What a Down Year Taught Me About Marketing

Does a long business slump make you compromise on who you are and what you value? It shouldn't. Here's why.

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Op-Ed: Colorado Private Investigator Licensing: Five Years In

Renewing Colorado's wildly successful state licensing program for private investigators should have been a no-brainer. Instead, it's been a fight.

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7 Cost-Saving Tips for Launching Your Small PI Agency

Starting your own PI agency is an exciting and risky endeavor. Here are some ways to save yourself money and headaches as you're just starting out.

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It’s Time for Virtual PI Conferences

Online professional education and networking events are a current necessity — and potentially, a more cost-effective and convenient future.

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Selling Ourselves Short Is Not a Good Long-Term Survival Strategy

How a convoluted tale about a missing half million, lousy with red flags, prompted me to reflect on my worth as a professional investigator.

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International Private Investigators Face Challenges During Quarantine

For the private investigation industry to weather the Covid-19 crisis, innovation, flexibility, and transparency are key.

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Why You Should Start Charging Retainers for Every Job

Ask for a check before you begin work and protect that money until you've earned it. You'll be glad you did—and ultimately, so will your clients.

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Op-Ed: Is An 88% Success Rate Really a Success?

If PIs are going to take credit for all the successful cases, then we need to take credit for the failures.

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Business Development for Private Investigators: What Works & What Doesn’t

According to California investigator Tim Santoni, successful marketing is a subtle alchemy of making connections, sharing information, and finding your public voice.
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