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Corporate Leaders Tips For Hiring A Bodyguard

Jul. 27, 2020 2:29 AM ET
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I am a value investor, focusing mostly on micro-companies selling for a steep discount to price/book, price/sales, price/earnings, EV/EBITDA and/or other traditional measures of value. (Price-to-book is my favorite, by far.) To control risk, I also prefer a low net debt/equity, ideally 30% or less.

You don't need to be wealthy or famous to hire a bodyguard. If you want to hire one, then you can easily do it. Hiring a bodyguard offers peace of mind, regardless if you hire one for general safety purposes or if there's a direct threat against you.

Hiring a bodyguard shouldn't be taken lightly because there's no shortage of companies that take advantage of those who are in need of protection and peace of mind. This is why conducting research is important. Don't worry though because we've compiled tips and advice on how you can go about hiring a bodyguard. There's no need to rush into a decision, so with that said continue to read on.

Before you do anything, you should weigh all of your options. You want to make a choice based on what your requirements are and what's best for you. The last thing you want is to go with the cheapest option for the sake of it being the cheapest option. Always do your research.

Google is a great tool and a good place to start your search. You can search for terms such as "hire a bodyguard" or "bodyguard services near me". You'll be shown results that you can sift through. You'll learn what security companies are nearby, as well as security companies that provide their services nationwide.

Check out several companies' websites to get a feel for them. Do the companies come off knowledgeable and professional? If they have links to their social media profiles, then go check them out too and see how they conduct themselves on their profiles. Don't forget to see if the companies are sharing relevant news or info online.

Are the companies' workers posing for photos in front of their clients' cars and homes because if they are, then this is a major red flag and you should think twice about using them. Another thing you want to do is read reviews, and then you can narrow down the list to the top 3-4 companies. Here's a tip, do a bit of digging into real reviews about the companies, and don't just look at the reviews on their websites and social media profiles.

Google business reviews, Facebook, Yell and FreeIndex are all great places to read reviews. Plus, these places will give you a general idea of how good of a service the companies provide and what their customers are saying about them. Does it seem like the companies are honest, reliable, go the extra mile for their customers and are they highly rated? Make note of negative reviews and then ask the companies about them.

After you've done your research, the next step is to contact each company. Ask them about the services they provide and take the time to get to know more about them. When speaking with them, you'll want to inquire about things such as:

. Negative reviews you've found

. How much body guard training and experience the bodyguards possess

. How long the company's been in business for

. Where the company is located

. How much they charge for their services

. The terms and conditions surrounding their services

. Whether or not there's a non-disclosure agreement or confidentiality agreement in place

The bottom line is the more questions you ask a company, the better off you'll be. Before you make a decision, you'll want to think long and hard about the companies' services and answers they gave you during your conversation with them. Consider your specific requirements and your specific needs.

By now, you'll have a good idea of which company you should use. The best security company will go out of their way to stand out of the crowd. Plus, they won't use hard marketing or scare tactics to try to get your business.

It all comes down to your security and personal protection. When it comes to choosing a company that provides bodyguard services, choose the one you feel the most comfortable with. Never opt for the cheapest company just because they are cheap. You could end up with a bodyguard that has no experience, licensed or insured.

The above tips and advice should help you find and choose the best company. Consider your personal situation and your specific requirements. Then you can make the final decision as to which company you should use.

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