The Small Business Game New Zealand Edition
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Created by The Small Business Company Limited

About The Small Business Game

Through a Flash-based online game environment, students learn how to run a sports retail store based on retailing football club merchandise.

In the process they experience the start-up and management of a business, learning both from their mistakes and from their successes. It can be used in class as a fun, interactive way to learn about a variety of concepts from across the school curriculum.

Students can:

  • Learn what it is like to manage a small business.
  • Learn what works in business-and what doesn’t work.
  • Experiment with different strategies and tactics to see the impact of your decisions.
  • Play the game well and you might be able to dominate the Leader board.

FAQ:

Q. What if my computer crashes or my internet connection drops - are my results lost?
A. No. All of your decisions are recorded and saved during the game. Just login again and away you go.

Q. What does it cost to play?
A. Nothing. The game is free for High School students to play. Teachers will need to register their school if it hasn't been registered already.

Q. Can anyone play?
A. The game is for New Zealand High School students only. It is designed for ages 14 - 18.

Q. What do I need to play?
A. You will need an internet connection and Flash Player 8 or higher installed on your computer. You can download the latest Flash Player from here: Get Flash Player. The game's minimum browser requirements are Internet Explorer 6 or Mozilla Firefox 2. You do not need a suite of computers either. Teachers can choose to run the game from their laptop and project the game in class. As a registered teacher you can access our Teacher Resources Area for more ideas on how to use The Small Business Game in class.

Q. Can I play the game on my iPad?
A. No. The game runs in Flash Player which is not available on iPads.

Q. Do I have to be at school to play?
A. No. You can play at home or anywhere you can get the internet.

Q. Can I choose a different Football Club?
A. At this stage 8 clubs have given us permission to us them within the game. These are Canterbury United, Auckland City Football Club, Hawkes Bay United, Team Wellington, Waikato Football Club, Otago United, Waitakere United and Youngheart Manawatu . If you think your favourite New Zealand team should be involved then why not email them and tell them about The Small Business Game?

 
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Developed by: The Small Business Company Ltd
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  Supported by:
Auckland City Football Club Canterbury United Hawkes Bay United Otago United Team Wellington Waikato Football Club Waitakere United Youngheart Manawatu

Auckland City Football Club

Canterbury United

Hawkes Bay United

Otago United

Team Wellington

Waikato Football Club

Waitakere United

Youngheart Manawatu