KVAL CBS 13:
More than 20 local business owners demonstrated and sold their products from home based businesses like Partylite Candles & Gifts, Avon Cosmetics, Cookie Lee Jewelry, and The Pampered Chef.
One company called TomBoy Tools was selling specialty tools designed to fit a womenâ€™s hand. The local owner said the TomBoy Tools started in Denver, Colorado and has now branched out as a direct sales home based business.
Businesses like TomBoy Tools were invited to the Valley River Center Mall in Eugene to showcase their products to mall customers.
Expo organizer Chris Looney said most of these businesses like Avon Cosmetics rely on word or mouth advertising and networking to sell their products. He said giving them the opportunity set up shop in the mall, exposes them to a broader demographic.
â€œThese folks that own these types of businesses are always looking for ways to get their products out and show off what they do and talk about the business opportunities,â€ said Looney.
Logo from Tomboy Tools