. . . and Make Money at It in Today’s Business World
by Russ Bubas

5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, 144 pp. $20.00

Things have really changed but here is your chance to really advance! Starting up a private investigative agency or taking one to just barely paying the phone bill to making a lot of money is tuff to do in today's competitive but information driven global economy. However, this guide is full of those goldmine nuggets that mean the difference between successful and failure. It takes you by the hand and shows you exactly what you need to do to become a big time private investigative agency in today's world.

Very few jobs today offer the mystique, excitement and fun of being a private eye. Once a fixture of old movies and cheap detective novels, today’s private investigator is an important player in the modern business world, filling gaps where law-enforcement officers cannot or will not tread. And there’s plenty of work to be had -- if you know where to find it and, most importantly, how to get paid for it.

Table Of Contents Include:

• Introduction
• Shopping Services
• Background Investigations And Pre-Employment
• Skip Tracing
• Undercover Investigations
• Insurance Investigations
• Attorney Work
• Instinctual Property Investigations
• Corporate Investigations
• Physical And Personal Security Work
• Running Your Business
• Marketing Your Business
• Some War Stories
• Sample Narrative Investigative Report
• Sample Check-Off Report
• Sample Employee Release Form
• Online Investigative Resources

Author Russ Bubas has spent 35 years in the business and now runs a successful corporate private investigation firm with more than 1,000 clients nationwide. In Be a Big Time, Big Deal Private Eye, Bubas provides an entertaining introduction to private investigation as an adventurous, profitable and satisfying career. He describes the common (and not so common) slices of the modern PI business, including who uses these services and why, and he tells you how to price your work correctly so you can make a good living at it. Bubas uses fascinating stories from his long career to show you how PIs operate in the real world -- whether it’s staking out crooked employees in downtown bars, working undercover in major corporations or performing any number of other assignments that modern PIs are expected to do. Finally, he shows you how to establish and run your own business like a professional, from setting up shop to landing your first clients to marketing your services the right way. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, 144 pp.

Russ Bubas is the owner of Data Quest, Ltd., which he built from a small, local detective agency to a corporate private investigations firm with international capabilities and a client base of more than 1,000 companies. Russ’s distinguished career of more than 35 years has earned him a reputation as one of the leading investigative experts in the business.




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