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Volume 4, Issue 9 | September 30, 2008

Featured Article

Preparing Your Business for Sale

Preparing Your Business for Sale
by ServeNow.com Staff

How to prepare your process serving or PI business for sale or acquisition.
There are many reasons why you might consider selling your company. Perhaps you would like to retire, or maybe your business is getting bigger than you would like to manage. No matter what the reason, there are important steps you need to take to get your business ready for acquisition, or sale. Learn how to prepare your business both privately and publicly to make it appealing to potential buyers.

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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

Investigation Services
County of Kauai, Hawaii
Agency: County of Kauai / Kauai Police Department
Description: The Kauai Police Department (KPD) is seeking the services of a licensed investigator to conduct investigations into claims filed with the EEOC. The investigator should have had previous experience in conducting these types of investigations, is familiar with current laws and case law involving retaliation, and is able to offer recommendations based on their investigation.
Bid Due Date: October 3, 2008
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Background Checks
Buffalo, NY
Agency: Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Description: NFTA (Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority) seeks proposals for Criminal Background Check services.
Bid Due Date: October 7, 2008
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Investigation Services
Portland, OR
Agency: Oregon Board of Maritime Pilots
Description: The Oregon Board of Maritime Pilots is seeking independent investigators to provide services when a serious maritime incident occurs.
Bid Due Date: October 31, 2008
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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.

 
Business
News Item Why Offer Process Serving? (Aug. 2008)
News Item More Value Added For Advertising Members (Aug. 2008)
News Item Join NYSPPSA for its Fourth Annual Convention (Aug. 2008)
News Item Six Ways to Run Your Business More Efficiently (Jul. 2008)
News Item When Hiring a Full-Time Employee is Not an Option (Jun. 2008)
News Item Roadmap to Success: Paula Ashcraft's Growth and Sale of Her Business (May. 2008)
News Item Ways to Recession-Proof Your Process Serving or Investigation Business (Apr. 2008)
News Item New ServeNow.com Launches (Apr. 2008)
News Item Monetizing Your Phone Calls (Mar. 2008)
News Item Delegation: The Successful Business' Secret Weapon (Feb. 2008)
News Item 5 Resolutions for Your Business in 2008 (Jan. 2008)
News Item A Look Back at the Most Interesting Cases From 2007 (Jan. 2008)
News Item How to Hire Process Servers or Private Investigators (Dec. 2007)
News Item When Should Process Servers and Investigators Hire (Nov. 2007)
 
Data Providers
News Item Choosing and Using Data Providers (Jun. 2007)
News Item An Easy Source of Additional Revenue for Servers (Jun. 2007)
 
Government Contracts and RFPs
News Item The Benefits of Securing Government Contracts (Aug. 2006)
News Item Determining Which Contracts are Right for You (Aug. 2006)
News Item Responding to a Request for Proposal (Aug. 2006)
 
Insurance
News Item Know What's in Your Insurance Policy (Nov. 2005)
News Item Investigator & Process Server Insurance Primer (Sep. 2005)
 
Marketing
News Item 500 New Potential Clients Per Year (Oct. 2007)
News Item Referrals: The Power of Word-of-Mouth Marketing (Sep. 2007)
News Item Don't Let Another Process Server or Investigator Steal Your Name! (Aug. 2007)
News Item Why Join Your State Associations? (Aug. 2007)
News Item 15 Ways to Grow Your Business in 2007 (Dec. 2006)
News Item Marketing Effectiveness for Process Servers & Investigators (Jan. 2006)
News Item Growing Your Process Serving and Investigation Business (Feb. 2005)
 
Software
News Item Analyzing Process Server Software Functionality (Jul. 2008)
News Item Process Server Software: Benefits and Options (Jul. 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.

2008 CANUSA Private Investigators Conference
Detroit, MI | October 2-3, 2008
PPIAC 2008 Rocky Mountain Private Investigator's Conference
Glenwood Springs, CO | October 2-4, 2008
2008 Grand Canyon Super Conference
Mesa, AZ | October 2-5, 2008
SCALI 2008 Fall Seminar
Columbia, SC | October 10, 2008
CALSPro (formerly known as CAPPS) 2008 Conference
San Diego, CA | October 10-12, 2008
WALI 2008 Conference
Tulalip, WA | October 10-12, 2008
OALI Fall Seminar
Cottage Grove, OR | October 18, 2008
WAPI Annual Banquet 2008
Birmingham, UK | October 25, 2008
ISPAG 2008 Annual Fall Conference
Columbus, GA | October 31 - November 1, 2008

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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Member Badges
ServeNow.com & PInow.com Member Badges

The ServeNow.com and PInow.com Member badges were created for advertising members to place on their home page. Thousands of legal professionals use ServeNow.com and PInow.com on a daily basis to find process servers and investigators. These brands are synonymous with process serving and investigation services - displaying these graphics on your site can lend credibility to your business.

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

ServeNow.com Member Badge PInow.com Member Badge
PInow.com Investigator Badge

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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.
(sn) = ServeNow.com Members (pn) = PInow.com Members

 
Alaska
Sterling Investigative Agency (pn) Wasilla, AK
 
Alberta
Provincial Process Service (sn) Calgary, AB
 
Arizona
AccuSearch, Inc. (pn) Phoenix, AZ
 
California
Worldwide Intelligence Network (pn) Los Angeles, CA
 
Colorado
D. King Investigations (sn) Colorado Springs, CO
The Hawkins Agency, LLC (pn) Colorado Springs, CO
 
Florida
Barnes Detective Agency (pn) Kissimmee, FL
Everett P.I. Services, Inc (pn) Ocala, FL
Ex-cel Investigations (pn) St. Petersburg, FL
Lanier Security Group Inc. (pn) Mims, FL
Track Investigations (pn) Cutler Ridge, FL
 
Idaho
Mower Services (sn) Pocatello, ID
S. Robinson & Associates Investigative Services (pn) Twin Falls, ID
 
Illinois
PII, Inc. (sn) Chatham, IL
 
Kansas
Branda Detective Agency, Inc. (pn) Wichita, KS
 
Michigan
AGLS Process Serving & Court Services (sn) Birmingham, MI
 
Mississippi
Max Investigations, LLC (sn) Holly Springs, MS
 
North Carolina
Accurate Investigations Group (pn) Nags Head, NC
 
Pennsylvania
Celtic Legal Services (sn) East Stroudsburg, PA
 
South Carolina
Anthony Proietta & Associates (sn) Greenville, SC
 
Texas
ATX Protection & Investgations Corp. (pn) Austin, TX
Buddy Scherff (sn) Brookshire, TX
Castorani & Crowley, Inc. (pn) Houston, TX
Process Service Clearinghouse (sn) Red Oak, TX
 
Washington
Acute Investigative Services (sn) Yakima, WA
Mercer Island Process (sn) Seattle, WA
 
Wisconsin
Midwest Investigations (pn) Westby, WI

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This Issue
Arrow Icon Featured Article
Preparing Your Business for Sale
Arrow Icon Testimonials
What are ServeNow.com & PInow.com Advertisers Saying?
Arrow Icon Government Contracts
Available Government RFPs for Process Servers & Investigators
Arrow Icon ServeReport Exclusives
Articles Written for Process Servers & Investigators
Arrow Icon ServeReport Sponsors
Meet the ServeReport Sponsors
Arrow Icon Industry Events
Upcoming Process Serving & Investigative Events
Arrow Icon Member Badges
Member Icons for your Web Site
Arrow Icon Welcome our Newest Members
Who's New on ServeNow.com?

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