I often get asked what exactly is the Biz Ops Game? Here is a short video to explain what it is, how it works and what it teaches.
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About Julie Wood
In addition to directing the Youth Entrepreneur Camp at UW-Madison SBDC, Julie Wood shares her passion for youth entrepreneurship as a classroom volunteer for Junior Achievement. She has been a frequent guest instructor of the business simulation for middle school and high school aged groups and has trained Wisconsin teachers on how to use the business simulation in their classrooms. She is also a member of UW-Madison’s Pre-College council which works on pre-college programs and processes for the campus.
Entries by Julie Wood
Choose a business idea. You can’t start learning about how to start a business if you don’t have an idea. Think about hobbies, interests, what you’ve learned, what you have experience in, what you’re good at what you like to do in your spare time. Test your idea with potential customers. Entrepreneurs take risks but […]
I am an avid reader of ideas for teaching entrepreneurship not only for improving my own teaching of entrepreneurship but also so I can help parents and teachers implement entrepreneurship education in easy and effective ways. Sometimes we forget about the everyday opportunities we have for developing our kids into young entrepreneurs so here are […]
My theory is that you can’t really teach kids how to be an entrepreneur if they don’t know what it is. The hard part is defining what an entrepreneur is! If you Google “What is an Entrepreneur”, you will get 149 million results in a matter of seconds. The first one listed is the dictionary […]
In today’s blog post I wanted to share a couple of infographics. The first one features the”10 Youngest Billionaires of Our Time: How Did They Do it?” shared with me by one of my readers (thanks Madeline). These young billionaires have done some amazing things and most of us have been affected in one or […]
This week it was Jerry Seinfeld’s kids lemonade stand getting closed down by police due to neighbors complaining about parking and not having a permit. I have been hearing about a stand getting closed down almost every week some place in the U.S. this summer – what do you think this does to kids who […]
In the last 2 blog posts I included ideas for how young entrepreneurs might come up with a business idea, an overview of the steps to get started and 10 ideas that work. Now that the business idea is starting to be developed, here is some more detail on what to do next. Here are […]
In my last blog post I talked about how kids can use their talents and passion to guide them into a business idea. But how do you know if that idea will work? Here are 9 business ideas that have a high chance of success for young entrepreneurs (and some helpful hints for each one): […]
There is still a month left of summer vacation and the kids are getting bored! Why not have them start a business? Starting a small business is a good way to keep the brain drain away and keep the kids busy, learn responsibility, earn money and build their resume! Here are 6 things to help […]
I was very fortunate to have both of my parents as entrepreneurial role models as I was growing up. Both my mom and dad owned their own businesses at one time during my life and through growing up on a farm and raising steers for 4-H I learned that you can earn money to help […]