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Featured Article

Referrals: The Power of Word-of-Mouth Marketing

Referrals: The Power of
Word-of-Mouth Marketing
by ServeReport Staff

Word-of-mouth marketing is considered one of the most powerful forms of promotion. Referrals are targeted, cost-effective and most importantly, they come from a reliable resource. If your brother were to tell you that his process server is great, you are more likely to seek out that process server because the referral is from someone you know and (presumably) trust. You simply cannot buy that kind of promotion.

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Customer Testimonial
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ServeNow.com Testimonials
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"I wanted to thank you guys. I just landed a very large corporate client here. In the first month that you started sending me work, I billed enough to cover my advertising with ServeNow.com for about 5 years."

Ronnie Williams
Gavel Down
Orlando, FL

"I'm going to add a couple of counties. Your company is the best investment I've made."

Al Smith
AWS Investigations
Oregon, WI

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“I got my first case within 12 hours of being listed, then picked up a
huge one just three weeks later – and I continue to get business from
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Mike Walker
Walker Confidential
Cedar Ridge, CA

"I signed up on a Friday afternoon and faxed my reference letters on Monday morning. Monday at 4 p.m. I had my first call and by Tuesday, I had a second cold call. Both of these were from users of your site. These were potential clients I had no chance of speaking with were it not for your site. I have no doubt this site will result in additional revenue for my business. I'm glad I invested in your company."

David Larson
Larson Private Investigations
Fairfield, CA

"I think PInow.com is one of the greatest sources of investigative clients from all over the world.

They offer a tremendous opportunity for PI's to gain targeted market exposure without doing any of the legwork and that certainly makes them one of the best returns on investment I can possibly suggest."

 Jimmie Mesis, Editor-in-Chief
 PI Magazine, Inc.

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Government Contracts
Government Contracts: RFP's for Investigators and Process Servers

State and government contracts can provide process servers and investigators with steady, recurring revenue. Many ServeNow.com and PInow.com advertisers have been awarded contracts such as these as a result of being listed with us.

Government agencies advertise RFP's (request for proposal) for these contracts. As a free service to you, we provide the details of these contracts as they become available.

Would you like to be notified of Government Contract RFP's as they become available? If so, please join the following groups:

Current Process Serving & Investigative Bid Opportunities

Background Checks
Charlotte, NC
Agency: Central Piedmont Community College
Description: Pre-employment background checks for CPCC Human Resources - up to 166 a month (based on past numbers).
Bid Due Date: 9/20/2007
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Background Checks
San Francisco, CA
Agency: San Francisco Police Department
Description: The San Francisco Police Department would like to contract with a Background Investigation Firm to conduct Pre-employment Background Investigations. The Firm will be required to investigate records held by the Criminal Justice system, Credit Reporting Agencies, Department of Motor Vehicles, as well as contacting applicants'' employers and references.
Bid Due Date: 9/24/2007
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Background Checks
Tulsa, OK
Agency: City of Tulsa
Description: Employment Screening Background Checks
Bid Due Date: 9/26/2007
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Background Screening
Columbia, SC
Agency: Midlands Technical College
Description: Criminal background screening, drug screening, and report summary for students and faculty members for Midlands Technical College, Airport Campus, Columbia, SC.
Bid Due Date: 9/27/2007
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Investigation and Process Serving
Edmonton, Calgary or both, Canada
Agency: The Office of the Public Trustee
Description: The Office of the Public Trustee wishes to enter into a contract with a Vendor to provide investigation services in either Edmonton or Calgary or both cities. Such services shall include on demand investigations and process serving, protection, relocation, maintenance and removal of property, property checks, and liaising between third party service providers with respect to property issues.
Bid Due Date: 9/28/2007
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Process Server
Annapolis, MD
Agency: The Department of Inspections & Permits
Description: Process serving for Anne Arundel County, Maryland for one year. The vast majority of service required is within the County and is limited to service attempted, service completed, and multiple service to same address.
Bid Due Date: 9/28/2007
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Background Checks
Sedgwick County, KS
Agency: Sedgwick County, KS Housing Department
Description: Sedgwick County Housing Department screens approximately 500 applicants per year.
Bid Due Date: 10/2/2007
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Investigator
Phoenix, AZ
Agency: Capital Post Conviction Defender
Description: Licensed private investigator to work with attorneys representing persons sentenced to death. Requires current license, substantial experience representing the accused in complex criminal cases, experience representing the accused in capital cases, and travel.  
Bid Due Date: 10/5/2007
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Investigation Services
San Francisco, CA
Agency: City and County of San Francisco Workers' Compensation Division
Description: Investigations include:  preliminary, demographic and background research; active surveillance with frequent verbal reports to examiner; provide timely written reports and copies of video tapes and attach any/all research documents; all services will be provided in accordance with all applicable legal codes and statutes.
Bid Due Date: 10/5/2007
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Article Archives
ServeReport Exclusives

