Subscribe to Entrepreneur for $5

Walk This Way

With more funding, SBDCs can lead you in the right direction.

This story appears in the July 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Small businesses may soon have access to a new translation service--not for when they need to pore over foreign language import rules, but rather to get help from Small Business Development Centers on deciphering the mumbo-jumbo that often characterizes small-business regulations. Rep. John Sweeney's (R-NY) National Small Business Regulatory Assistance Act of 2005 (H.R. 230) has passed both the House and Senate in previous Congresses; 2005 may be the year it lands on President Bush's desk for signing.

There are now 63 Lead SBDCs--one or more in each state, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands-with a network of more than 1,100 service subcenters. The SBA provides 50 percent or less of the operating funds for each state SBDC.

Continue reading this article -- and everything on Entrepreneur!

Become a member to get unlimited access and support the voices you want to hear more from. Get full access to Entrepreneur for just $5!

3 months free with code ZENDESK

Presented by zendesk

3 months free with code ZENDESK