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Small Business Services

If you have questions about starting or growing your small business, you’ve come to the right place. We can also help you navigate the COVID-19 business resources by connecting you to solid information sources.

Our Business Resource Librarian is here for you. Give Kelly a call 970-686-5603 ex. 337, send an email to, or fill out this form and give her an idea of what you need.

Check out our business resources below – databases and important local groups who can also help you with your business.

Ask a Business Librarian

Small Business Resources and Partner Links

Gale Business: Plan Builder – This tool walks budding entrepreneurs with a business idea through a series of questions, resulting in a professional 1-page business plan. It also contains completed successful business plans for inspiration and ideas. View the Support Guide.

Gale LegalForms – A database of customizable business and personal legal forms which can be completed online and printed. It also has a complete legal terms definition section and articles and information to help you determine the best way to set up your business.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship – A database of articles focused on small business issues, including starting, funding, planning, and managing a small business. View the Business Types and Business Topics guides.

Legal Information Reference Center – A database with hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms and full-text legal reference books through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most respected provider of legal information for small businesses and consumers.

Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA) – A database with verified demographic data, continuously updated from more than 5,000 public sources. It can be searched and filtered to develop a direct marketing list, learn about competitors and partners, and research business opportunities. View the Training Guides

Business Source Premier – A database providing full text, current, and comprehensive coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, management information systems, production and operations management, accounting, banking, finance, etc. from more than 2,100 journals.

Regional Business News – A database of full-text coverage from 80 regional business publications.