Yes, I have all the correct NACIS attached to my SAMS account. It was very simple. I did receive a few phone calls but it was for contracts that were way too big for my small company.
I am not saying it is a con for just charging for DUNS and SAMS. It is all things put together. He spams contractors constantly asking for money to run his servers, It doesn't take that much money to run servers. He claims to be a hacker I know for a fact he can not hack anything. He claims to be former military intelligence. I have very serious doubts about that claim.
In my experience, if someone tries to say they are something they most likely are not what they claim. If you have to tell someone you are something you are most likely full of it. If you truly are something everyone knows you are and you don't have to tell anyone.
Lastly, his joke of a union has not accomplished one price increase ever to my knowledge.
Union???? You talking about the IAFST thing???
My understanding from a guy out here...he flips properties for hedge fund people that he was connected with via IAFST...he has bever said anything about a Union.
This is just me..I moved away from the industry #I I sued FAS & AMS #2 we made a conscience decision not to carry a contract. Whether said contract (WO) was for 2 day or 30 days let alone 30+ days. When I decided to focus more on business and media we backed out all together. However, our last clients, we would invoice at 8AM by 1PM we had our fee deposited.
That is the difference between working the private sector and a pyramided industry. When we worked directly with FNMA our margins were 31-35% per invoice...with an NAMFS member our margins fell 20% or lower per WO...
One thing I have always done is work with SCORE and I have always suggested...highly recommend...contacting your local SCORE office ad participate in their conferences. They are some of the best business minds around.
I got involved as I saw my father use them. They helped me with Business Plan ( now I assist) they helped me with every chart analysis ( now I assist) Every Business 101 production I have made was one of their classes.
When Aladay Organic farms won it's first Small Farm Award at one of their success events.
for the record...I still clean properties just not for NAMFS Members....
This is part of my next project that is under snow right now!