Smart Choice® has been named an Inc. Power Partner award winner in the Insurance category. The award recognizes companies that are devoted to providing entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need to start, run, and grow their businesses. This new recognition program establishes a seal of approval for the companies—from SMBs to full-scale enterprises—that other companies rely on to level up.
What the Inc. 5000 does for fast-growth businesses, Inc. Power Partners does for B2B providers—validate and thereby bring recognition and opportunity to the partners that power businesses to reach new heights. This is the inaugural year for the Power Partners award and Smart Choice has been recognized for the past four consecutive years with their inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list.
“The reason we were founded was to help independent agents be successful, giving them the freedom to succeed,” said Andrew Caldwell, the president of Smart Choice. “Inc. Power Partners describes the recognition program as ‘Celebrating the Companies That Help Companies Win’ – and that is exactly what we do for our 9,000+ partnered agents.”
“After working for two different agencies, I decided to establish my own agency. But the hard part was getting carrier appointments. So, I looked into different aggregators and networks and for several of them, I would have had to pay a large down payment -- with Smart Choice there were no fees,” said Letisia Aguirre, the president of Capital Insurance Services of Florida. “Bottom line is that our business has grown dramatically every year, I’ve hired three people and I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Smart Choice. They really helped me.”
Those honored in each of the 22 categories were selected after the customers of nominated companies completed and submitted surveys to Inc. that measured their overall satisfaction and their willingness to recommend the partner. These were reviewed and scored and then combined with Inc.’s own research to create a list of winners.