DCL for Business

Information Services for Entrepreneurs and Small 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

Services

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.

5 Ways to Expand Your Marketing Toolkit

1
Know your market
Who are your current customers, which ones give you the most business, and who else can use your products/services? Once you figure that out, you can be strategic with marketing. Ask our experts for help with market research and competitive analysis.
2
Develop a marketing budget
No matter how big or small your budget, it’s important to define how you’ll spend your marketing dollars and plan for it. Ask our experts for help researching what to include in your budget.
3
Draft a marketing message
Why should customers do business with you? Make sure your message speaks to your target market and promotes action. Ask our experts for help with competitive analysis.
4
Optimize your emails
Email marketing is important, and most people prefer email contact. Emails should come from your business address, feature a good subject line, be optimized for mobile viewing, and include a call to action.
5
Use social media
Different social channels will reach distinct audiences to help you meet different goals. Knowing your customers is key. Ask our experts for tips on using social media effectively.

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

Ask Us Your Business Question