1. Which of the following
statements best describes you? (Rate
from 1-6, using each number only once -- 1 best describes you.)
I don't need to read any more
"tips" and advice on how to run my home career -- there's
too much information out there already. But I would LOVE to meet
some people that do what I do, and share advice and support in
I don't see having the time
to go to meetings, but if the NAEP
publications ("A Parent's Guide to Home Business" and
subscription to the print version of EPnews) contain pertinent
information and "speaks" to me directly, that alone
would justify my membership.
I would enjoy actively participating
in NAEP by serving on committees and task forces.
I like getting involved.
I'm looking to submit articles
to NAEP publications so I can exercise my writing
skills and spread the word about what I do.
I need an organization that
enhances the image of my work choice. I'm tired of not being
taken seriously because I work at home.
I want to be part of an organization
that shares my values, such as balancing work and life at my
own pace, planning long-range career goals that include diverse
work options, and having the freedom to pursue my personal and
professional goals creatively.
Please indicate other ways you
might value an organization for work-at-home parents.
2. Please rate the following
membership benefits, on a scale of 1-12. (Use each number only once; 1 is the most valuable
benefit NAEP can offer you.)
a quarterly print publication, focusing on providing an "idea
factory" where members, including experts in the SOHO field,
share their stories, tips and advice.
My own Web page at www.en-parent.com/Profiles/myname,
as part of the EP
Showcase at The Entrepreneurial Parent. My Profile Page will explain the type of work
I do, type of work I am currently looking for, name of my business
& logo if I have one, short bio, "mission statement,"
and it will also offer advice and inspiration to help aspiring
"Entrepreneurial Parents." I can use my page as my
web address on business cards, et al., or as an additional address
to use for specific purposes if I already have a Web site of
Annual Membership Directory,
a referral tool listing the contact info of all members. I'll
use the directory to build contacts and contracts, to consider
cross-promotional marketing opportunities, and to explore home
careers relevant to my skillset.
Monthly local support group through EP
Special Interest Groups (by field) within
the association to help brainstorm ideas for my business.
Steep discounts off select
business services and premium information tools for work-at-home
professionals, including: group medical insurance, credit card
processing, long distance savings, office supplies, car rentals,
credentials (certificate & stationary)
Mentorship and Leadership opportunities in association
committees and task forces.
Discount on Member-to-member
career services offered by a select group of career counselors.
Services might include Home Career Counseling; Intrapreneurial
Resume Development; Business Start-Up Marketing Analysis; Brochure
Writing & Design.
Discount off online seminars
and teleconferences for EPs.
Members-only listserv on the Internet
where members can interact easily with each other without the
fear of being approached by work-at-home scam artists.
Searchable database just for
Showcase. Companies looking
to hire freelance consultants can search the Showcase for keywords
so that those looking for a particular profile could see if yours
Please list any other benefits
NAEP can offer you and your home career.
3. If NAEP offered all
of the above membership benefits, I would be willing to pay annual
dues of no more than:
$40 $60 $75
4. Please rate the following
"mission statements," on a scale of 1-4. (Use each number only once; 1 is most
closely aligned to you.)
advocates community-building among work-at-home parents and provides
a vital network for contacts.
advances the highest standards in home-based services.
promotes career flexibility for parents in economic, occupational
and/or personal transition.
a networking and career resource for the 15-million strong who
are pursuing home-based careers while raising their growing families.
Please fill in the following
blank. The National
Association of Entrepreneurial Professionals should be an organization that
5. Please indicate whether
you would be interested in volunteering on any of the following
NAEP gets off the ground
and/or beyond. NOTE:
checking a box does not
obligate you in any way; this is just to gauge your interest
- Membership Committee
- Special Interest Group Committee
- Home Career Planning Committee
- Outsourcing Committee
- Work Ethics Guidelines Commitee
- Other (please specify)
- If you checked off more than
one committee, please list your first preference.
Special Request: NAEP Spokesperson! -- Media-savvy speaker
needed to articulate the benefits to EPs
of joining NAEP -- excellent opportunity to promote
your own professional services at the same time! Indicate here
if you (or anyone you know) may be interested:
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