CONTACT: SCOTT HAUSER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
UI business center co-hosts home-based business forum Nov. 15 in
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Larry Lyon, an Iowa entrepreneur who has launched
successful home-based ventures, is the keynote speaker for a half-day forum
on starting and developing a home-based business Saturday, Nov. 15 in Tipton.
The "Home-Based Business Forum," co-sponsored by the Small
Business Development Center at the University of Iowa College of Business
Administration, will he from 8:15 a.m. to noon, Nov. 15, in the lower level
of the Mercantile Bank, 102 East 5th St., in Tipton.
The session is one of several being held around the state this fall
by the Iowa Rural Development Council.
The forum is open to the public, but registration is required. Registration
is $10 per person in advance; $15 at the door.
Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Iowa
Arts Council, the Small Business Development Center, the Iowa Department
of Economic Development, Iowa Rural Development Council, Service Corps
of Retired Executives, the University of Iowa, and the Cedar County Economic
Development Commission will be on hand to answer questions and discuss
issues in home-based business development.
Lyon, who was born and raised in Oelwein, has created several home-based
businesses. They include a promotional robot named "Miltron";
a remote-controlled, helium-filled hot-air balloon; a device, called "Pack
Rate," used by skydivers; a home improvement repair company: and a
portable machine for sanitizing wheelchairs and shopping carts.
He holds a degree in public relations and marketing from the University
of Northern Iowa and has taught marketing at UNI.
For more information, or to register, contact Paula McMartin, Small
Business Development Center, S160 Pappajohn Business Administration Building
(PBAB), The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242; phone: (319) 335-3742.
EDITORS NOTE: Paul Heath, director of the Small Business Development
Center at the University of Iowa College of Business Administration, is
available for interviews to discuss the Nov. 15 "Home-Based Business
Forum" in more detail. Contact him at