An annual business education program for young, African-American entrepreneurs opens this week at Walt Disney World's Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., organizers said Tuesday.

The Black Enterprise Kidpreneur/Teenpreneur Conference aims to give young people all the tools required to run a successful small businesses, including workshops geared towards would-be entrepreneurs between 7 and 17 years old.

"This top-notch, step-by-step program covers everything from creating a business plan to actually establishing and managing a mini-company," Black Enterprise vice president Alfred Edmond Jr. said in a statement.

This year's conference begins May 10 and is sponsored by Wendy's.

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Published on: May 8, 2007