The Greater Peninsula Economic Development partners are pleased to announce that the 5th annual Home-Based Business Conference will return on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center, located at 600 Butler Farm Road in Hampton, VA.
This unique event features conference sessions and specialty breakout tracks focused on topics relevant to all stages and types of home-based businesses including traditional, franchise and direct & network marketing. Attendees will also discover local resources for their businesses from among over 20 exhibitors. Many of this year’s speakers will focus on marketing strategies and tactics, as well as ways home-based business owners can protect their organizations.
Each ticket costs $40 and includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Early bird and chamber member discounts are available. Attendees will also have the opportunity to have a professional headshot taken for just $25.
“We are thrilled to continue to grow the Home-Based Business Conference in 2020 and highlight an often forgotten group of business owners, while providing valuable knowledge and resources to them,” said Melissa Davidson, assistant director of economic development for York County and the conference planning committee chair. “Whether you are thinking of starting a new home-based business or have operated one for years, this event is for you!”
Sponsorships and exhibit spaces are available.
The Home-Based Business Conference is presented by York County, Williamsburg, James City County, Poquoson, Gloucester, Newport News and Hampton. For more information about the conference, please visit its website or Facebook event.
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.