Starting a Business

We are excited about your interest in starting a business in Franklin Southampton. Below is a broad list of resources that serves to
help you get your business up and running or begin the expansion process:

Why a Business Plan Helps

Franklin Onsite Park
  1. Assists in planning and developing your business.
  2. Demonstrates the profitability and feasibility of your business to potential financial entities
SBDC Business Plan Guideline Veteran-Owned Business Resources

Local Resources

City Of Franklin Resources

Southampton County Resources

  • Southampton County Community Development
    (Inspection/Zoning/Permits)
  • Southampton County Commissioner of Revenue
    (Business License/Property/Tax)
  • Southampton County Public Works Department
  • Southampton County Public Utilities
  • Southampton County Treasurer

Business License and City Limits Information

Disclaimer: Remember that it is your responsibility to learn what local, state, and federal laws and regulations apply to your business. Contact our office at 757-562-1958 for further assistance.