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Business establishments in Colorado City, Texas - May 1939
Business establishments in Colorado City, Texas – May 1939

Ever thought about starting your own business or maybe doing something out of your home? This seems to be a topic on the minds of many people recently. The number of questions about starting a business that have been received through our Ask a Librarian service has increased, and there have also been other blog posts on this topic. It seems like a good time to share the resources available here at the Library as well as other government agencies.

Business Reference Services has put together a number of guides for the budding entrepreneur or for smaller businesses looking to expand. Check out our Indexes, Bibliographies and Guides or Internet Resources for information on business plans, finding venture capital, or general resources for small business. To see what may have been recently published on these topics, try a subject search in our catalog using some of these subject headings (sort the results in descending order to see most current publications):

Business establishments in Colorado City, Texas - May 1939
Business establishments in Colorado City, Texas – May 1939
  • Business enterprises
  • Business planning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Franchises (Retail trade)
  • Home-based businesses
  • Minority business enterprises
  • New business enterprises
  • Self-employed
  • Small business
  • Venture capital

Government websites also offer information and assistance. can help if you are starting a business or looking to expand. They also offer a small business community where you can ask questions and share information with other small business owners. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has a small business planner to help you through the process from start to finish along with services that include information on loans, grants, and even some online training. SBA can even help you locate some local resources.

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Comments (3)

  1. Nice links! I tried some of them and liked the materials found there.I am planning to start my own business and need much info to cope in a good way. Once I was offered to use (torrent), but the sources given here are more practical and give full detailed information about different sides of business. Especially a small business planner helped me in my work. Thanks much for the article!

  2. I run a small business and I appreciated the article as a reminder for different resources. Thanks so much.

  3. Your very much right .Ive been looking for a business that make myself useful.My friend own an apartment for rent in arizonaand she ask want me to help her to her business.and i think it a good idea.

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