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Meet the Black entrepreneur who left a six figure income to start a mobile certification 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.

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.”


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