In my decades of experience in the insurance industry, I've cultivated many important relationships — with colleagues, clients, vendors and, of course, friends.

But one of the most important relationships I've developed is the one with my mentee, my partner's daughter at CBS Coverage Group, Jill Rosenblum, and a young woman who shadowed me for five years at our insurance agency before I founded my business, Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE).

It was because of my collaboration with this thoughtful and bright young woman that I felt confident leaving my full-time position at an insurance agency to start my business. I knew my clients were in good hands, and I'd learned a lot from her about how the next generation thinks and how to manage them.

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