Home-Based Business Assistance

The Home-Based Business Conference and its related Lunch & Learn Series began as programs of the York County Economic Development Office, in partnership with the York County Chamber of Commerce. County representatives learned that two-thirds of York County’s businesses are home-based, a trend that is growing both locally and nationally. In 2018, all six neighboring localities joined together to co-host the conference and lunch & learn series. This strategic partnership allows these nationally award-winning home-based initiatives to reach and assist more local business owners.

Virtual Home-based Business Lunch and Learn SeriesPeninsula Home Based Business Network

Lunch and Learn sessions are free, but require preregistration. Each session includes a keynote speaker and Q&A. The series generally runs the second Wednesday April through October. The Home-Based Business Virtual Lunch and Learn Series is presented by York County, Williamsburg, James City County, Poquoson, Gloucester, Newport News and Hampton.

Home-Based Business Resources & Support

We 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.

The County partnered with the York County Chamber of Commerce to create the Home-based Business Assistance Program initiative aimed at providing you with the resources and support you need to grow and thrive. This initiative includes:

Local Home-based Business Resources & Programs

Grants

Local Programs

State Programs for Starting up and Getting Funding

Kitchen-based Business

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Home-Based Business Awards & Features

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