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 "What I wish the most for my children is that they become happy, confident adults. I would like for them to be able to look back at their upbringing and think "my parents did a good job."

Jeralynn Burke, Des Plaines, IL

 "What I love most about being a work-at-home parent is that my children are able to witness first hand that hard work and persistence brings success."

 

Linda Faust, Des Plaines, IL

 
 
Jeralynn's and Linda's Profile Features:
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EP: Jeralynn Burke
  • Mom to 2 children, ages 2 - 4
 
EP: Linda Faust
  • Mom to 4 children, ages 2 - 13
 
Contact Info:
Jeralynn Burke
Linda Faust
E-Scent-ials
P. O. Box 40
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: (847) 298-3474
Email:
URL: http://www.E-Scent-ials.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
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EP Title(s):
  • General Partners
Previous Careers:
 
Jeralynn: Spent twenty years in the private labor sector working at various jobs. Most of my jobs were related to medical insurance and medical billing.
 
Linda: Spent six years working in an office performing various duties. Spent the past thirteen years working as mediator, educator, nurse, chef, purchasing agent and financial coordinator as mother to my children.
 
Degree:
Jeralynn: B.S. in Earth Science
 
Linda: High School
 
Work Hours/Week:
20-65, depending on the week
 
Years :
6 months
 
Profile Date: 2/99
Home Career Highlights
E-Scent-ials
 
Home Biz: E-Scent-ials: We produce and sell handcrafted aromatherapy products such as pure essential oils, aromatherapy bath products, potpourri, candles and Petpourris (tm) -- handcrafted stuffed animals available in aromatherapy scents.
 
Top Products/Services:
  • Petpourris (tm)
  • pure essential oils
  • aromatherapy bath products
  • scented candles
  • handmade potpourri
Primary Market: Individuals who have the desire to enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
 
Home Career Goals: Currently, we are looking to expand our customer base. We have been investigating advertising options and marketing techniques and trying to decide which methods are best suited to us at this time.
 
Home Career Defining Moment: The fact that we actually created our own business! After years of talking about and trying to come up with a viable work at home option, this particular idea finally came to us. The more that we talked about it, the more excited we became about the idea. We realized that we found something that both of us were interested in and enjoy. Our initial research into starting a business seemed discouraging, but we persisted and now our dream is a reality.
 
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A Voice of Experience

EP Motivating Force:
Jeralynn: I would like to provide additional income and still be available to my children. When I grow old, I'd much rather have memories of the times that I was able to spend with my children rather than years wasted away sitting in an office.

Linda: I have a handicapped son, who requires regular medical attention as well as numerous doctor and hospital visits. A traditional job would not afford me the time off that I would require, yet I need the extra income to help make ends meet.

EP Musings:
Jeralynn: Try not to get too frustrated when you're trying to work on a project and your children seem to be relentless in pursuing your attention. My children are still very young, and their needs are constant and endless. Whatever I am working on at the moment rarely gets completed in one block of time. Remind yourself that your real goal is being available to your kids.
 
Linda: Don't expect too much from your children in the way of cooperation. They need time to adjust to your new activity.
 
EP Advice:
Don't give up. The saying that "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" rings true. Believe in yourself and your dream. You can never fail until you quit.
 
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More & Misc.

 
Favorite Pastime: We both love gardening. It's similar to parenting. You nurture it and let it grow, giving it what it needs at just the right time. Then you stand back, wait and take pride in your accomplishment! I can find great serenity in tending and admiring the flowers while listening to the birds.
 
Favorite Search Engine: Normally I utilize Alta Vista.
 
Favorite Resource Link: The Fragrant Gift Gallery at www.theflowerpetal.com
 
Keywords: Aromatherapy, Petpourris
 
Favorite Quote:
"Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant."

-Horace

 
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