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Starting a Business in El Paso County

This guide will help those thinking of starting a business and not sure where to start. It will provide resources and contact information for small businesses starting out.

Finding Books

Tips for searching the catalog:

  • Choosing "All Fields" from the drop-down menu will search for your term or phrase through the title, description, and subject fields. 
  • You can also choose to search for a specific title, author, subject, or ISBN. 
  • When your search results display, you can use the options on the left side to narrow the results by Library Location, Material Type, Shelf Location, Author, Publication Date, or Subject.
  • Penrose library (downtown) has a Business materials Reference Section on the lower level, near the Reference Desk.

Common sections at the library for Business materials according to the Dewey Decimal System (Non-Fiction):

  • 330 Economics
  • 331 Jobs, Careers

  • 332 Finance, Investments, Mutual Funds

  • 333 Real Estate

  • 336 Taxes

  • 340 Law / Legal Resources

  • 350 Government, Civil Service

  • 650 Business, MBA Schools (650.14 - Resumes, Cover Letters, Job Hunting, Interviews)
  • 651 Business Communications, Secretaries, Business Letters
  • 652 Typing, Word Processing (653 - Shorthand)
  • 657 CPA, Accounting, Bookkeeping, Financial Reports
  • 658 Starting a Business, Entrepreneurs, Financing, Management, Interviewing
  • 658.8 Marketing, Sales, Franchising
  • 659 Advertising
  • 808 Business Writing, Getting Published, Style Manuals, Public Speaking (808.8 – Quotations)