Highlands Ranch Herald:

One year ago, Douglas County Libraries launched a service called BizInfo as a way to support the business research needs of entrepreneurs and small businesses in Douglas County. “This initiative is one of the ways that Douglas County Libraries is demonstrating its commitment to adding value to our communities in measurable ways,” says Rochelle Logan, associate director of Douglas County Libraries and the project lead.

The BizInfo program was first introduced in late 2008 at the three largest libraries — Highlands Ranch, Parker and at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock. Over this past year, the professional BizInfo librarians at these three libraries have responded to research questions from more than 100 patrons in the areas of market research, industry trends, competitive intelligence and marketing lists.

“The research support we provided covers the gamut from providing resources for starting up a new business, writing a business plan, researching growth potential for various markets, looking at current industry trends, and finding information about the competition in an industry,” according to Colbe Galston and Lynn Sigman, BizInfo librarians at the Parker Library. More.