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


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 New Year's Resolutions for Small Businesses

Plan for 2018
If you don't already have one, now's the time to create a business plan. It can help you set priorities, address risks, and secure financing. If you already have one, quickly review it and consider updates. Ask our experts for help or attend a free workshop.
Know your competitors
Research the competition to better understand them and the market. You may also identify prospective customers and partners. Ask our experts for help with competitive analysis.
Evaluate payment options
Should you update the payment options offered to customers? Accepting chip cards can help reduce fraud risk, and implementing convenient options like mobile payment can help increase sales.
Update your digital presence
Analyze your website and digital strategy. Make the website mobile-friendly, create an email and social media strategy, and add other digital components to your marketing plan.
Check cash flow
Prepare a cash flow projection to identify potential shortfalls and expose expenses that could be reduced. It could also provide a more accurate picture of your financial health. Ask our experts for help or attend a free workshop.

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

Ask Us Your Business Question