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5 Ways to Reduce Your Business Start Up Expenses as a Notary Public

Do you want to make extra money in a side business? Have you considered becoming a Notary Public? As we’ve discussed on this website, it’s a great way to earn money. Depending on how many hours you want to devote to the role, you can choose part-time, occasional work, or full-time business. While you need to research the rules and fees for your state, there are some basic start-up expenses, such as setting up your office. Here are some ways to save money while you start your business.

  1. Set up a home office. It doesn’t have to be a huge space or separate room in your house. Think about whether you’re inviting clients to your office, or whether you’re conduct most business outside your home. In addition to your Notary Public fees and equipment, you could start with a desk and file folders. Check with your tax preparer on specific tax deductions you may be eligible for.
  2. Computer, printer, and fax. If you already have a computer, you can use that for keeping client logs, conducting research, or marketing online. If you need a computer, or need one that you’ll strictly use for your business, search for online sales. You can find comparison websites that allow you to enter the type of product you’re looking for while it does the heavy lifting and searches for deals across the Internet. Search comparison websites for the best printer. Many come with extra features, such as being able to make copies or sending faxes.
  3. Business Cards. Look for deals with local printers. Not only are they usually competitively priced, but local printers want to attract local customers. Ask about loyalty rewards programs and special package deals, which could lower your overall bill. If you don’t mind waiting for shipping, search for online printers that allow you to design your own card and offer deep discounts on big orders.
  4. Work Clothes. For your new role, you want to present yourself as a professional, especially when you’re visiting banks, large companies, or clients’ businesses. You don’t have to break the bank to buy a new wardrobe. You can save money with Ashley Stewart, which offers first time buyer discounts and percent off, specialty coupons.
  5. You can network and market your business online and in person. Before you join every single networking meeting in your area, choose a handful and visit. Each group is run differently, in terms of members’ eligibility, membership fees, and other requirements. Most groups offer a free visit so you can get a feel for the group and decide if it’s a good fit for your business.