GoVenture Micro Business simulation is an easy-to-use program that introduces you to the experience of running your own micro business. It’s the perfect first step for younger students or adults who need to start with the basics of running a business. It also offers the opportunity to apply concepts in other subjects such as math, finance, career, or general life skills in a fun business setting.
Like a flight simulator for business, GoVenture Micro Business puts you in the role of the owner of a mobile business cart, where you must decide what products to sell and where and when to sell them in order to maximize profits. It’s easy to use, visual, interactive, and exciting!
Unlike any book, course, or seminar, GoVenture Micro Business enables you to gain years of experience in minutes! Manage all the key aspects of your own virtual business — price your products, buy inventory, advertise, review financial statements, hire employees, manage schedules, and more. Monitor your success by evaluating profitability, market share, and customer satisfaction.
Try your business skills on your own, against your friends and classmates, or compete with the computerized businesses in the simulation. Gain practical experience so you have the confidence to explore starting and running your own small business!
Play again and again — every new simulation you run is different!
GoVenture Micro Business is ideal for youth and adults in self-directed or facilitated learning environments. It is also the perfect complement to any business course or curriculum - see below for what's included.
Plus, run an entire session of GoVenture Micro Business within minutes, or over an extended period of time. Compete against others. Use a single computer, or play on multiple computers — over a local network or the Internet.
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With over 120 activities, topics, and outcomes covered, GoVenture Micro Business makes it quick and easy to deliver curriculum-matched outcomes in a way that is problem-based, cross-curriculum, thematic, and holistic.
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Education Bundle Resources are included in Adobe PDF format with your product purchase (certain licenses excluded). Click the PRICES tab for details.
Lesson plans and activities designed to bring education on writing a business plan, pricing products, hiring employees, and other business challenges alive in the classroom.
A selection of objective questions which can be used to create tests.
A helpful feature included in the software simulation that displays detailed simulation results, assigns a score to performance based upon a number of factors, and can be printed out as a report for evaluation.
A 50-page book that outlines the basics every aspiring business owner needs to know in an easy-to-read, summary format.
See the table of contents.
Watch demonstration and training videos - the best way to get started quickly.
Printable certificates for rewarding learner achievement.
Examples of how GoVenture is being used by others.
Why states and districts are adopting GoVenture as a curriculum standard.
A guide to the key elements of version 1 of the software. Version 2 does not have a printed User Guide, although the features of Version 1 and 2 are similar so this guide may still be useful.
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See how GoVenture maps to specific education standards.
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A special resource for schools and nonprofits to help find the funds needed to purchase GoVenture.
Summarizes helpful business and money information into a single sheet of paper.
A free website containing a wealth of business tools, activities, and games.
Why GoVenture is right for your school.
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