BizInfo: Business Resources

Information service for entrepreneurs and businesses

Are you an entrepreneur with a new idea? We can help with business plans, registration and other startup information.
Do you have an established business? We can provide market research and lists, industry trends, and operation assistance.
Use our form to provide information about your business and the type of help you need. A business librarian will respond in one business day.

Library Services for Small Business

Online Resources for Business

Online Resources for Business

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

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Our business librarians offer boutique-style service to fit your needs — market information, competitive intelligence, data on industry trends, sample business plans, and more. In addition, our libraries offer meeting rooms and study rooms that may be reserved for uninterrupted work, meetings with clients, and group presentations, with free wireless internet access.
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

We partner with the South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to provide free workshops on a variety of small-business topics: Startup Basics, Business Plan Basics, Cash Flow Fundamentals, and Marketing Fundamentals.

7 Marketing Techniques for Small Businesses

1
Fliers
Fliers should be brief and to the point, highlighting your products/services and contact info. Offering coupons and discounts can help. Ask our experts for market research assistance.
2
Posters
Take advantage of free bulletin board space in public spaces. Color code the posters for each location and use removable tabs offering discounts to track metrics.
3
Value Adds
Similar to coupons, these are aimed at increasing customer satisfaction. Common value additions include discounts for repeat customers, points and reward cards, and guarantees.
4
Referral Network
Create a business-to-business referral network with companies whose commitment to quality aligns with yours. If you're too busy to take a project/job, your competitor may appreciate the referral, and will likely return the favor. Ask our experts for help with market research and lists.
5
Follow-up
Follow-up questionnaires are a great source of customer feedback. Why did the customer choose your business? How did he or she hear about it? Which other companies were considered? What was the customer most and least satisfied with?
6
Cold Calling
It's a great way to sell yourself as well as your business. Many people are less abrupt in face-to-face conversations, and you'll develop the ability to think on your feet and get creative. BizInfo experts can help generate lists of targeted businesses.
7
The Internet
The internet should be part of your marketing plan. It's a point of access for customers who research buying decisions online first. Consider adding social media to the mix as well.

Our specially trained business librarians are here to help you with your research.

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