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DCL offers resources to small businesses

Information provided by Douglas County Libraries

Budding entrepreneurs have a valuable resource providing a hand up in developing a working business model for an inspirational idea. Douglas County Libraries (DCL) can help with business plans, registration and other startup information. DCL also assist with market research and lists, industry trends and operational services.

Online Resources for Business: DCL suite of research databases include sources for demographics, market research and market segmentation, plus comprehensive resources for nonprofit businesses and thousands of articles from leading business publications.

Services: Business librarians offer boutique-style service to fit the entrepreneur’s needs by offering market information, competitive intelligence, data on industry trends, sample business plans and more. In addition, DCL offers meeting rooms and study rooms that may be reserved for uninterrupted work, meetings with clients and group presentations, with free wireless internet access and no rental charge for the meeting space.

DCL also partners with the South Metro Small Business Development Center to provide free workshops for prospective entrepreneurs and small-business owners, covering such topics as the basics of creating a business plan and starting a business.

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