Risky Business: Entrepreneurship in Insurance


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Doug Guilbert, entrepreneur

In Episode #26 we talk risk management, insurance services and entrepreneurship…..and touch upon bee-keeping and the history of hemp, too with entrepreneur Doug Guilbert

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When Doug Guilbert and our host, Scott M. Graves first met,  Doug was working on multiple projects in hemp and cannabis cultivation.  

His career in insurance prepared Doug with knowledge of risk management and business planning in a broad spectrum of industries.  This is at the heart of what’s required of entrepreneurs who desire success in insurance and risk management.

His latest endeavor, Kingston Insurance Agency of Barrington, RI offers us a glimpse into the skills and perspective it takes to build a book of business from scratch; to perform sales in a dynamic environment of multiple stakeholders and one in which territory, menu of services and relationship building are key.

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About our Hosts:

Scott M. Graves is the founder of SMGraves Creative Enterprises.  Most recently he was executive director of the Wachusett Business Incubator where the SMG team experimented with various programming to overcome the meaningless ‘ribbon cutting’ experiences so synonymous with much of our nation’s  well-intentioned economic development.   He is known for a steadfast resolve for intellectual rigor and business strategy.  Nothing makes Scott feel more fulfilled than to help other develop their own unique creativity which leads to fulfillment in work and life.   

An entrepreneur in his own right, Scott previously operated the former Smash Music. Along with ImageIdentity’s David Lubelczyk their team developed Leadership Candidates Program for immersive support of new enterprise and Business Triage, a direct response to the issues now exacerbated for small businesses since the spread of Covid-19.    


Cameron McLeod is the Producer of the ‘Are We Here Yet? Podcast. Since his high school days he has been behind the scenes of multiple productions ranging from directing live football games to filming short movies. Using his musical prowess and his technical skills gained from working as an IT professional, Cameron taught himself what it takes to mix and produce music of his own creation. To this day, he strives to better these skills whenever he can.

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