A New Career Path

You’ve decided on a new path, and the future is bright. But where do you begin? Here are some suggested resources to get you pointed in the right direction.

The Career Planning Process: Follow these simple steps to find which career path is right for you.


Colorado LMI Gateway: Learn which career suits you, research specific occupations and learn more about current job markets.


LearningExpress Library: Take comprehensive, interactive online practice exams for academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Registration is required.


O*Net Online: A career exploration and job analysis tool, find detailed descriptions of various occupations and industry information.


SCORE: Schedule an appoint for free career counseling to help you “crystallize your ideas, sharpen your focus, develop your entrepreneurial spirit and answer difficult questions.”


Career Options Research Center: Find information on salaries, job growth, required education levels and more compiled be resume guru Susan Ireland.


STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS


You’ve got a fabulous new idea for a business, and you’re ready to be your own boss. Use these resources to help your idea come to fruition.

Business Planning: Take these free online courses provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration to help you develop your business plan.


Colorado Business Resource Guide: Find check lists, tax information, bookkeeping and marketing info, and so much more from one of the most comprehensive start-up guides in the nation.


Gale Legal Forms: Find and print up-to-date legal forms and informational booklets online. Search by form number or category. Library card number required.


SCORE: Not only is it a valuable resource for career counseling, SCORE also advises on start-ups and is staffed by successful business leaders willing to share their own experiences.


Small Business Association Colorado District Office: Search tools, services and local resources available through the SBA’s Colorado District Office.


Small Business Development Centers: Sign up for free, confidential counseling or various training programs offered through Colorado Small Business Development Centers.


Small Business Resource Magazine: View the most complete guide to starting and expanding your business. Find information on local regulations, government loans, training and assistance, and business advocacy.


Small Business Resources Available at the Library