The Entrepreneurial Parent
How to Earn Your Living from Home and Still Enjoy Your Family, Your Work, and Your Life
by Paul & Sarah Edwards and Lisa Roberts
The Entrepreneurial Parent draws on a survey of over 700 parents who have embraced this life and work option. Their experience reflects the realities and the possibilities of working from home as a parent. The Entrepreneurial Parent is featured on Oprah.com.
- 101 family-friendly home businesses and careers
- Actual results from the National Survey of Entrepreneurial Parents
- Managing your time for optimum peace and productivity
- Creating a work schedule you can live with
- Ways to create the ultimate family-friendly workplace
- And much more!
What Readers Say:
“Finding the ideal work-from-home situation can be daunting, especially for parents. This book breaks down the process from determining whether you’re suited to be an at-home Entrepreneur vs. a corporate employee in an outside office, to finding the ideal business. The Edwards and Lisa Roberts, well-respected in their field, provide a thorough listing for all types of business opportunities available to Entrepreneurial Parents. I highly recommend this valuable resource!”
“I ordered this book for a research paper I have to write for my written communications class. I found that this book is so much more. I have learned so much already. Being that when I’m done with college I want to open my own business this has taught me how to do this and still remain sane in the process!”
What Experts Say
Technological advances and an increased number of people choosing to earn their living at home have given rise to unlimited opportunities for home-based businesses. The authors, who are considered experts on the topic (their 13 books include Working from Home: Everything You Need To Know About Living and Working Under the Same Roof), have geared their book toward working parents or entrepreneurial parents (EPs) who want to be more involved in their children’s lives. Drawing from surveys of at-home working parents, the authors have developed 101 profiles, which they note do not cover the full realm of home-career possibilities but are certainly wide-ranging. Each profile includes a job description, transferable skills needed, an industry insight, marketing, revenue and pricing structure, additional cost items, and recommended resources. Also included are each subject’s name, age, address, children’s ages, and business web site, a special feature that adds credibility to the book. Other topics discussed are the big issues of economic trade-offs, health insurance, and time management. Unique in its coverage, the book usefully spells out both the advantages and the disadvantages of working at home and includes practical exercises, worksheets, directories, and additional resources. Recommended for public libraries.– Bellinda Wise, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, NY