How I Started and Grew My Business

Brian Wilingham - Going Solo - Value Examiner2

A few months ago, I did an interview with Rod Burkert, the founder of a business valuation and litigation support firm Burkert Valuation Advisors, LLC. Burkert writes a series called “Practicing Solo” for the Value Examiner which features interviews with sole practitioners from various fields providing some real-life practical advice from professionals who have went out […]

Lessons From a Two-Day Private Investigator Training Course

Private Investigator Training

A few weeks back, I gave an intensive two-day training course for private investigators at a New York City-based investigative firm. The course was called Gathering, Analyzing and Interpreting Internet Intelligence – Master Class (I totally stole the “Master Class” from my friend Eli Rosenblatt). It was an exhaustive look into how to gather and […]

The Luckiest Private Investigator in the World

Luck Private Investiagtor

  “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” ~ Thomas Jefferson Life isn’t a lottery. It’s not a win-some-lose-some kind of thing. It’s about choices. And making smart decisions about those choices. That “lucky” person we all seem to know? It’s really […]

How to Obtain a Lifetime Driver Abstract from New York

New York Drivers License Abstract

Anyone can request their own driver abstract record or “lifetime abstract” in New York by submitting Form MV-15 to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, but for individuals seeking to obtain someone else’s record, there are privacy protections in place. New York State driving records are protected by the Federal Driver’s Privacy Protection […]

Giving Thanks (With a Spy Twist)

Eye Spy - Diligentia Group

Last year we started a tradition of giving thanks to some of our clients with a custom football made by my friend Paul Cunningham at Leather Head Sports. In an era where fastest and cheapest are formulas we use to describe the value of things, it’s a clear reminder that quality, premium goods and services […]