So, you think you can run a business? Test your skills now.

Play Tech and Restaurant Tycoon to learn business acumen and put your dream of becoming an entrepreneur to the test.

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Become a virtual entrepreneur

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 association with the Ministry of Social Development, as well as BNZ and Xero.

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Experience what it takes to run a business

  • Compete for market control
  • Decide on a marketing strategy
  • Research new products
  • Deal with demand
  • Hire and manage staff
  • Stay solvent
  • Get some sleep
"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

Get Started. Download Tech and Restaurant Tycoon from Joy Business Academy now.

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Level up by learning Xero

The Tycoon games challenge players to achieve certain milestones throughout the games. Learn how badges can be earned by using Xero within the games.

Set up your Xero account

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

Keep going on the go

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

Learn how cash is king

Generate profit & loss reports, file a GST return, and check in with a professional for financial advice.

Add more for more growth

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

Understand cash flow

Get an overview of your virtual businesses cash flow, outstanding invoices and workflow.

Run your business day to day

Reconcile your bank accounts, create quotes and invoices and add receipts with a single photo.

Learn how to start your business with Xero

Xero Learn: the future of financial learning

The Xero Lifelong Learning Platform is an online learning experience to revolutionise the way you teach and give your students real world accounting skills. Developed for the future of beautiful business, it's accessible education for anyone, anytime.

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Xero’s Small Business Guides

Are you thinking of starting your own business? Read our tips, tricks and accounting essentials for business success. They’re free.

Xero small business guides

Teaching tools for Xero partners

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

Xero U

30-day free trial

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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