The following articles, written specifically for the process serving and investigation industry, were featured in previous issues of the ServeReport.

Government Contract and RFPs
Process Server News Item The Benefits of Securing Government Contracts (Aug. 2006)
Process Server News Item Determining Which Contracts are Right for You (Aug. 2006)
Process Server News Item Responding to a Request for Proposal (Aug. 2006)
 
Marketing
Process Server News Item Don’t let another Process Server or Investigator steal your name! (Aug. 2007)
Process Server News Item Why Join Your State Associations? (Aug. 2007)
Process Server News Item 15 Ways to Grow Your Business in 2007
Process Server News Item Marketing Effectiveness for Process Servers & Investigators (Jan. 2006)
Process Server News Item Growing Your Process Serving and Investigation Business (Feb. 2005)
   
Software
Process Server News Item Process Server Software: Benefits and Options (July 2005)
   
Data Providers
Process Server News Item Choosing and Using Data Providers (July, 2007)
Process Server News Item An Easy Source of Additional Revenue for Servers (July 2007)
   
Insurance
Process Server News Item Know What's in Your Insurance Policy (Nov. 2005)
Process Server News Item Investigator & Process Server Insurance Primer (Sept. 2005)

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Upcoming Industry Events

Below you will find a list of upcoming industry events. For detailed information, please click on the links below.

TPSA 2007 Annual Conference
Houston, Texas | September 21-22, 2007
CAPPS 2007 Annual Conference
South Lake Tahoe, California | October 5-7, 2007
SCALI 2007 Fall Conference
Greenville, South Carolina | October 7-8, 2007
APSA Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona | October 13-14, 2007
WALI 2007 Annual Conference
Issaquah, Washington | October 19-20, 2007
OAPS 2007 Annual Conference
Canyonville, OR | October 19-20, 2007
AALPI 2007 Grand Canyon Super Conference
Chandler, Arizona | October 25-28, 2007
NCAPI Fall 2007 Meeting
Chapel Hill, North Carolina | October 25-27, 2007
MCODSA Fall 2007 Seminar
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan | November 1-3, 2007

If you have information on upcoming events or have articles you would like to contribute to the ServeReport please email us at [email protected] or call (877) 737-8366

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Please visit the links below for the HTML code to place the following icons on your site.

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Newest Members
New ServeNow.com and PInow.com Members

If would like more information on joining the web's most visited and most trusted resources for finding process servers and investigators call us at (877) 737-8366 or visit us online.

Below you will find a list of our newest members since August 2, 2007.
(sn) = ServeNow.com Members (pn) = PInow.com Members

Alabama
Soundmind Investigations (pn) Hazel Green, AL
 
Arizona
DiCarlo Associates LLC (pn) Glendale, AZ

 

 

California

 

WS Investigations, Inc. (pn)

San Juan Capistrano, CA
Steve Weir & Associates (pn) San Luis Obispo, CA
Cantalupo's Investigative Services (pn) Paso Robles, CA
Tony Vain Investigations And Process Service (pn) Belmont, CA
Pro Legal Services (sn) Chico, CA
Bosco Legal Services, Inc. (sn) Riverside, CA
 
Florida

Evidence Video Investigations, Inc. (pn)

Daytona Beach, FL

VIP, Inc. (pn)

Jacksonville, FL

Preston Investigations (pn)

