I’ll tell you a few secrets about the service at Bryan Ventures. First, as the owner of the company, I take care of ALL of it. Yes, ALL! We automated our website in 2015, and shortly after that, […]
insurance continuing education registration
Not all insurance CE providers are the same. Bryan Ventures works over the weekend, helping agents renew on time. A recent Saturday afternoon, I was taking care of a few projects around the house, and the business line […]
just 30 dollars
Learn how to get all your insurance CE for this renewal and the next for just $30.* A few months ago, I was driving along on a Saturday afternoon, and our business line rang into my phone. I […]
When I moved to Mazatlan and began exclusively offering LIVE INSURANCE CE WEBINARS, I thought I would show you around Mexico. I haven’t been out there much—I’ve been too busy working—but all of that is starting to change. […]
The new tuition pricing structure for our LIVE INSURANCE CE comes with both good and not-so-good news. I’m unwilling to use the word ‘bad’ because it isn’t ‘bad’; it’s just not so good. “Not so good” fits better. […]
Look at the picture above of that adorable crew. They came to visit me in Mazatlan, and I’ll tell you another secret: We all met at our very first DESTINATION CE classes in 2019. Hold on, that’s not […]
We’ve kicked off our NEW 2024-2025 LIVE INSURANCE CE WEBINARS this last week. Agents LOVED the new format with a half day of classes. We all had a lot of energy and lively discussions. The new content was […]
So much has happened since I wrote the last blog in October 2023. I am not sure where to begin. The picture below is the sunrise from my new home in Mazatlan, Mexico. Through much of October and […]
Insurance CE for 25 Years-Full Circle Okay, I’ll be honest–it’s not quite 25 YEARS. It’s really 24 plus, but it’s so darn close I am going to roll with INSURANCE CE FOR 25 YEARS! Our IN-PERSON LIVE INSURANCE CE began its […]
For the last several days, this has been on my mind and in many of my personal discussions: “Last week, I was behaving badly in class and I must work harder to offer better CE.” I mean the […]
I recently wrapped up our classes in Duluth, and one of the agents leaving, said, “If I never see you again, I want you to know I really enjoyed your classes.” I asked her, “Are you retiring?” She […]
I put it off way too long–really, I did. I kept our prices low to try to bring in new business. I thought that if we offered the lowest-priced option, price-conscious agents would pick our classes. Then through […]
I am moving to Mexico! I’ve been in sunny Mazatlan for the last few months, January to March 2023, and I love it so much that after I move my daughter to her new location this spring, I am […]
Some families are a little bit whacky. Well, maybe a bit more than a ‘little’ whacky, possibly bordering on crazy! And some families are creepy. To some, they might be a little beyond creepy, but bordering on just […]
best interest annuity training for minnesota
Agents that sell annuities to Minnesota residents, Bryan Ventures now has three approved classes to complete the required Minnesota annuity course validation. The NEW NAIC Best Interest Standards of Conduct for Annuity Sales is governed under Minn. Stat. […]
new required annuity course approved
GET REGISTERED NOW We did it in record time! We have the NEW required annuity course approved and available in just two days–while on vacation! On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, we received word from the Minnesota Department of […]
For decades, Bryan Ventures has worked to make the learning experience easier and more convenient than other insurance continuing education providers. Last summer, we rolled out a new website designed to make it faster to find the classes […]
insurance ce webinar savannah ga
LIVE INSURANCE CE WEBINARS can be instructed or attended anywhere. It’s probably best to start from honest footing. I will be instructing insurance CE for Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin agents in Savannah, Georgia, but we are hosting these […]
webinars that are better than kaplan
We instructed our new INSURANCE CE WEBINARS last week and it was a SMASHING SUCCESS. Agents were engaged in the material, they learned a lot, and we had fun. Yes, FUN in an insurance CE webinar. We laughed […]
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UPDATE: Our insurance CE webinars turned out pretty darn great. All the worry below was for no reason. To read more about how well our insurance CE webinars work for agents, check out these other blog posts: LIVE […]
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I hope you are doing well. COVID-19 has changed the world dramatically. It’s amazing to consider how much has really changed in the last few weeks. Here’s just a little perspective on what we’ve done at Bryan Ventures […]
insurance ce at resort locations
Last Wednesday and Thursday, July 10th & 11th, I conducted another great insurance CE class at a beautiful resort location. This course was in Duluth, Minnesota, on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior. I honestly cannot put into […]
trumped by a tax twist
Without any excuses, I simply have to apologize to any of the agents who attended our classes that discussed taxes this past year, namely WISE FINANCIAL CHOICES and SUCCESSFUL TAX & TRUST STRATEGIES. In nearly every course, I uttered these words, “Based […]
advice for wise financial choices
Published February 2019 This blog highlights Bryan Ventures’ advice about wise financial choices offered in our live insurance CE classes. Renee E. Bryan also publishes writing at her blog: WrongWayLizzie.Me. Just the other day, out of the blue, […]
We did it! As promised, we made arrangements with a tropical site to host our live classroom insurance continuing education classes. We worked with the tour groups department at Sun County Airlines and we found fabulous rates for […]
a wise teacher makes learning a joy
While visiting my daughter at college, I found this coffee cup (image to the left) at a local discount store. Being a teacher that loves my work, I had to buy it. A WISE TEACHER MAKES LEARNING A […]
Oh my gosh, if dorky really was FUN, the picture to the left would cover it! LOL! I don’t have many pictures, basically none at all, of me teaching our live classroom insurance CE. I could have staged something, but […]
best ce goes global
We did it! As promised, we finally made arrangements with a tropical site to host our live classroom insurance continuing education classes. We worked with the tour groups department at Sun County Airlines and we found fabulous rates […]
lol online ce classes
Every two-years, our insurance CE courses come up for renewal and we update the content with any important changes. The course I was updating recently, MA ELIGIBILITY & LTC PARTNERSHIP, is especially challenging because it reviews MEDICAID eligibility rules for Minnesota. These rules […]
Recently I was doing a little bit of market research and happened upon our biggest competitor’s Facebook page. My intent was to see what types of items were they posting. We’ve started doing a lot more advertising on […]
classroom connections
Great pairings, whether for comedy or intrigue, are as classic as movies themselves. You might not think you could find this “classic pairing” in an insurance continuing education course, but recently in our Brainerd classes, that is exactly […]
bemidji minnesota
If you are thinking, “Renee, you’ve now totally lost it. Bemidji can’t move. It’s a city. HELLO! Bemidji could change it’s name, but in this particular space-time continuum, as it exists today, Bemidji most certainly cannot move.” If […]
live insurance ce classes
Bryan Ventures is FULLY back in business and Renee is instructing every live insurance CE class! As we set up our classes in Detroit Lakes, one of the agents said, “Oh good, you’re here! Since you took a […]
legal therapy
Sometimes “Legal Therapy” is as important to the psyche as any form of counseling and well worth every penny. If you are unsure what I mean by “Legal Therapy”, it’s an appointment, maybe several, with an attorney to work through […]
times are changing
As I write this, I am at Ruttger’s Birchmont Lodge typing from their patio thinking this may be one of the last times I’ll be blessed enough to work from this location. More and more agents are doing […]
Thank you so much! The first blog was a resounding hit. You have truly energized me. I am now thinking about a better–or more fun–platform of writing. In fact, as I sat down to write this next blog, I began […]
who reads all this crap
Recently…Okay–right off, I just started with a half-truth. What I am about to tell you happened “recently”; however, this is something I am ALWAYS doing. Oops, sorry…another half-truth. Really, a DRAMATIC OVERSTATEMENT due to the sales person or […]
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