We had the good fortune of connecting with Barry Sanders and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Barry, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
the success of my brand is based on ethics and integrity in how I run my business and the way i live my life. I always act as if my clients were family members or my own children. I have refused business when asked if I can match a quote, when I do not think the coverage is enough. Each workday morning, I put out an inspirational message on my FB page. I believe in putting positive energy into the universe and hoping the good will come back to me. I also spend time working as a board member on a local charity and also am a current president of my insurance association. Giving back to the community in which I work and live is very importnat.

What should our readers know about your business?
Knight Insurance of Broward. I purchased my business back in Sept 2008, just as the world was hitting the worst economic times of our lives. I just put my head down and worked my tail off to grow the business. I became involved in the insurance association (LAAIA) and was one of the first people to be on the chapter here in Broward County. Being a mench is a good thing. Do right by others, by honest in your work and always have theclients best interest in hand.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Show them around Fort Lauderdale on Las Olas, Many great restaurants around. Perhaps take a trip to the keys, Naples or even Disney.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Andy cagnetta gets a shoutout. Beside being my brother from another mother, he is a mentor and inspiring to me.

Website: www.knightinsuranceeoffice.com
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