Orlando, FL
Zarbo Investigations, Inc (pn) Lakeland, FL
Worldwide Investigations,Inc. (pn) Cape Coral, FL
Legal Link (sn)

Lakeland, FL

FPS Process Serving (sn) Rockledge, FL
 
Georgia

InQuest Consulting, Inc. (pn)

Cartersville, GA
IntelPro Investigative Services, Incorporated (pn) Gainsville, GA
   
Hawaii  
Decision Point (pn) Pukalani, HI
 
Illinois
Day & Associates, Inc. (sn) Naperville, IL
Associated Professional Services, Inc. (sn) Champaign, IL
 
Kentucky

Investigative Consultants, Inc. (pn)

Lexington, KY
 
Louisiana
McWilliams Process Forwarding & Investigations (sn) Shreveport, LA
   
Massachusetts

Integrity Claims Investigations, Inc. (pn)

Ayer, MA
Ocean States Investigative Group, LLC (pn) Beverly, MA
 
Maryland
Omega Investigations, LLC (pn) Hanover, MD
   
Michigan  
Investigative Consultants & Associates, Inc. (pn) Ishpeming, MI
Midwest Court Services, LLC. (sn)  Haslett, MI
Isaac & Jennifer Goble, Process Servers (sn)               Cohoctah, MI
   
Minnesota  
Diligent Service Network (sn) Minneapolis, MN
Advanced Private Investigations (sn) Duluth, MN
   
Mississippi  
JW Investigations (pn) Jackson, MS
 
Missouri

KB & Associates LLC (pn)

Saint Louis, MO
MB Process Service (sn) Arnold, MO

 

 
Nebraska
Broadsword Investigations (pn) Omaha, NE
Silverhawk Investigations (pn) Lincoln, NE
Nebraska Legal Process Services (sn) Doniphan, NE
U.S. Calvary Process Service (sn) Scottsbluff, NE
 
New Jersey

Guaranteed Process (sn)

Deptford, NJ
 
New York

The Chase Agency (sn)

Avoca, NY
DLS, Inc. (sn) New York, NY
 
North Carolina

Eagle Eye Detective Agency & Associates (pn)

Charlotte, NC
Triangle Process Service (sn)                Raleigh, NC
   
Ohio

Corporate Investigative Services, Inc (pn)

North Olmsted, OH

Buckeye Attorney & Courier Service (sn)

Warren, OH
   

Ontario, Canada

 

Select Document (sn)

Toronto, Ontario
   

Oregon

 

Tracey Weidner Legal & Investigative Services (pn)

Portland, OR
 
Pennsylvania
Forletta Consulting & Investigation Services, LLC (pn) New Castle, PA
123Served.com (sn) Hummelstown, PA
Associated Services Unlimited (sn) Harrisburg, PA
All City Serves, LLC. (sn) Philadelphia, PA
   
South Carolina
Blazer Investigative & Security Consultants (pn) Charleston, SC
 
South Dakota
Investigative Services of Nebraska and South Dakota (pn) Yankton, SD
 
Tennessee
A.A.R.O.N. Investigations (pn) Hermitage, TN
   
Texas
Covert Investigative Services (pn) Lewisville, TX
Smyth & Associates (sn) Corpus Christi, TX
 
Utah
Mark Nosack Private Investigations (pn) Sandy, UT
 
Virginia
Cook Investigations (pn) Ashland, VA
Confidential Investigative Services (pn) New Kent, VA
Commonwealth Contract Security Services, Inc. (pn) Colonial Heights, VA
Beacon Investigations, LLC (pn) Lynchburg, VA
Walkers Court Services (sn)

Stafford, VA

 
Washington

Peterson Investigations (pn)

Vancouver, WA
Strategic Intelligence Services LLC (pn) Spokane, WA
Pronto Process Service, Inc. (sn) Pasco, WA
   
West Virginia  
Brown Investigative Services LLC (pn) Charleston, WV
Vanhorn & Vanhorn, Inc. (pn) Clarksburg, WV
 
Wisconsin
AWS Investigations & Process Service (sn) Oregon, WI
Thomas Investigations, LLC. (sn) Madison, WI
   

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