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What Does Your Email Signature Say About You?

By Takisha Smith— Are you closing your emails with “Regards, My Name”? Are you giving the reader more information about your business or other ways to contact you? Email signatures can be an effective addition to your marketing efforts and help brand you and your notary business across many different social platforms.

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How to Use A QR Code in Your Marketing

By Takisha Smith—What Is A QR Code? A QR Code (abbreviated for “Quick Response”) is a barcode that contains data that can be read by a smartphone’s camera using a QR reader/scanner. QR Codes can contain information about a business such as a website’s URL, contact information or even social media platforms. By scanning a…

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A Hospital Signing Incident: Reduced Mental Capacity

By Tim Gatewood—I received a call this week from an adult daughter of a man who had recently had a stroke and had been moved to a rehabilitation hospital here in Memphis. She wanted me to come to the rehab hospital to notarize a letter from her dad so she can “get the ball rolling”…

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Planning For A Successful Year

By Alex Yvonnou—Being a successful notary signing agent under difficult industry circumstances has been challenging for many of us. But success stems from proper planning. And anytime is a good time to plan your course of action for the rest of the year. A basic business plan can give you a blueprint for success and…

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Can A Notary Public Certify Copies?

By Tim Gatewood—When I first became a Notary Public, I was a Legal Secretary. My attorney boss was in the habit of making certified copies of documents that he prepared. He had a rubber stamp that he used for the purpose & he would sign each place it was stamped.

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The Power of One Voice

By Carol Salter—I am constantly amazed at the power of one voice. If you look down the corridor of time, you see all the decisions, events and votes that were cast that changed the course of history. In 1776, the English language was chosen over German as the official language, by one vote. In 1876…

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Marketing Notary Services in Today’s Economy

By Gerrie Pierre-Fleurimond—These days we have to use all available resources to maximize our incomes and reduce our expenses while earning our income as a Notary Public or Signing Agent. Using the Internet to reach our local market is key now and the Internet can be a great place to advertise our services since many…

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Notary Marketing Basics: Your Elevator Speech

By Laura Davis—An “elevator speech” is a concise summary of your services that you can relate to a potential customer while you are moving from floor to floor in an elevator. The length of your speech can be adjusted to 30, 60 or 90 seconds and a formal or informal tone depending on when and…

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