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Minority project in Austin looking to help entrepreneurs

A project in Austin is offering legal help to immigrants and minorities with their businesses

Posted: Nov 2, 2018 8:02 PM
Updated: Nov 2, 2018 8:03 PM

AUSTIN, Minn.-
Imagine moving to a completely different country and trying to start a business...it's quite the challenge to take on.
According to the last census nearly 8% of Minnesota population is foreign born.
That number is even higher in Austin at nearly 18% and they're embracing the immigrant community through a project aimed at helping entrepreneurs.
With some help from the Austin Area Minority Project.
It's a program that offers legal service for immigrants who want to start a business.

“Many things I don't know according to the Minnesota laws, that I’m just like oh ok let’s do it.so yeah I really trust them. I just feel like I can really helpful any person,” said Bengba.

The program is helping people like Ronissia Gondao Bengba who moved to Minnesota nearly 8 years ago.

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