Home-Based Business Assistance
Home-based Business Lunch and Learn Series | NEW THIS YEAR – ATTEND TO WIN!
During each lunch and learn session, you can click to enter into a drawing for a chance to win a $1,500 Best Buy gift card, courtesy of T-Mobile! The drawing will be held on September 8th. The more sessions you attend, the more chances you have to win!
*Note: Employees of sponsoring organizations or localities are not eligible to enter or win.
Home-Based Business Resources & SupportWe love our home-based businesses!
In recent years, there has been a substantial increase in home-based business licenses in York County. The data shows that two-thirds of York County's businesses are home-based and that this trend is growing, not just here, but nationwide. The number of home-based businesses in America more than doubled from just 2010 - 2012, with growth continuing upward each year since. Home-based entities are an important sector of York County's business community, creating jobs and generating important tax revenue.
- An annual Home-based Business Conference
- a Home-based Business Transition Grant Program and New Business Growth Grant
- Networking opportunities
- Monthly Lunch & Learns focused on home-based business needs
- The York County Chamber offers a special tier for home-based businesses, free/reduced rate office space and conference rooms for Chamber Members' Use
Coffee at Home Show
Check out our show featuring unique home-based businesses right here in York County!
Local Home-based Business Resources, Events & Programs
- York County Home-Based Business License Application
- York County Home-Based Business Assistance Programs Flyer (PDF)
- Home-Based Business Website
- York County Home-Based Business Transition Grant Program
- York County Business Growth Grant Program
- York County E-Commerce Grant Program
- Center for Retail Excellence (CRE) Program
- York County Google Street View for Business Grant Program (PDF)
- York County LOVEVA Grant Program
- The Retail Alliance LOVEVA Buy Local Initiative
- York County Chamber of Commerce Membership
- START! Peninsula - Annual Startup Weekend Competition
- Hampton Roads Small Biz Financing
- Launchpad - The Greater Williamsburg Business Incubator
- Ignition Center Business Incubator
State Programs for Starting Up and Getting Funding
- Virginia Small Business Financing Authority
- Virginia Startup Information
- Virginia Home and Commercial Kitchen-based businesses
State Programs for Home-Based Food Businesses
- Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Home Food Processing Exemptions (PDF)
- Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Home Food Processing Application (PDF)
- Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services- Guidelines for Providing Safe Food Samples at a Market (PDF)
- Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services- Food Labeling Guidance (PDF)