Have a dream to start a new business? We’re here to help you launch it.


We know there are dreams, ideas, and inspirations for new Waynesboro businesses hiding in the hearts and minds of friends and neighbors alike.

Our job is to unleash that energy.

If you’ve dreamed it, we want to hear about it!


Apply for start-up grants of up to $10,000, plus join our 2018 Business Plan Development Class — DEADLINE: May 22nd

Grow Waynesboro is giving away start-up grants of up to $10,000 this year, which can be used to fund inventory, rent, marketing, equipment, supplies, and other business expenses. To apply for these start-up funds, interested entrepreneurs must complete the application below by May 22nd, letting us know some basic information about who you are and your new business idea. 

All competitors for the start-up grants will be required to complete our 8-week business planning class this summer and present their refined business ideas to a live audience of judges and community members on Thursday, September 6th.  All interested applicants are encouraged to read our Frequently Asked Questions, to review the timeline of business training workshops, and to contact us with any and all questions.

Ready to Apply?

If you’re ready to move your business idea forward and apply for a competitive start-up grant of up to $10,000, we’d love to hear from you.



Are Others Dreaming About Your Business Plan?

Quite possibly!  If you’ve ever wondered what some of your friends and neighbors have dreamed about as new businesses for themselves, their children, and their community, check out these interviews below. Waynesboro is clear:  want to see and support amazing new businesses in our local economy, including ones like yours!