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

Launch a business in the virtual world. Play Construction, Tech or Restaurant Tycoon to learn how to run a business and put your entrepreneur skills to the test.

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Construction tycoon

Build your own construction company. Put emphasis on developing a team with strong controls on logistics, worksite safety, and financial management, as well as growing your property portfolio while trying to stay solvent.

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Restaurant tycoon

Get your own restaurant business cooking. Focus on the operation management of the staff, inventory, financial management, marketing and keeping customers happy while trying to grow the business.

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Tech tycoon

Launch your own tech startup. Immerse yourself in the process of creating your own technology business with emphasis on the start-up phase of the business and developing a human-centric design process.


Build a virtual empire

The Tycoon games teach players how to successfully run a business and discover the tools needed to excel in the future of business. From invoicing jobs to research and development, students will learn financial literacy and business evolution skills as they progress through the games.

The games were developed by JOY Business Academy in partnership with Xero, BNZMicrosoft, 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 payment services.

Cash is king

Generate profit & 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.

Start your business today with Xero

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Future of finance

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

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Small business guides

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

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Teaching tools for Xero partners

Need some training for your clients or staff? Xero learning is a series of online courses, webinars and events where you can learn how to get the most out of Xero.

We are passionate about the success of small businesses and want to do all we can to support the sector that serves as the engine room for the Kiwi economy

Craig Hudson, Managing Director, Xero New Zealand

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Whether you’ve been in business for years or this is your first small business, try Xero now and see how online accounting software can make running a business more beautiful.

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