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Posted - 11/26/2013 :  8:04:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit johnysam's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I totally agree with you Shannon. If you want to become a successful person in life then it is very important to have a professional attitude with your employees.
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Posted - 08/04/2013 :  08:55:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit Shannon's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Completely agree with Carmen. I now have three "company names" due to circumstances of having acquired some of these businesses from others. Each company name has its own identity but my clients know ME as the face of the business. While I absolutely see that company names are not important to your one-on-one clients, the time when they become relevant is in generating that first call. I know that surnames can be avoided when selecting a notary. I run into a lot of issues when people are looking for a female notary and find out "Shannon" is a man.

For whatever reason they find me, it's my job to do the things Carmen mentions in order to keep them. Be professional. Be on-time. Be prepared.

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Posted - 01/01/2012 :  07:57:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
IMHO, the best way to secure clients is to keep your word, be professional, dress well and give your best the first time (and every time thereafter). However, first impressions mean everything. This means from the first call of a particular job to the finish of that job you need to give it 100%. Believe me they remember these things.

Advertising is a must. I think you need to have a well written profile with great notes and it is a necessity to have a website!. It looks professional. Also Certification is key. The whole idea is to stand out from the crowd. This is VERY competitive business. So if you are really serious about this profession you have to do whatever you have to to stand out from the crowd.

I dont think it is not necessary for you to have a business name. This is a very personable 'one on one' type business we are in. They make a better connection with you as a individual not as a company in my opinion. I am not saying that you should not have one but I feel the connection is stronger by keeping with a personal name.

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Posted - 02/04/2011 :  1:57:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit mgadler's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by claudia

I think you get hired more often if you do the job right the first time every time. I think your reputation follows you and you will be a sought after notary.

Absolutely! Let me add a timeliness component to this. If you always do the job as you told them, at the price quoted them, properly, pleasantly, and promptly you will always get repeat business. Reliability is very important to repeat customers.


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Posted - 01/26/2009 :  10:06:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit claudia's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think you get hired more often if you do the job right the first time every time. I think your reputation follows you and you will be a sought after notary.

Edited by - claudia on 01/26/2009 10:09:35 PM
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Posted - 09/29/2008 :  2:14:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbelmont's Homepage  Reply with Quote
When I researched who was getting more visits, those with company names were getting more. I think that for name recognition, my guess is that a company name with a hyphen and then a personal name makes the most sense.

ABC notary - Fred

Seems to be a good idea. It has not been tried on any large scale so I am guessing here. You get the professional image of a company name, and the name recognition of having your personal name which people have gotten to know over the years if you are a seasoned notary.

I am the only one who can change company names for security reasons. I had a problem in 2006 with notaries putting astericks and all capital letters, such as "***call FRED***", so I had to stop this nonsense and control what was written.

Anyone can request that I put a company name on their profile and I'll do it generally within 24 hours.

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Posted - 05/19/2008 :  8:59:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit joanbergst's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I agree with most of what you have said. The part I don't agree with is your stating that you have a 17% better chance of being hired if you use a "company name" instead of your own personal name.

When I started in 2002 most loan signers used a company name and they are the names at the top of listing(s) and were bright enough to renew their top listing every year as I do in Riverside CA.

I think the best way to have companies remember a loan signer is using our own name plus the city we are located in.

I can't change my name to Joan Bergstrom Mobile Notary Riverside CA in your directory; what am I doing wrong?
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Posted - 03/12/2008 :  5:02:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbelmont's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Since you are paying a fixed cost for your listing, it makes sense to make the most out of it.

has many very helpful tips on how you can get the most out of your listing. Most of the methods are free and easy to implement. Happy reading.
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