Students submit work or their follow up questions through Firefly.Teachers can then mark work in whichever way works best, such as using annotations, sending audio or video feedback, or entering a grade.Growing sales, maximizing profit and managing the daily operations of a café will help them understand the ins and outs of operating a customer service oriented business.Our Business Essentials simulation is a great way to learn about running a business.Recommended for: Introduction to Business, Business Essentials, Small Business Management, Principles of Management Main Decision Areas: Management, Marketing, Operations, Accounting, Incidents (mini-cases) The Business Essentials simulation, Biz Cafe, provides students the opportunity to experience the importance of the fundamentals of business by running a small, college-town coffee shop.At startup, teams choose equipment, furniture, and a name consistent with the image they want to project.Student teams will function as a “real-life” company competing in a dynamic and evolving industry.With direct-competitive play, students’ stores all compete with each other, their decisions affecting each other.
Teachers develop a one-to-one, personal learning conversation with each of their students.
As the Business Essentials simulation progresses, students encounter all the facets of running a business at a basic level.
They gain experience with financial statements, the difference between cash and accrual accounting, handling staffing issues, operations management for a small service business, marketing and promotion, and the importance of customer satisfaction.
Firefly’s markbook gives teachers a complete overview of how their students and classes are developing over time.
This enables teachers to easily identify students needing assistance or an extra challenge, as well as any performance blips.