Start or Grow a Business

Thank you for choosing Hampton.


Our city is committed to helping new and start-up businesses succeed by connecting them with important tools and information. It’s no secret that growing a successful business is often a combination of hard work, good planning and access to the right resources. This combination can make a significant difference in the outcome for your new business.

Getting Started


Seasoned business owners know there is a great deal more to starting a business than selecting a name or opening your doors. Make sure you’ve taken the necessary steps to launch your business and to ensure its success. For more information about each step in starting a business, select one of the hyperlinks provided below.

Business Startup Calculator

Developing a business plan



Determining what type of business structure you should use


Registering your business and its name



Obtaining a business license



Getting your Tax ID number



Finding the right business location



Making sure it is properly zoned for your business



Identifying financing resources



Learning about incentives



Getting technical assistance