By Alexandra Wilson
Jasmine Daniel became a notary because she wanted to help people in her community. Originally from New Jersey, she moved to Virginia to be with her boyfriend, who inspired her to start her business as a Certified Mobile Notary and Loan Signing Agent. She felt that there was a need for her to do something outside of her normal work environment to make a difference.
“You meet so many different people and sometimes clients become friends,” Daniel says. Her business is celebrating its one-year anniversary and she believes the process of owning a business requires constantly reinventing oneself. She markets her business through her website, Instagram, LinkedIn, in-person promotion and networking events.
Unique to Daniel’s business model is her work as a mobile notary. She travels throughout the Virginia Peninsula and occasionally outside of Virginia. As a notary, she provides people with another set of eyes when signing legal documents. This is an extra layer of protection to provide authenticity. Daniel offers a variety of services that include acknowledgements, mortgage loan closings, adoptions, divorce papers, court filings, affidavits and sworn statements, medical authorization, power of attorney, promissory notes, education documents, apostilles, living wills and deeds of trust, to name a few.
One thing that makes Daniel‘s notary service effective is the convenience it offers to her clients. The pandemic shifted the daily lives of many. Some now work from home or don’t have childcare. Some of Daniel’s clients are elderly. Daniel’s mobile service makes it easier for her to come to them. Her background in supply chain logistics and contracts management supports her business, EGT Notary Services, LLC. Daniel also has a bachelor’s degree in business management.
When she isn’t working, Daniel enjoys traveling. She enjoys seeing the diversity of other areas, checking out their culture and food. Her travels have taken her to Spain, Jamaica, Bermuda, Mexico, New Orleans, New York and Canada. One of her most important “gifts” is the chance to perform community service and volunteer work. “Offering community service has helped me to find a different portion of myself,” Daniel says. She feels blessed to have opportunities that provide her ways to share her wealth with others.