GoVenture Small Business simulation is a realistic business and entrepreneur simulation that recreates the day-to-day experiences involved in starting and running a small business. Like a flight simulator for business, GoVenture Small Business puts you in the role of entrepreneur founder and CEO of your own virtual business, while engaging you in realistic situations and problems. It’s easy to use, visual, interactive, and exciting!
Unlike any book, course, or seminar, GoVenture Small Business enables you to gain years of business and entrepreneur experience in minutes! Manage all aspects of your own virtual business — price your products, order inventory, conduct sales and marketing initiatives, review financial statements, hire and fire employees, manage schedules, and more. Monitor your success by evaluating profitability, market share, customer satisfaction, employee morale, personal goals, and more!
Try your business management 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 Small 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 Small Business within minutes, or over an extended period of time. Compete against others by comparing profit or other business metrics. Use a single computer, or play on multiple computers — over a local network or the Internet.
PRICES & BUY
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.
Adobe PDF (5MB)
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 entrepreneurship education alive in the classroom. Every key decision an entrepreneur needs to make in starting and running a business is addressed.
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.
Watch demonstration and training videos - the best way to get started quickly.
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.
Adobe PDF (947kB)
Printable certificates for rewarding learner achievement.
See how GoVenture maps to specific education standards.
Summarizes helpful business and money information into a single sheet of paper.
Examples of how GoVenture is being used by others.
Start your week with 1 item that informs, inspires, or entertains.
A free website containing a wealth of business tools, activities, and games.
Why states and districts are adopting GoVenture as a curriculum standard.
A special resource for schools and nonprofits to help find the funds needed to purchase GoVenture.
Why GoVenture is right for your school.
Adobe PDF (127kB)
A brief list of common challenges and possible solutions for improving GoVenture business success.
Adobe PDF (341kB)
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