Teaching Business Operations with the Biz Ops Game is one of the kid’s favorite (and my favorite) activities that is used in the More Than a Lemonade Stand Youth Entrepreneur Curriculum.
It is a business simulation board game that focuses on teaching business operations. Teams of 4-5 run their own paper airplane business. They start with a loan from the bank (that they have to pay back with interest), come up with a name for their paper airplane business, assign roles to each team member, budget for expenses, and purchase raw materials & office supplies. They then design, make and test their paper airplanes on the duct tape runway before selling to the customer. Then they repeat the process for up to 5 rounds. They track their sales and expense and the team with the most profit wins!
The kids have so much fun while playing the Biz Ops Game, they don’t realize how much they are learning.
The Biz Ops Game is teaching business operations while the kids are having fun running their companies so the debrief is important. The game takes about 90 minutes (but can be played in two 45 minute class periods). The kids learn what is like to run a business since each of the team members plays a role in running the business. It is amazing how much the game they learn in such a short time.
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Julie Ann Wood is the author of More Than a Lemonade Stand and You’re Never too Young to Start a Business. She has created a complete youth entrepreneurship curriculum which includes the Biz Ops Game and is now being used in 16 states and 7 countries. To learn more visit eseedling.com
P.S. If you haven’t watched the video yet, it shows how the Biz Ops Game is teaching business operations.