Learning Business Basics 

I wrote here recently about the top three big questions that all notary signing agents must answer. The biggest of those is the first: how will I do business?

One reason that so many new businesses fail is the person who jumps into it without answering that question. While there are some particulars about a notary business that must be taken into account, getting started without any knowledge of business basics is a recipe for failure.

Small businesses (notary or otherwise) need to address these business basics when they start so that they can avoid problems later on & have a firm grasp of where they are on the road to success. So, what are the business basics?

Here’s a great place to start in your business education, as it’s your tax dollars at work, so it’s free to use


Here is another one. There’s going to be a FREE online half-day conference coming on June the 8th (from noon to 5pm Eastern time, 11am to 4pm Central time, 10am to 3pm Mountain time, or 9am to 2pm Pacific time). It’s sponsored by SCORE and others. See this link for the details & to register: Small Business Success Virtual Conference.

And here is a third one: the Small Business Administration has an online Learning Center that offers free classes that are available at your convenience, 24/7/365. Check this out at

Go! Learn! Grow!


About Tim Gatewood

55+, male, widowed. Mobile Notary Public and Signing Agent, Freelance Writer, and Ordained Minister. Willing servant to cats. Science fiction and fantasy fan, avid reader, Founder of the Darrell Awards. Author of _Getting Started As A Notary Signing Agent_ (available from https://notarymemphis.wordpress.com/books). Please be kind to one another.
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