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Volume 5, Issue 5 | May 27, 2009

Featured Article

Competing on Value or Price?

Competing on Value or Price?
by ServeNow.com

According to a poll in the PInow.com and ServeNow.com Yahoo! Groups 28 percent of investigators have discounted their fees during the recession, and 16 percent of process servers have cut rates as well. Times are tough, and while many process servers and investigators have seen an unprecedented amount of work with the foreclosure and collection boom, others are reaching a point where they have cut prices. This begs the question: During the recession, should you be competing on value or price?

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60 Minutes To a More Professional Process Serving Business

60 Minutes To a More Professional Process Serving Business
by ServeNow.com Staff

Adam Camras, co-founder of ServeNow.com, presented "60 Minutes To a More Professional Process Serving Business" at the National Association of Professional Process Servers Annual Conference. In case you missed the presentation, it's now online. Also, take the bonus quiz to find out how you can improve your business' professionalism.

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Customer Testimonials
What are ServeNow.com and PInow.com advertisers saying?

ServeNow.com Testimonials
If you are interested in learning more about joining ServeNow.com click here for more information or contact us at (877) 737-8366.

"ServeNow.com has a very good service and a great website. The day after I was listed I received two calls. It increased my exposure to the point where I was getting calls on a daily basis. I was so pleased with ServeNow.com, that I felt the need to recommend it to a friend of mine. Since then, his company has been listed with ServeNow.com as well."

 Daniel H. Casas
 San Benito Process Service
 Hollister, CA

"Let me start by saying I have been very pleased with ServeNow.com. My business increased significantly in the month of January. Thank you!"

 Keri L. Hayes
 A Closer Look Investigations, Inc.
 Jacksonville, FL

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PInow.com Testimonials
If you are interested in learning more about joining PInow.com click here for more information or contact us at (888) 997-4669.

"In just a few short months of advertising with PInow.com I have already experienced a great response. My advertising has enabled me to receive cases from clients in my local market as well as from other states. Online marketing with PInow.com has really produced a great return for my business!"

 Dax Ramos
 Eagle Eye Investigator
 N Las Vegas, NV

"I think PInow.com is one of the greatest sources of investigative clients from all over the world. They offer a tremendous opportunity for PIs 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

Polygraph Examinations
Oregon
Agency: The City of Medford
Description: The services of a polygraph examiner are being requested to test offenders referred to the Theft Recovery Program.
Bid Due Date: June 2, 2009
» Click Here for full details (Requires PInow.com Yahoo! Group Membership. It's FREE.)

Background Checks
Florida
Agency: Florida International University
Description: This invitation to bid is for the purpose of selecting a vendor who will be able to provide Florida International University with comprehensive background verification services to be used in the hiring of prospective employees.
Bid Due Date: June 4, 2009
» Click Here for full details (Requires PInow.com Yahoo! Group Membership. It's FREE.)

Background Checks
Washington, D.C.
Agency: The United States Agency for International Development
Description: The USAID is requesting proposals for individuals to perform Background Investigations on personnel selected to enter on duty with USAID and to update security clearances on personnel already on board.
Bid Due Date: June 17, 2009
» Click Here for full details (Requires PInow.com Yahoo! Group Membership. It's FREE.)

Process Serving
Kansas
Agency: Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
Description: The Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services are requesting the proposals for service of legal process from qualified individuals.
Bid Due Date: June 19, 2009
» Click Here for full details (Requires ServeNow.com Yahoo! Group Membership. It's FREE.)

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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 Use Technology To Your Advantage (Apr. 2009)
News Item Roadmap to Success: Leadership, Technology and Professionalism (Mar. 2009)
News Item Thomas Ruskin: From NYPD to PI (Feb. 2009)
News Item Six Ways to Thrive in 2009 (Jan. 2009)
News Item Top Ten Tax Tips Before the Year Ends (Dec. 2008)
News Item Six Items to Put on Your Holiday Wish List (Dec. 2008)
News Item Your Business Card, Your Brand (Nov. 2008)
News Item Preparing Your Business for Sale (Sep. 2008)
News Item Why Offer Process Serving? (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)
 
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 Five Tips to Try When Your Website Isn't Ranking (Oct. 2008)
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 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.

