BHS Virtual Enterprise Firms Named to Top 100 List
Brighton High School’s two Virtual Enterprise firms were named to the Top 100 list in the international program. The firms are Beast Buddies and Coastal Kicks. Beast Buddies is selling fictional pets and animals, while Coastal Kicks is selling different lines of sneakers.
The Top 100 is based on firm involvement in competitions, development of business plans, website construction, and overall activity. There are over 4,000 Virtual Enterprise firms around the world.
The BHS Virtual Enterprise class is taught by Sam Rizzo. In the simulation, students run any business of their choice in an effort to try to sell their products to other participating schools across the globe. The class is a perfect environment for collaboration and real-life learning. Primarily through their websites, as well as sales emails and phone calls, firms contact other schools daily in an effort to create sales contracts. Each department plays a role, just as in real life, in the overall success of the business. The class provides students with an authentic, collaborative business and entrepreneurship experience through its live global business simulation model.