Small Business simulation

Run a sandwich shop, café, music store, or ice-cream store in the most realistic small business and entrepreneur simulation!

Format

Format

Online

Online

CD

CD

Network

Network

Suitability

Learner

College

& Adult

G 10–12

G 7–9

G K–6

Pre K

Depth
Duration
Language

Depth

Duration

Language

Detailed

MAX

hundreds
of hours

English

Moderate

MIN

5–10
hours

Intro

Latest version 2.0

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SCREENSHOTS

VIDEO

Video

Demonstration

1-min Demo Video

Video

Tutorial

Tutorial Video

About

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.

 

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Activities, topics,
and outcomes

With over 160 activities, topics, and outcomes covered, GoVenture Small Business makes it quick and easy to deliver curriculum-matched outcomes in a way that is problem-based, cross-curriculum, thematic, and holistic.

Help

Technical Support
Sales Questions
Education QuestionsCONTACT

Case Studies

Education Bundle Resources

 

A 50-page book that outlines the basics every aspiring business owner needs to know in an easy-to-read, summary format.

Education Bundle Resources are included in Adobe PDF format with your product purchase (certain licenses excluded). Click the PRICES tab for details.

Experiencing Small Business

An Illustrated Introduction to Starting and Running a Small Business

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.

Learning Guides & Activities

Instructor & Student Editions

A selection of objective questions which can be used to create tests.

Test Bank

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.

Performance Report

FREE Resources

 

Product Videos

Product Videos External Link

Watch demonstration and training videos - the best way to get started quickly.

Software User Guide External Link

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)

Instructor Guide

A guide to using GoVenture in the classroom or in a business training environment.

For ONLINE version

For CD/Network version

Award Certificates External Link

Printable certificates for rewarding learner achievement.

Education Standards  Maps External Link

See how GoVenture maps to specific education standards.

Cheat Sheet

Summarizes helpful business and money information into a single sheet of paper.

Case Studies

Examples of how GoVenture is being used by others.

GoTeacher

Start your week with 1 item that informs, inspires, or entertains.

GoVentureOasis.com External Link

A free website containing a wealth of business tools, activities, and games.

Standardize On GoVenture External Link

Why states and districts are adopting GoVenture as a curriculum standard.

GoVenture Sponsorship Program

A special resource for schools and nonprofits to help find the funds needed to purchase GoVenture.

For Principals & Administrators External Link

Why GoVenture is right for your school.

Adobe PDF (127kB)

Success Guide External Link

A brief list of common challenges and possible solutions for improving GoVenture business success.

Adobe PDF (341kB)

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