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Download the PACES Sessions
The 2014 and 2nd Annual PACES Conference was a HUGE success. We had in-house and online attendees from 15 states join us for this unprecedented event in the process serving industry. If you couldn’t make it, we look forward to seeing you next year.
The slides and videos are now available for $25. As bonus you’ll get the videos from past PACES events. Scrolling to the bottom of this page to access these videos.
Our Speakers and Sessions
Growing Your Process Serving Business
Michael Kern, CALSPro President
PSACO President Steve Glenn recently had the privilege of spending 90 minutes with Michael Kern who was born into the process serving industry. Steve asked Mike one question; “How do you transform a process serving company from a ‘mom and pop’ operation to a business you can grow and manage?” Please join us as the recent CALSPro Member of the Year and current President shares his experiences of taking over and growing the family business over the past 30 years.
Employee or Independent Contractors: Who is what and why do I care?
Laura Hazen, Attorney at H&K Law
Employee or Independent Contractor? There can be a fine line between these two distinctions, and sometimes the smallest of business practices can put your most obvious contractors in the Employee category. Laura, an experienced employment law attorney, will discuss the do’s and don’ts to classify your process servers independent contractors not employees. Many state Departments of Labor are targeting our profession as of late. She will talk about how you can handle these audits to confirm compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Process Server Assault Legislation
Steve Glenn, PSACO President, NAPPS Board of Directors
Assaults on process servers is a growing problem. While the headlines continue to roll in, little is being done to protect our profession. Steve will talk about ways individual process servers, company owners and associations can promote awareness that can lead to legislation that will help keep us safe out there.
Business Tips for Process Servers
Adam Camras, CEO, ServeNow
ServeNow has built its business over the last 10 years supporting process servers with marketing solutions, software products and advice on running a professional business. They have helped their clients get started in the industry and grow their businesses from one-man-shops to thriving operations that have ultimately sold. In this presentation, Adam covers actionable steps process serving business of all sizes can take to grow, improve their processes and increase their professionalism.
Preparing Your Business for Sale
Paula Ashcraft, Industry Consultant
The path to selling your business can be a bit bumpy and overwhelming. If your eventual exit or retirement strategy is to sell, you will want to be ready when buyers come knocking. Paula shares her experiences in selling her own business and provides you with a guide to preparing your business for sale.
Getting the Most Out of Professional Affiliations
Ruth Reynolds, NCAPPS President, NAPPS Director
Process serving veteran Ruth Reynolds is a founding member of the North Carolina Association of Professional Process Servers. Ruth will discuss the importance of professional associations, their purpose and how to optimize the benefits they afford their membership.
Advanced Skip Tracing Techniques
Mike Dores President & Lead Investigator, Mike Dores Investigations
Mike Dores has been a skip tracer and licensed Private Investigator since 1981. He is widely acknowledged as an industry expert, conducting seminars and speaking at investigative and collections industry conferences about how to effectively use public records to locate people. Mike has personally conducted or supervised over 50,000 skip trace assignments, mostly on behalf of other skip tracers, process servers, collection agencies, attorneys, insurance companies and other investigators.
TLO Virtual Tour: Tips and Tricks
Neil Caddell, TLO Analyst
TLO is a premiere national database for process servers and investigators. Neil will offer a virtual tour of the TLO platform, how to skip trace deeper within the TLO database and tips and tricks on how to best navigate the site.
Using Quickbooks 2013 for Increased Profit
Chris A. Johnson, CPA, PFS, Werner Group
Organizing finances is critical to any small business. Diligent tracking of business expenses and profit & loss can increase profit margins for process serving companies. Chris, an experienced CPA, will give us an overview of how you can more efficiently utilize QuickBooks 2013 to maximize margins.