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Meet the Black Entrepreneur Who Left a Six Figure Career to Start a Mobile Notary Service

Mobile notaries are commonplace in the Bay Area, ready to notarize a variety of documents – anytime, anywhere. That’s why colleagues of Yvonne Sidell were skeptical when she decided to trade in her six-figure salary career in FDA regulatory affairs and start her own mobile business, Mobile Certification Services LLC.

Yvonne Sidell, founder of Mobile Certification Services LLC

Sidell says that although people were excited for her new venture, they kept asking ‘Why are you leaving the security of a corporate job to venture into the unknowns of self-employment?’ She responds with a simple reason, “I want to help people in need on a more personal level. When you work in regulatory, people benefit from your expertise, but rarely do you get to meet that person in real time and shake hands after.”
Sidell further explains that she finds great enjoyment interacting with people to solve a documentation concern. “Now with my mobile business, I can schedule special times with people or companies who must prioritize work or family obligations,” Sidell noted. “No one should scramble to find an experienced notary on short notice. Being there to help someone is my mission and doing it around the clock is my goal – all with a smile.”


With 16 years of service as a notary public under her belt, Sidell also is commissioned from the National Notary Association as a Notary Signing Agent, which allows her to close loans with escrow officers and mortgage agents. Sidell’s mobile services also include California immigration consulting and DOJ/FBI Live Scan fingerprinting.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Mobile Certification Services LLC is an on-call, after-hours, seven-days-a-week operation serving six counties in the San Francisco Bay Area: San Francisco, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Marin, Alameda, and Santa Clara.




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