FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SOHO Parents form "Real-Time"
FAIRFIELD, CT, July 27, 1999
-- The Entrepreneurial Parent, a popular Internet community for
parents who work at home, is pleased to announce the formation
of the National Association of Entrepreneurial Parents (NAEP).
While there are currently an
estimated 10.7 million households where parents of dependent
children work at home (Source: IDC, 1998), countless more are
in the entire SOHO (small office/home office) workforce, and
all have special needs balancing business and family. NAEP is
the first national organization to address those needs for both
fathers and mothers.
The Association supports and
enables parents to have viable independent careers, serves as
a vehicle for connecting local entrepreneurial parents, and promotes
career flexibility for professionals in economic, occupational
and/or personal transition. Until now, it has only been open
to members of the online community.
"Within two months of joining
NAEP, I was laid off from my job of 14 years, received a generous
severance package, and formed my own company," says Anne
Wenzel of Econosystems, Menlo Park, California. "The transition
was stressful but also joyful and exciting -- due in large part
to the advice, information and encouragement I received from
my fellow NAEP members."
Adds Paula Dodd Aiello, an Attorney
at Law, "I joined NAEP as soon as I discovered it, because
the key to my survival is contact with others, by all means possible.
NAEP's benefits are especially attractive to me because they
recognize and address my need to involve my four kids in my work
Membership dues for NAEP are
$45 for one year or $60 for two years, and include: access to
local chapter support groups; a book, t-shirt or tote; EPnews
-- the print version of the well-received e-zine; a membership
directory; membership card and certificate; discounts on select
business/parenting products and services; year-long advertising
on the Web site (encouraging the involvement of "EP Kids");
and a low renewal rate of $25/year.
"NAEP is for the growing
segment of today's workforce who are creating family-friendly
workplaces on their own terms," says Co-Founder and spokesperson
Lisa Roberts, whose book How
to Raise A Family & A Career Under One Roof (1997) was
among the first on the market to address this faction.
Adds her partner, Deborah Sechrist,
"I was on a fast-paced career track during my eldest son's
childhood, but after I remarried and became a new mom again I
vowed to find a more balanced work option. While becoming a full-time
mom didn't suit me at all, becoming a home-based entrepreneur
certainly did. I hope through NAEP we can reach out to others
looking for alternatives as well."
For more information on the National
Association of Entrepreneurial Parents, send a SASE to: NAEP,
POB 320722, Fairfield, CT 06432; Ph/Fax: 203-371-6212; email:
[email protected], or visit: http://en-parent.com/naep.htm.
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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS AT A GLANCE!
- Your Member Profile page at www.en-parent.com.
- NAEP Chapter Guidelines to start your
own local support group of EPs.
- Choice of A Parent's Guide
to Home Business, EP Tote
Bag or EP T-Shirt.
- EPnews a quarterly
print publication filled with success strategies for home-based
- NAEP Annual Membership Directory.
- NAEP credentials (Membership Card
& Certificate of Membership)
- Inclusion in the EP Gift
Shop for EP's who create
and sell original and unique products, crafts, jewelry or artwork.
- Home career counseling and resume development at low members-only
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