20th Anniversary at Kusic and Kusic

As the world turns...March 1994: The Loch Ness Monster photo is confirmed to be a hoax. Silvio Berlusconi wins the Italian general election. The 66th Academy Awards has Schindler's List winning 7 Oscars. Tonya Harding pleads guilty for her attack on figure skater, Nancy Kerrigan. The Church of England ordains its first female priests....

Why Private Investigators Should Drink Beer

“Beer, it’s the best damn drink in the world.”–Jack NicholsonJim Rockford, of The Rockford Files always had a beer on hand. Inspector Morse’s favourite drink was beer because he was able to think better over a pint. And, Detective Inspector John Rebus frequently ordered a pint of beer at his favourite watering hole, the...

VINTAGE PI: Making it work

December 11 marks my twentieth wedding anniversary to my wife Ilona.Not only my wife, but 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of Kusic and Kusic.Ilona is also my business partner.We have both reached the age were marriage and business could be described as “vintage”. The dictionary describes the characteristics of that word as “excellence, maturity,...

The Future of Professional Investigation

"Growing demand for private investigation and related security services across the country has spurred greater professionalization within the industry." –Taras Hryb, President of the Private Investigator Association of British Columbia (PIABC) There are numerous incentives for investigators to join their professional associations, such as the PIABC. Members are able to participate in networking events, support professionalism...

Combating Counterfeiting with Consumer Awareness

Counterfeited items, mostly coming from China, are a global problem. Knock-offs range from tobacco and air bags to baby formula and drugs.The consumer often ends up with an inferior product or even worse, gets a serious illness. The owner of the intellectual property suffers financially from a weakened brand image.What’s the solution to the...

How Fast-food Restaurants Can Protect Reputation Online

Fast-food diners want a better experience overall, says Consumer Reports, who found that only 60 per cent of customers were satisfied.This underwhelming statistic held true whether the method of service was cafeteria-style, by delivery, drive-through or a typical over the counter transaction.What happens when customers are not satisfied with their fast-food dining experience? What...