NALI Annual Conference
Nashville, TN | June 18-20, 2009
PPIAC Annual Conference
Estes Park, CO | September 10-12, 2009

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
  
ProcessServers.com Member 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
(ps) = ProcessServers.com Members

 
Alabama
Anthony’s Process Service, LLC. (sn) Valley, AL
Had-Fam Investigation & Legal Services (sn) Montevallo, AL
 
Alaska
Alaska Court Services, Inc. (sn) Anchorage, AK
 
California
Attorney's Certified Services (ps) Bakersfield, CA
Walters Legal Service (sn) Madera, CA
 
Colorado
Colorado Process Servers (sn) Lakewood, CO
 
Connecticut
Infidelity Investigations (pn) Bridgeport, CT
Parallax Security Litigation Services (sn) Fairfield, CT
 
Florida
A Closer Look Investigations, Inc. (pn) Jacksonville, FL
Jim Mosley Process Service (sn) Fort Pierce, FL
Maxim Services (sn) Daytona Beach, FL
Serversforu (sn) Ellenton, FL
 
Georgia
Acquired Information (sn) Kennesaw, GA
Chatham Process Service (sn) Kennesaw, GA
Dominion Servers (sn,ps) Woodstock, GA
 
Hawaii
Fujiuchi Investigations, Inc. (pn) Lihue, HI
 
Indiana
Mid-Central Investigations Inc. (pn) Monticello, IN
 
Iowa
Eye For An Eye Investigations (pn) Fort Dodge, IA
 
Kentucky
Kentucky Special Investigations Unit (pn) London, KY
 
Massachusetts
ServeBoston.com (sn) Boston, MA
 
Michigan
Livingston Judicial Process (sn) Taylor, MI
 
Missouri
Quick 'N Served (sn) Kansas City, MO
 
Nebraska
Lincoln Process Service (sn) Lincoln, NE
 
Nevada
Action Process Service of Nevada (ps) Las Vegas, NV
Williams-Jamal, Ltd. (pn) Las Vegas, NV
 
New Jersey
Kerry Tucker, Private Detective (pn) Moorestown, NJ
 
New York
Accu-Serve, Ltd. (ps) Westbury, NY
Kear Attorney Service (sn) Rochester, NY
North Star Agency (pn) Endicott, NY
P.R.L. Investigations, LLC (pn) Centereach, NY
 
North Carolina
Express Process Servers (sn) Greensboro, NC
Nichols Investigations (sn) Hampstead, NC
Taylor Surveillance And Investigations (pn) Hickory, NC
 
Ohio
Buckeye Legal Investigations (sn) Dublin, OH
Lemons Detective Agency (sn) Whitehall, OH
 
Ontario
Hamilton-Toronto Area Process Serving, Inc. (sn) Hamilton, ON
 
South Carolina
Eagle Express Process Server, LLC. (sn) Elgin, SC
Strategic Communications (pn) Beaufort, SC
Sutton & Associates Investigations, Inc. (sn,ps) Greenville, SC
Williams Investigative Services (sn) North Charleston, SC
 
Tennessee
TPS Services, Inc. (sn) Knoxville, TN
Triple A Process Servers (sn) Nashville, TN
 
Texas
Associated Legal Services, LLC (sn) Cleveland, TX
BJK Process (sn) Laredo, TX
DAR'S Civil Process Service (sn) Orange, TX
 
Virginia
Atlantic Process & Courier Service (sn) Stafford, VA
FrontSight Investigations, LLC (pn) Lansdowne, VA
H&H Bail Enforcement And Security, Inc. (pn) Charlottesville, VA
JM Richard Investigations LLC (pn) Newport News, VA
P & R Investigations, Inc. (sn) Quinton, VA

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This Issue
Arrow Icon Featured Article
Competing on Value or Price?
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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