COVID-19 Notary Update

In the midst of this pandemic, we’re sure you’re wondering how safety precautions like “safer at home” will impact your business or your commission timeline. Here is the latest information we’ve received.  Response to the outbreak has varied state by state, with several making accommodations to allow for remote video

READ MORE

Confidential Marriage Licenses

Confidential Marriage Licenses   It’s Valentine’s day and we all know what that means— another excuse for card and candy companies to make lots of money on a manufactured holiday!!! …Well, yes, but, hopefully, love is also in the air! (…and who doesn’t love a reason to celebrate?) What you

READ MORE

The Apostille and the Notary

The Apostille. You’ve probably seen this word floating around while performing your notarial duties. It was definitely included in your training as a notary. But, unless you’re frequently working with documents traveling outside the country, you might not be exactly sure what it is. According to California’s Secretary of State,

READ MORE

Remote vs Electronic Notarizations

As Bob Dylan sings, “The times they are a-changing.” Really, they’ve already changed. We live in a digital world. Aspects of technology and connectivity reach nearly every industry under the sun, including the work of a Notary Public. The impact of this change, however, is slow to make its way

READ MORE

Every Journal Entry is Important

  Document signers must sign your journal for each notarization even if they are signing ten identical documents. If you are notarizing each document that means you must complete ten journal entries that corresponding to each document. Loan signings are no exception. It is not enough to indicate “loan documents”

READ MORE

I-9 Form – Everything you need to know!

When a new employee is hired to work remotely, a company may instruct the new hire to take the I-9 Form to a Notary for completion. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) uses the I-9 form to verify employment eligibility.  Every employee in the United States must have one on

READ MORE

When Should You Turn In Your Notary Journal?

A family friend attended one of our notary classes awhile back, passed the exam and became a successful notary for two full terms. She notarized for a private school where she worked as well as for the occasional parent.  After 8 years, she called me and asked what she should

READ MORE

Yelp Yourself To Some Free Advertising!

We’ve  all used Yelp at least once to search for restaurants when we’d like to try something new, but have you ever thought of listing your Loan Signing Agent business? Only 25% of Yelp’s businesses are restaurants, leaving the majority of listings in all other categories. Doing a search on Yelp

READ MORE

Upping Your Small Business Game

Always on the mind of an entrepreneur is the question, “Where do I invest my marketing dollars?” Attending seminars, lectures and expos can expose you to strategies that might lead to increased revenue.  The NPS staff attended the Small Business Expo last week in Los Angeles looking for effective marketing

READ MORE