Entries by Brad Dalhover

Case Management: A small investment in any investigator’s future

True businessmen / business women keep a watchful eye on costs.  A business that cavalierly spends money frivolously will not be around very long. However, smart business persons also invest in their future.  They ensure they have proper controls.  They work to operate efficiently.  They manage risk.  They impress clients with the quality and professionalism […]

Marketing targets for investigation and risk management companies you may have overlooked

Theoretically there are of course an almost infinite number of potential engagement opportunities for a firm offering investigation / risk management services.  In practice however, as you know of course, new business needs to be profitable, match your strengths, sourced cost effectively and without the commitment of an inordinate amount of time invested into the […]

The Core of Investigations: Accuracy, Consistency and Reliability

“Exception Management” is the bane of any high volume or process driven business.  For example, ask any bank, manufacturing organization, mortgage originator, retailer or home builder….managing exceptions and errors in any process is disproportionately costly, time consuming and offers exposure to their reputations.  Sometimes even to their businesses themselves.  It also is very distracting to […]

Five things to consider for your Private Investigation Business.

On top of some of the obvious elements key to your investigative business, i.e. the appropriate licensing, the legal structure decided upon  (LLC, S-Corp, Partnership or other), the location, etc. ….as a reminder (and if you have not done so already), you may want to also consider the following… Determine the markets you are serving […]

How important is a Marketing Strategy for an Investigation Business?

Although there are of course many key elements of a successful business, none are arguably any more important than marketing and sales.  As such, to our existing and future private investigation client base, we offer the following thoughts. As you update or develop an overall marketing plan, these are not the only things to incorporate […]

CROSStrax Review

We received this great review and wanted to share it with everyone! “Here at T.I.P.P Investigations LLC we take pride in the work that we do and how we treat our clients. I am a man of strong morals and values. I believe in the simplistic aspects of life and business. I further believe in […]

Mileage tracking apps for investigators

TOOLS TO MAKE RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS A LITTLE EASIER At CROSStrax™ we believe that our clients’ success is our success.  We believe that efficient and profitable customers who run healthy businesses are simply good business for us as well. That said, today we are not pitching CROSStrax here; nor are touting its many benefits. Rather, […]

Are you sure you don’t need investigation management software?

YOU DON’T NEED A STRONG CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH BUSINESS – ARE YOU SURE? At first glance, the statement, that you don’t have enough business to justify the cost a case management platform, appears logical.  You’re keeping overhead low while the volume of your client cases is less than desired. However, […]

Private Investigators: The Importance of Professional Marketing Materials

There are of course any number of marketing strategies and approaches in business that are proven and successful.  However, when a risk management / investigation firm is marketing to prospective clients, coming across as professional, thorough and reliable is particularly paramount.  Given the amount of trust being placed, the potential risks involved and discretion required….professionalism […]