The challenge of America’s economic recovery, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, is to spread it to every community – and especially those that have been historically excluded. The key to meeting that challenge is to appreciate the civic and economic value of an overlooked resource: home-based businesses. To read this article, please click here.
Business insurance protects you from the unexpected costs of running a business. Accidents, natural disasters, and lawsuits could run you out of business if you’re not protected with the right insurance. To read this article, please click here.
Your home office can be many things: a place to work without interruption; a way to get a bit of a break on your taxes, or perhaps your home office is the source of your livelihood. With so many uses and definitions of home offices, it’s impossible to know just how many are out there in the world, but there are some universal truths about working at home. To read this article, please click here.
Working remotely and starting businesses from home have grown in popularity over the past decade. Currently, in the United States, millions of self-employed individuals have acted upon home business ideas and work regularly from their home. There are plenty of compelling reasons to want the flexibility that working from home can offer. If a change in lifestyle is what you’re after, then you’ll want to take a close look at your skills and interests to figure out which of the many work-from-home jobs suits you. To help you in your exploration, we’ve gathered this list of 40 of the best home [...]
The COVID-19 pandemic meant millions of people were sent home to work remotely. While businesses are beginning to recall workers to the office, some may not be in any rush to return. If you don't want to give up the flexibility and comfort that comes with remote work, maybe it's time to consider a home-based business. "The pandemic has caused a boom in entrepreneurship as the country experiences a micro business renaissance," says Ross Buhrdorf, CEO of ZenBusiness, a platform that has helped nearly 200,000 new businesses form since the start of the pandemic. While some businesses require opening a storefront and selling [...]
The Peninsula Home-Based Business Network is pleased to announce that the 5th annual Home-Based Business Conference will return on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will be offered virtually via Zoom on the Whova event platform. 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 11 sponsors. Many of this year’s speakers will focus on marketing strategies and tactics, as well as ways [...]
Exporting can be critical to help a business grow and diversify their clients, which is why the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) offers resources for businesses who are interested in exporting. In partnership with VEDP, we have developed the below questions and answers to help businesses interested in exporting. What is an export? Any item that is sent from the U.S. to a foreign destination is considered an export, including commodities, software and technology. Any company that is exporting is required to comply with U.S. export control laws. What are the regulations for exporting? VEDP has prepared an Exporting 101 [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2021 The Peninsula Home‐Based Business Network is excited to announce that T‐Mobile has joined as a sponsor for the 2021 Home‐Based Business Virtual Lunch & Learn Series and Annual Conference. T‐Mobile will be offering a new sweepstakes as part of their sponsorship. Each time participants attend one of the seven monthly Lunch & Learn sessions, they will be given a link 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 during the final Lunch & Learn of the year on [...]
Most seasoned business owners can tell you the benefits of being a member of a local Chamber of Commerce, but the number one reason is that it allows a business owner to connect with other local businesses in their community. Chambers of Commerce are committed to protecting and promoting their business community. Some of the reasons to join a Chamber of Commerce include: Networking and collaborating can be essential to business growth and success Two words: business directory – being featured in a business directory through a Chamber of Commerce allows new customers to find you when they are looking [...]
Small, woman-owned and minority-owned (SWaM) businesses are encouraged to be certified through the Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD). SWaM certification can be a valuable tool for home-based businesses as it can be a resource for new business opportunities. Sometimes, government agencies including universities are required to present opportunities to SWaM certified businesses during their procurement process and being certified can help a business receive a contract. To qualify as woman-owned or minority-owned, a business must be at least 51 percent owned by a woman or minority who are United States citizens or legal residents and whose [...]