Home décor and gardening companies often have trade shows for the general public. These shows are where local vendors display their wares and services. The general public is invited to come and browse the displays. Sales representatives are on hand to answer questions and assist people who might want to purchase a product of service. Most of these shows do not generate business immediately and are not expected to do so. Their goal is to give the public an opportunity to see and consider buying products and services from the companies at the show. The goal is future business.