Young Entrepreneurs

Are you a homeschool student or graduate who has his or her own business?

Registration Opens in February 2023

Are you a homeschool student or recent graduate who has your own business? 

HEAV encourages you–a young adult entrepreneur–to participate in the 40th Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention in a unique and innovating way!

Gain some valuable experience and present your own unique product or service in a Christian, professional environment.

Apply for a Young Entrepreneur table in the Exhibit Hall. Take this opportunity to grow, learn, and let others know about your business. You can excite other young adults about the possibility of starting their own businesses–and have FUN in the process.

How to Add Events

Add your choice of events when you register for the convention.
Already registered for the convention? Add an event for yourself or a family member easily by calling the HEAV office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 804-278-9200.

Young Entrepreneur Businesses

Visit these exciting entrepreneurs and support their business endeavors! Find new products, learn new facts and be inspired by their ingenuity.

Along the Fencerow ~ Lori Bowman
Along the Fencerow is a business I started in 2017 after I purchased my first goats. My parents required that, in order to get goats, I would establish a way they could “earn their keep”—so I decided to make goat milk soaps and lotions. I look forward to seeing you. Your skin will appreciate it!

Audrey’s Creations ~ Audrey Randolph
Get all your handmade sewn accessories at Creative Apple Boutique—headbands, bows, scrunchies, masks, and more.

C. D. Hulen Books ~ Christian Hulen
Nail-biting tension and mystery? Captivating and compelling narratives? Look no further than C. D. Hulen’s page-turning novel, Abort—a short science fiction novel that addresses the sanctity of life, the dangers of Christless conservatism, and the need for Christ when confronting the issue of abortion.

Canary Academy Online, Inc. ~ Nasiyah Isra-Ul
An online homeschool academy, resource center, and consultancy organization working to create equitable and innovative homeschool opportunities for families.

Cassandra Grace Designs ~ Cassandra Grace Beiler

Cassandra Grace handcrafts artisan bracelets, earrings, and pendants.

Chutzpah Earrings ~ Tabitha Ruffin
Beautiful, hand-crafted, trendy tassel earrings—proper and becoming for every occasion and event. Each item is creatively designed with color, functionality, and elegance in mind by caring and enthusiastic teens.

Daydream Jewelry ~ Sophia Erwin
Handmade necklaces, anklets, bracelets, earrings, and rings.

Fae’s Obsessionz/illusion ~ Karina Livingston
Jewelry, simple, intricate, and unique crocheted items from stuffed animals to bags—all handmade with love!

Grace Inspirational Designs ~ Emily Grace Larimore
Discover inspirational art through mixed media, natural healthcare beauty, jewelry by design, and much more.

John’s Squishy Shell Shop ~ Johnathan Weekly
Come get your squishies and large Florida apple snail shells!

Joy Jewelry and Art ~ Kelly Morrison
Beautiful and unique purses, bags, jewelry, and art, made with joy!

Made by Meadow / Created by Jaden ~ Jaden Hight
Jaden strives to create custom art you love through wire jewelry and digital art. She also has created logos, advertisements, and branding for other small businesses.

Piano Praise Productions and Inspirational Music and Designs, LLC. ~ Kyle Larimore
Inspirational praise music and video productions. Audio/visual stories and small productions. Mixed media art platform.

Pretzel Dragon Art ~ Kiera Gregg
Pretzel Dragon Art is a small business bringing imagination to life through art inspired by God’s creation. Kiera illustrates worlds and creatures in realistic detail, offering a fresh perspective on creativity and beauty.

Psalm 24 Soap ~ Avery Heisey
Psalm 24 Soap Company is a teen-owned company founded in 2019. We specialize in handcrafted cold-processed soaps using ingredients that give a luxurious lather. Visit our booth to experience all of our different scents!

Savvy Stitches ~ Kalista Stephenson
A young business providing beautiful handmade items, specializing in quilt work and baby blankets.

To participate

  • You must be living at home under your parents’ authority and not married; the business may not be the primary source of income for your family.
  • It must be YOUR own business–not a side business your parents own or operate.
  • The cost is only $50, and you can expect to go through a similar approval process as any new exhibitor in the Exhibit Hall. Young Entrepreneurs are also subject to the same Exhibit Hall rules and regulations as other exhibitors. These will be provided when an invitation is extended.
  • You must between 10 and 21 years of age. Those under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent at the booth at all times.
  • You may apply by filling out the form below, and you will be contacted by the Exhibit Hall coordinator.
  • Please be aware, samples of the products you plan to sell may be requested of you. Samples are not returned.
  • Please note that if multiple siblings have their own individual businesses and are applying, they must apply individually. One sibling’s business being accepted does not guarantee acceptance for other siblings.

Online Form – 2022 Young Entrepreneurs Application

Online Form – 2022 Young Entrepreneurs Application

Can’t see the form? Click here.

Convention Sponsors

Many, many thanks to our convention sponsors!

They have invested heavily in homeschool families—in YOU—to help keep our convention prices as low as possible and support homeschooling in Virginia. Please join us in thanking them for their generosity!