Home-based biz go shopping

Got a home–based business?

Here’s your chance to show it off and reach potential customers. The second annual home-based business show will be held Aug. 18 at Miller Hill Mall in Duluth.

The “My Own Biz” show will feature businesses around the region that are home-based. Their products and services will be showcased as well as information on how you, too, can start your own business from home.

Among the products that drive these businesses are cosmetics, jewelry, health products, website creation, desktop publishing and a heck of a lot more. Many contractors and consultants are home-based as well.

The show will be held inside the mall in the atrium area by the Barnes & Noble Bookstore. The mall was chosen because it’s the largest retail shopping site in the region. That means maximum exposure and more attendees, according to Lundeen Productions which is coordinating the event.

So if you want to sign up for a table display, call (218) 727-1177. Cost is $195. About 20 businesses have signed up so far, but up to 30 could be accommodated. For more information, visit www.moreatthemall.com.

Oh, by the way, if you have a home-based business, you’re part of a big trend. The number of home-based businesses in the United States is growing at twice the rate of businesses over all, data shows