Most cities and states in the US have strict licensing requirements for contractors. The type of license they need depends on the city, the type of project, and the trades they are involved in, but at a minimum, most contractors will need a business license, a trade license, public liability insurance and workmen’s compensation. Additional…

In the U.S., perhaps more than most western countries, we have a lot of respect for veterans of the military. Whether they served in World War II, Vietnam, Korea or one of the middle east wars, military service is a definite badge of honor, and garners instant respect. While that’s a good thing, it can…

As a company that specializes in in-depth, detailed and vetted checks, including a credit check for tenants before renting to them, we always recommend that landlords run a credit check as part of the vetting process simply to ensure that they know who they are renting to. However, while we absolutely believe that these checks…

When we hear the term “identity theft” we automatically tend to think of faceless criminals on the internet, stealing our credit card information and racking up huge bills, or purchasing homes, cars or other big ticket items using our personal information. However, while there certainly are an alarming number of cases like that, there are…

The world has got a lot smaller. The other side of the planet is now just an email or a Skype call away. That’s great news for companies, as they can now choose from a much larger pool of talent than ever before, and as we all know, great employees make great businesses. However, while…

It’s every landlord’s worst nightmare: Everything is going well for a while, rent is coming in like clockwork, and then, one month, it just doesn’t appear when it should. Best case scenario, your tenant is a few days late, you get the money later on, and it’s an isolated incident. Worst case, you go to your…

Way back in 1995, Hollywood explored the terror that is identity theft in the movie “The Net.” Sandra Bullock starred as a woman who had her life stolen, and to be honest, in the early nineties, the premise was part sci-fi and part thriller. Today, it’s an all too real occurrence, and people are having…

There’s an old saying most of us have heard or used at least once: never judge a book by its cover. Of course, the saying is meant to remind us that while first impressions matter, they’re not everything. It’s also increasingly true of prospective employees, and just because someone looks like the perfect candidate on…

The Importance of Employment and Educational Verifications How can you spot a diploma mill university? A diploma mill is an institution offering a degree, diploma, or certificate based on a fee without having to go through requirements for obtaining an education (Higher Education Opportunity Act, 2008). A diploma mill can also consist of having a…

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