Small Business simulation

Run a sandwich shop, café, music store, or ice-cream store in the most realistic small business and entrepreneur simulation!
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This GoVenture program has been replaced with an amazing new program called
GoVenture Entrepreneur


  • GoVenture SMALL BUSINESS is a realistic business and entrepreneur simulation that recreates the day-to-day experiences involved in starting and running a small business.

  • Start and run a sandwich shop (like Subway), café (like Starbucks), music store (like HMV), or ice-cream store (like Baskin Robbins) in a minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour experience.

  • Manage all aspects of a business — price products, order inventory, conduct sales and marketing initiatives, hire and manage employees, assign work schedules, review cash flow and financial statements, and more.

  • Monitor success by evaluating profitability, market share, customer satisfaction, employee morale, personal goals, and more.

  • Host student competitions by comparing performance results.

  • Provides dozens of hours of individual and repeat play over days and weeks.

  • Ideal for youth and adults in self-directed or facilitated learning.

  • An advanced business simulator enhanced with a complete curriculum that provides dozens of hours of learning — see below for everything included.

Purchase Options

Online Subscription software is downloaded and plays on Windows or Macintosh computers (excluding Mac OS X 10.15). Deliver your curriculum in person, online, or at a distance.

Perpetual version is installed and plays on Windows and Macintosh computers in your school or organization with no renewal fees.

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STUDENT PRIVACY is fully maintained.

Standards, Topics, 
and Outcomes

GoVenture represents the best of experiential learning. Your students learn more while you teach less. With over 100 activities, topics, and outcomes covered, GoVenture makes it quick and easy to deliver curriculum-matched outcomes in a way that is problem-based, cross-curriculum, thematic, and holistic.


Comprehensive Learning Resources Included

GoVenture can be used to enhance your current course or training or to build an entirely new course — everything instructors and students need is included to meet or exceed learning standards.
Instructor Guide and Website

Instructor Guide and Website

An instructor guide and curriculum plan on how to use GoVenture in schools or for business training. The online version of GoVenture also includes a free instructor website for monitoring and assessing student performance in real time.  View ONLINE version or LOCAL INSTALL version

Learning & Activity Book

Learning & Activity Book

Helps students learn the fundamental concepts of business and entrepreneurship. The 240-page book is easy to read with large text and lots of examples to make fundamental business concepts easy to understand. Students can use it as a reference for topics they need help with, or read it from cover to cover to gain practical business wisdom. Provided as Adobe PDF. View sample pages

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Lessons and Activities

Over 50 lesson plans and activities designed to bring business education alive in the classroom. Every key decision a business owner needs to make in starting and running a business is addressed. Glossary included. Provided as Adobe PDF. View glossary and sample activities



Videos to enhance student learning — curated from around the world.

Test Bank

Test Bank

Multiple-choice questions that you can copy and paste to build your own printable tests. 



Includes multiple assessment options to choose from enabling instructors to perfectly match their grading and performance preferences. Assessment options include participation, performance, quizzes, journaling, report preparation, and more. Most options are automated saving significant instructional time. 

Award Certificates

Award Certificates

Printable certificates for rewarding learner achievement.  
Award Certificates

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