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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.

Pikes Peak Library District provides resources and services to help with small business needs. 

Databases are available to help with research topics such as Business Plans, Demographics and Market Research. Click on the link below, then click on the database tab for a concise listing of Library Databases.



Meeting Rooms and other services are not available at this time due to Covid-19. Click here to get updated information on services.

We offer free business classes every month with professionals from the community and library staff.


Library 21c, East and Sand Creek have Makerspace which include 3D printers, CNC machine, laser cutters, sewing machines and more. 


Studio 21c at Library 21c is available where you can learn to operate video and still cameras, record, produce and edit videos, and even check out recording equipment. 


If you attended the Minding Your Business class, please complete the following survey.

Pikes Peak Library District A-Z Database List

What are Subject Guides?

  • Subject Guides are mini-websites that offer resources and library services on a specific topic or subject. 
  • Click on one of the blue tabs to the left of this page to navigate through the guide and access resources.
  • All pages are printable (see option at the bottom of this page).
  • Subject Guides are accessible at the library, or from anywhere in the world with wifi, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • You can search for information or resources in the search box at the top right of the page.