DCL for Business

Information Services for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Our specially trained business librarians offer boutique-style service to fit your needs—market information, competitive intelligence, data on industry trends, sample business plans, and more. Contact us with your business idea or question and a business librarian will respond in one business day.

Small-Business Special:

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Business Databases

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. Access the databases for free either at the library or online using your library card.

Business Insights: Essentials

Business and industry overviews, rankings, market data, and investment and financial reports.

Business Source Premier

Economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research from more than 2,200 popular and academic business publications.


Demographic data useful for opening a business, finding audiences for products/services, and analyzing the needs of a given population.

Gale Business: Plan Builder

Tools to grow, plan, and optimize a business or nonprofit, including development tools and a step-by-step process for building a business plan.

Reference Solutions

Formerly ReferenceUSA
Business and residential info on over 25 million businesses and more than 262 million consumers in the U.S. and Canada.

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

Colbe Galston, Highlands Ranch
Colbe Galston
Patty Van Eysden, Castle Rock
Patty Van Eysden
  • Help starting a new business with sample business plans, registration and other startup information.
  • Market information, competitive intelligence, industry trends, and operation assistance for established businesses.
  • Instruction and best practices for using and understanding the wealth of data reported in the above business databases.
  • Free workshops on small-business topics. In partnership with the South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
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.
Contact us now with your business question!