In cooperation with the BCVision Small Business Action Team, Battle Creek's Generation E Institute is gathering volunteers who will mentor minority and women emerging business owners.

The program comes as a result of a BCVision benchmarking study which shows a need for more entrepreneurs and small business owners.

The Generation E Institute's Amanda Lankerd tells 95.3 WBCK of 2809 businesses with less than 100 employees in Battle Creek, only 120 are minority-owned; 235 are women-owned.

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