Recently, we had the chance to sit down with Daniel Weiss, Licensed private investigator and Managing Partner of McCann Investigations. We asked him a few questions about his background and the investigative services company.
Why did you decide to start your own business, other than to make a living?
Daniel Weiss: I am a big picture guy. I enjoy coming up with a concept or idea and making it a reality. You cannot have that amount of creative freedom when you work for someone else.
Can you tell us about your business?
Daniel Weiss: McCann Investigations is an amalgamation of investigative services that encompass digital investigations as well as traditional private investigation tools.
How you found your niche?
Daniel Weiss: Because I come from an entrepreneurial business background, and not law enforcement, I can easily connect and identify with other business people in understanding the nuances of their company from both an operational and a financial standpoint. This gives me a unique perspective that a PI with a law enforcement background would not have.
What is the biggest challenge in running your own business?
Daniel Weiss: The hills and valleys that you go through. Sometimes we are overwhelmed with work, and occasionally there may be a lull in activity. Those lulls are dreadful.
What is the most frustrating part?
Daniel Weiss: The things that are beyond your control that hurt the business.
How do you market your business?
Daniel Weiss: We have an online marketing strategy with strong focus on Pay Per Click, SEO, website and brand development. We work to establish ourselves as subject matter experts in the field. We want our clients to be confident in our services, so we make sure that they understand what we do and how we can help.
Finally, what is your management style?
Daniel Weiss: I am very collaborative. I have been in this business long enough to understand where my strengths and weaknesses lie. I surround myself with people who have talents in areas where I do not. This type of collaboration produces the most success.
McCann Investigations has been serving its clients for over 28 years in and around the community of Bellaire, Texas. For more information about the company and its services, please visit McCann Investigations online at www.mccanninvestigations.com More can be found here.