SOURCE: Black Enterprise

May 01, 2007 12:00 ET

Kids Learn Business Basics at the 2007 Black Enterprise Kidpreneur/Teenpreneur Conference

Business Convention for Kids and Teens Begins May 10th in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

NEW YORK, -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 1, 2007 -- The Black Enterprise Kidpreneur/Teenpreneur Conference hosted by Wendy's International will kick off its popular business education program May 10 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Designed specifically for African American youth, the Kidpreneur/Teenpreneur Conference gives young people from around the country the skills required to be a successful business owner. Created to be as fun as it is educational, the program is committed to developing the entrepreneurial potential of tomorrow's business leaders with a step-by-step approach to business development and management.

Running simultaneously with the 2007 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo hosted by General Motors, the Kidpreneur/Teenpreneur Conference offers instruction at four levels: Presidents Club (for established and returning young business owners), Future CEOs (ages 14 to 17), Junior Executives (ages 11 to 13), and Futurepreneurs (ages 7 to 10). Attendees will learn how to develop a business plan, further their venture through Website development, and be taught the fundamentals of marketing their businesses using television, radio, and newspapers.

"The Kidpreneur/Teenpreneur Conference is a great way to jump-start a child's interest in business," says BLACK ENTERPRISE Sr. VP/Editor-in-Chief Alfred Edmond Jr. "This top-notch, step-by-step program covers everything from creating a business plan to actually establishing and managing a mini-company. With the enthusiastic support of Wendy's International, which has sponsored the event since its inception in 1995, the program continues to stir up one success story after another. The program culminates with a graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 12 where the students present their completed business plans."

BLACK ENTERPRISE further recognizes a young entrepreneur or group, age 17 or younger, with the Kidpreneur/Teenpreneur of the Year Award. Previous award winners include Atlanta resident Kenya James, publisher of Blackgirl Magazine; Camille Winbush, owner of Baked Ice, an ice cream shop in Pasadena, California; and Najee McGreen of Brooklyn, New York, founder of Techmaster Computer Works.

To register of for more information about the Kidpreneur/Teenpreneur Conference, call 800-209-7229 or log on to www.blackenterprise.com/beec.

Sponsors of the 2007 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo hosted by General Motors include Aetna, OPEN from American Express, American Airlines, Ariel Mutual Funds, ExxonMobil, FedEx, Frito-Lay, General Motors, IBM, Kodak, Macy's, Pepsi, SAM'S CLUB, State Farm®, Verizon Wireless, Visit Florida, Walt Disney World, and Wendy's International.

BLACK ENTERPRISE, your ultimate guide to financial empowerment, is the premier business, investment, and wealth building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. Every month, BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine provides 3.9 million readers with information on entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management. A multimedia company, BE also produces radio and television programming, business and lifestyle events, Web content, and digital media. BLACK ENTERPRISE is the definitive source of information for and about African American business markets and leaders, and the authority on black business news and trends.

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