new window