Think you’ve got what it takes to run a business?

Put your entrepreneur skills to the test. Play construction, tech or restaurant tycoon to learn how to run a business.

Entrepreneurs in the restaurant, construction and tech industry play business tycoon online.

Construction tycoon

Build and grow your own construction company. Develop a team with strong controls on logistics, worksite safety and financial management.

A screen from the game Construction Tycoon showing a construction project underway on the edge of a city.

Restaurant tycoon

Get your own restaurant business cooking. Manage staff, inventory, finances and marketing. Keep customers happy while growing your business.

A screen from the game Restaurant Tycoon showing a mid-city restaurant.

Tech tycoon

Immerse yourself in launching your own tech company. Focus on the startup phase of the business and develop a human-centric design process.

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Build a virtual empire

Launch a virtual business

The Tycoon games teach players how to successfully run a business and discover the tools needed to excel in the future of business.

Learn business skills

From invoicing to research and development, players learn financial literacy and business skills as they progress through the games.

Thanks to our game developers

Games were developed by JOY Business Academy in partnership with Xero, BNZ, Microsoft, BDO, BCITO and the Ministry of Social Development.

Level up by learning Xero

Hit milestones while learning how to use Xero by earning badges within the game.

Set up your Xero account

Learn to connect your bank feeds, add financial advisors, and use payment services.

Cash is king

Generate profit and loss reports, file GST returns, and get financial advice from a pro.

Track cash flow

Keep track of your virtual business’s cash flow, outstanding invoices and workflow.

On the go

Check balances, reconcile bank accounts and upload receipts on the in-game mobile app.

Build your business

Grow by adding Xero Payroll and Xero Projects to manage your staff and jobs.

Run your business day to day

Create quotes and invoices, reconcile bank accounts, and add receipts with a single photo.

The Xero dashboard shows bank balances, the amount of invoices owed,  and an accounts watchlist.

Start your business today with Xero

Resources to get you going

Find out how to start a business with these Xero resources.

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    Future of finance
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    Small business guides
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    Teaching tools for partners

Future of finance

Xero provides an online learning experience created to change the way you teach and give your students real-world accounting skills.

Check out Xero for educators
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Small business guides

Thinking of starting your own business? Read our tips, tricks and accounting essentials for business success.

Read the guides
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Teaching tools for Xero partners

Need some training for your clients or staff? Xero Central has online courses, webinars and events to help you get the most out of Xero.

Visit Xero Central

Plans to suit your business

All pricing plans cover the accounting essentials, with room to grow.



Good for larger employers and more complex small businesses.



NZD per month

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    Everything from Premium
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    Payroll for up to 5 people
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    Expenses for up to 5 people
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    Projects for up to 5 people
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    Advanced insights with Analytics Plus

Start using Xero for free

Access all Xero features for 30 days, then decide which plan best suits your business.

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    Safe and secure
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    Cancel any time
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    24/7 online support