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WestFocus has developed learning materials to help people to get enterprises started. Some of these materials can be accessed and used directly on this website. Other materials can be purchased by trainers, universities, or schools to use in seminars.
|The Apprentice Entrepreneur: DJ Life
The second game in the 'Apprentice Entrepreneaur' series is called 'DJ Life' As before, the idea behind the game is to assist in the teaching of entrepreneurial principles through gameplay. This time you're a budding DJ trying to build up a business playing in the local clubs. Decisions have to be made regarding equipment, records, advertising, negotiating gigs etc., whilst always monitoring your cash flow! An essential element of successful DJing is an ability to 'mix' the right tracks for your discerning audience. In DJ Life they quickly let you know whether you're doing a good job or not.
|The Apprentice Entrepreneur: E-Trader
The first release in the 'Apprentice Entrepreneur' series of PC-based computer games is called 'E-Trader' - and is available now. Developed to assist in the teaching of entrepreneurial skills, users get the chance to run their own internet based retailing business for 6 months (in accelerated time), setting up a web site, controlling stock and order fulfillment, and most important of all managing your cash-flow. Game play extends to between 6 - 12 hours, depending whether you avoid going bankrupt too many times.
'MarketPlace' is the first of a series of the Knowledge Exchange Entrepreneurship Centre board games developed to assist in the teaching of business principles to budding entrepreneurs. Two teams, one team 'selling' an on-line restaurant reservation system - the other team as potential 'buyers' of the service. The game helps develop those negotiating skills required to raise/overcome objections. At the half way point the two teams swap roles, and attempt the opposite transaction.