A Local Notary Can Help You Support Your Clients

A Local Notary Can Help You Support Your Clients

When you think of the time that you will need to take away from your business, just to get documents notarized, it seems obvious to call a mobile notary public. It is an affordable convenience and will save you on gas, as well as time the next time you need to get official documents notarized.

If you are a real estate broker, lawyer, or medical professional there are a number of documents that will require a notary prior to being submitted to the governing body.

If you don’t have the time, or the desire to fight the traffic just to get to a notary, just pick up the phone and call a mobile notary. They will be at your door in no time, with all of the notary seals, stamps, and supplies that are needed when they arrive at your local office.

Suppose you need to notarize a power of attorney today. Your schedule is so booked up that it would be much easier to call for a notary to come to you, rather than taking the time to leave your business or residence to go to the notary. Just book it, and relax. The notary will ask about your exact location, and what the cross streets are, so that the notary will not be delayed in getting to you. They will ask what document you need notarized, and if you need any others. Also, make sure to tell the service about any extra documents you might need, and the notary will be prepared to notarize them all for a small additional price. There is usually a mobile fee and a fee for each signature to be notarized. And if you must hire the notary after business hours or on weekends, they will charge an additional fee for that as well.

You, along with any others whose signatures will need to be notarized, must have picture i.d.s available at the time the notary arrives. A photo identification can be in the form of a drivers license, passport, and even some real estate agents have photo i.d.s now. A mutually convenient time will be established for your notary to arrive. The mobile notary public will have all of the stamps and seals available, and the service will be quick and easy. Anytime, day or night, and even weekends, your traveling notary is available and at your service. For after business hours, there will be an additional modest fee, as well as for weekend bookings.

If you need additional documents signed and notarized that are not available to you, just tell the notary at the time you book the service, and they will make sure that your traveling notary arrives with all of the necessary documents and supplies. They are prompt and efficient. And you will find that it is worth the convenience to hire a traveling notary to come to you.

When time is of the essence and you need a notary in a hurry, it is good to know that a traveling notary public is available anywhere in the area at any given time. You will never need to take time off to get to a notary yourself again. A single phone call is all it takes. What an affordable convenience!


Exit Sign Codes and Requirements

Exit Sign Codes and Requirements

What are the requirements around illuminated exit signs? Who wrote the safety codes we follow in the United States, and what are they?

Before 1994, most building codes in the United States were determined by geographic region. One group, the Building Officials Code Administrators International, made the codes which were followed by architects, builders, and building owners on the East Coast and some of the Midwest; another, the Southern Building Code Congress International, was used in the Southeast; and yet another, the International Conference of Building Officials, was responsible for the West Coast and the rest of the Midwest. However, these groups merged in 1994 to create the International Code Council, or ICC, to develop codes and regulations that would go into effect across the country.

Despite being called the “International Code Council,” the ICC is a United States-based organization, whose policies are mostly adopted only in the US. One of the many documents which the ICC publishes is called the “International Building Code,” or IBC. Section 1011 of the IBC is where all of the regulations and codes surrounding illuminated exit signs are. IBC Section 1011 Exit Signs are those which are compliant with all of the rules laid out in the IBC.

What are the rules that IBC Compliant Exit Signs are required to follow? It is important to note that the specific policies change depending on which state or territory your building is in. However, some general guidelines apply across all states and territories which have adopted the IBC.

Our page explaining our photoluminescent illuminated exit sign technology also goes into some detail about what IBC Section 1011 requires, and the entire regulation is available at the International Code Council’s website. In short, illuminated exit signs are required when the way out of a building or room is not immediately clear to those within the space. As IBC Section 1011.1 says, “The path of egress travel to exits and within exits shall be marked by readily visible exit signs to clearly indicate the direction of egress travel in cases where the exit or the path of egress travel is not immediately visible to the occupants. Intervening means of egress doors within exits shall be marked by exit signs.”

While, as Slate magazine reports, the red-letter EXIT sign which is so ubiquitous in the United States is controversial internationally, large red letters reading “EXIT” are required on every illuminated exit sign in the United States. IBC Section 1011 Exit Signs must follow explicit guidelines around the size and style of the lettering. In addition to the fact that the word must “have plainly legible letters not less than 6 inches (152 mm) high with the principal strokes of the letters not less than ¾ inch (19.1 mm) wide,” IBC Section 1011 mandates that “the word ‘EXIT’ shall be in high contrast with the background and shall be clearly discernible when the means of exit sign illumination is or is not energized.”

4 sources of information about business start up costs

4 sources of information about business start up costs

Before you start your business, you need to know exactly how much capital you will need to get started. You need to create a good business plan and estimate how much you might need to start your business. If you underestimate your needs then you might soon run out of money. If you overestimate it you might never be able to start your business. You will need to know the solid figure. Here are some good sources from which you can get a good estimate about your business.

1. People in the business

People who are doing similar business can tell you how much you need to start your busienss. You can go to entrepreneurs outside your geographic area to get the right information.

2. Sources of supplies

Suppliers can tell you about the start up costs. They have experience in dealing with different businesses. So suppliers of businesses that are similar to yours can be a good source of information about the start up cost of your business.

3. Trade associations

Trade associations can actually give you a sample financial statement of an established business in your niche. This is a very good source of information.

4. Business consultants

A qualified business consultant can give you excellent advice on your start up costs. He or she will do intensive research before giving you an estimate.

Use any of these sources to get a good estimate about your business. But you need to present a practical business plan to them before they can give you an estimation for your business start up cost. You need to calculate the costs of your business including capital cost, fixed cost and variable cost. Then you can get a rough idea about how much money you have to accumulate to start up your business.