Home-Based Business Assistance

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 and later with the five peninsula localities and Gloucester, 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:

Featured Article

York County's Home-based Business Program was featured in The Forgotten Sector: Focusing on Home-based Businesses.

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 Series

Lunch and Learn sessions are free, but requires preregistration. The sessions include a keynote speaker and Q&A. The 2023 series will be held on 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.

National Association of Counties

Top 100 Brilliant Ideas at Work Across the Nation

Virginia Association of Counties

Overall Best Achievement Award Winner

International Economic Development Council

Excellence in Economic Development Gold Award Recipient