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The Long Road

Enlightening travels find SBDC funding reaching new lows, generous big guys and inspiring entrepreneurs.

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

I had a very busy September traveling across the country meeting hundreds of entrepreneurs and the people trying to help them. I was left feeling frustrated and exhilarated--all at the same time.

A few months ago, I wrote about how Congress had yet to pass the Sweeney bill. The legislation, officially the National Small Business Regulatory Assistance Act of 2005, was reintroduced in the Senate this past July by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), the ranking minority member of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and co-sponsored by Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), the chair of that committee. At press time, the bill has not yet been passed.

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