Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Dangers of Being An Understaffed Security Company


In a previous article that I wrote titled The Basics of Hiring Security Guards: Who, Where, When, and How I outlined some basic principles on the security guard hiring process.  In that article under the section “When To  Hire”, I discuss a concept that I call “Continuous Interviewing.”  In that section I briefly touched on why you should be engaging in this practice.  In this article I will elaborate on situations that you might find yourself in if you choose not to.

Understaffed? Your Officers Will Love The Overtime

One of the biggest problems of being understaffed is the inability to cover open posts and consequently incurring excessive officer overtime.  In the research that I have done,
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A Guide To Selling Your Company In The Security Industry


selling-your-company-security-industry-2Over the next decade, six out of ten U.S. business owners plan to sell their companies, a noticeable increase over previous years. Many of these owners are baby-boomers with an eye on selling their businesses to fund their retirement.  As a result, sale preparation and exit strategy are high priorities for these owners. If you are one of these business owners who is thinking about selling your company, start taking steps today to prepare your business for sale.  Doing so will help to maximize long-term value and create a more profitable company.

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How Do You Compare To Top Security Company Managers?


Although I loved the security guard company that my father and I built, I would never call it a top security company. But as part of my current position here at, I have had the opportunity to talk with dozens of companies that I would call top security guard companies.

Over the past four years, many of the owners and managers for these companies have shared some really incredible stories.  Most of the stories make you laugh and others just leave you shaking your head in disbelief.  Many of these stories gave me some insight into the type of owner or manager that the storytellers were.  After a while, I began to notice that there were some common traits that many of these top security company managers had in common.  In this blog I will share some of the common characteristics that I have found that these owners and managers have.  While you are reading through this list, ask yourself how do you compare?

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