Entrepreneurs Access Network program aims to help minority business owners succeed in Detroit

(WWJ) -- There’s an innovative and new program to help minority business owners succeed in Detroit.

While minority-led companies create about 4.7 million jobs in the U.S., and contribute about $700 billion in annual revenue, many are unable to reach their full potential due to lack of revenue and resources.

Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurs Access Network (EAN) program helps Black- and Latino-owned companies address that disparity gap, in order to achieve greater growth.

Angie Kelly, Managing Partner at Ernst & Young’s Detroit offices, spoke with WWJ’s Charlie Langton at the Mackinac Policy Conference about the program.

Now in its second year, Kelly says the EAN program provides mentoring, networking and access to capital for the business owners, and works to “[shine] a spotlight on a group in our entrepreneurial ecosystem that really can benefit from the extra resources and support.”

Those who are interested can apply for the EAN program at no cost, and the deadline for applications is September 30.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR ERNST & YOUNG’S EAN PROGRAM