Every professional has tools for their trade.
As a notary public there are a few things that you must have in your arsenal to ensure you are not only prepared but profitable.
First, you should always have 2 notary stamps just in case you lose or break one, there will be a backup. You do not want to have a full week of loan closings scheduled and have a notary stamp break without a replacement available.
You also want to have a notary journal to keep track and log your notarial acts. This is required in some states but recommended in all. Keeping a journal allows you to keep track of your notarial acts to protect you and the general public.
Be sure to always have a few good pens in both black and blue so you are able to notarize any document regardless of state laws pertaining to ink color. You can also keep a receipt book and customized business cards. Be sure to leave your business cards with your General Notary Work and your Loan closings clients.
If you are going to be working as a notary signing agent, you also want to invest in a quality dual tray LaserJet printer for optimal printing.
There are always more things that you can purchase to increase the efficiency of your business but instead of using your personal funds to purchase items, we recommend re-investing 30% of what you earn into your business.
Allow your business to fuel itself after you take the first initial steps. You can do this!