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Learning objects Biz whiz unleashed: compete for customers

TLF ID L1311

Run a neighbourhood pet service. Find opportunities to boost customer numbers for your business and beat other companies. Attract new customers, build a good reputation and earn more money than your competitors. Market the business creatively and introduce new services. Use your resources efficiently; make sure you have enough time and resources to service customer needs. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify innovative opportunities to service potential customer needs.
  • Students identify and capitalise on business strengths.
  • Students explore a range of approaches for expanding a venture.
  • Students recognise and respond to competition.
Educational value
  • Allows students to operate their own business and assess opportunities to introduce innovations to promote sustainability and profitability.
  • Uses a simulation format that enables students to operate in a competitive environment to achieve their own business goals.
  • Allows students to make decisions, supported with advice from a business mentor, about business opportunities that arise.
  • Allows students to observe the business consequences of their decisions.
  • Encourages repeated use through the provision of a range of business opportunities and decision options.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8

Learning area
  • studies of society and environment
Strand
  • Studies of society and environment/Resources
Concept
  • Studies of society and environment/Commerce
  • Studies of society and environment/Community
  • Studies of society and environment/Business
  • Studies of society and environment/Economics
  • Studies of society and environment/Enterprise
  • Studies of society and environment/Entrepreneurship
Skill
  • Analysis;
  • Application;
  • Comprehension;
  • Knowledge
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Experiment;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning;
  • Auditory learning

Other details

Contributors
  • Technical implementer
  • Script writer
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
  • Hearing independence
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
Browsers
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.