Collaborate for better results: Top tips for subcontracting success

Collaborate for better results

I’ve just returned from Orlando after attending the incredible OSMOSIS conference, where I heard well-known speakers and networked with hundreds of other investigators. At the Bits & Bytes networking event, I also had the opportunity to present a short table talk on Subcontracting Success: Top Tips for Making it Work. I love this topic because, […]

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Too much information: Now what?

information overload

TMI. Too much information. Can the results of an investigation or research project provide so much information, that it’s overwhelming? To you and your client? A recent question from a colleague reminded me that it’s not always about finding too little or, worse, no information. Here’s what what happened during a background investigation she was […]

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Due Diligence Hall of Shame: Trusting just one source

Trust, but verify

You’re looking for a financial planner, a trusted adviser and professional. Where do you go? Maybe you try, a directory operated by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. But, can you trust that your searches there will lead you to the right individual? According to a July 30th Wall Street Journal article, the […]

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Five differences between compliance and due diligence

Differences between compliance and due diligence investigations

Due diligence background investigations and compliance background checks. It’s easy to get them confused. Both processes verify that people and companies are who they say they are, and they’re both used for risk reduction. They help you decide – Do you want to, can you, do business with these people or entities? But due diligence […]

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When to conduct a due diligence background investigation

Clock and Calendar Pages show concept of time

Lately I’ve been reading a lot about M&A and other deal-making processes. I’m learning who’s involved, what steps need to be taken before signing on the dotted line, and the risks involved at each step. What I find most interesting, though, is that due diligence is usually listed as the step taken just before signing […]

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What I’m reading

Beach reading

As you can see, I’ve been away from blogging. In addition to taking care of our regular clients and working on an exciting new project, I’ve taken an actual vacation – one that didn’t involve firing up my laptop to do “just one thing.” Just some rest and relaxation at our favorite cottage in North […]

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