Starting a business is not for everyone. School can help in evaluating which student is predisposed to act as an entrepreneur. It should also use all possible tools for practical teaching how to set up and run a business. The Revas Business Simulations Games are one such tools that can be used during the lessons of introduction to entrepreneurship.
A common problem for Polish enterprises is that up to 80 percent of them fall in the first or second year of operation. This happens for a number of reasons, which are particularly important when it comes to misconceptions about business and theory-saturated entrepreneurship teaching programs.
Many young people, when asked what they associate with their own business, list in the same breath: a super car, office, business meetings, trips abroad, holidays on a yacht etc. However, the reality is completely different – in the initial period of running a business there is a lot of work, little free time, unstable revenues and often no profit. Then those who were not prepared for it, most often give up and close their dream business.
Meanwhile, school curricula on the subject of entrepreneurship are full of theory. There is a lack of tools for teachers, adapted to the curriculum foundations, which teachers, as they say, would be happy to use. School practice comes down to supplementing the business plan, or showing young people how to formally register a business. However, there are few tools that give the opportunity to learn by making realistic business decisions, responding to the changing business environment and facing the results of the company, including the negative ones.
That is why we decided to introduce to the school practice Revas Business Simulations Games, i.e. a computer software for learning entrepreneurship, company management and shaping key skills, giving the opportunity to learn by making realistic business decisions in the selected industry. The simulations are available for the automotive, transport, tourist, IT, hairdressing, cosmetics, construction and catering industries.