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Using the MikesBikes Business Simulation at a Community College

The article below is written by Daniel McCarty, an instructor currently using MikesBikes Introduction within his course at St. Clair Community College.  Background Here in the U.S., community colleges offer the first two years of a traditional four-year degree.  They are fairly local in their appeal, and offer significant convenience and cost savings vs. proceeding … Continue reading Using the MikesBikes Business Simulation at a Community College

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Five Effective Ways to Improve Your MikesBikes Performance

“Don’t waste a good mistake, learn from it.” –  Robert Kiyosaki Is your MikesBikes Company struggling to make sales or losing cash? If your firm’s financial position has stagnated or is deteriorating, don’t lose hope. This is a great opportunity for you to review your strategy and make changes, and in the process, learn valuable … Continue reading Five Effective Ways to Improve Your MikesBikes Performance

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Why Drexel University Loves Business Simulations (And You Should Too!)

High Schools, Community Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania are being pressured to prove that their school curriculum is improving overall student knowledge, retention rate and employability. Studies show that business simulations provide students with experiential, reflective, action-oriented and discursive learning (Hoover et al., 2001), and Drexel University is a fantastic example of a school that has … Continue reading Why Drexel University Loves Business Simulations (And You Should Too!)

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5 Effective Teaching Strategies for Business Simulation Games

Are you thinking about incorporating business simulation games into your courses or training programs? Studies have proven that business simulations have the potential to improve student engagement, learning and employability. However, whether you are a new or experienced simulation user, it is extremely important to look for the best strategies to ensure smooth integration of … Continue reading 5 Effective Teaching Strategies for Business Simulation Games

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Success Lies in Knowing Your Weaknesses and Playing to Your Strengths

Bonilla Ice, a company ran by Brian Bonilla from Santa Clara University landed sixth place in the 2016 MikesBikes World Champs.  The Smartsims team reached out and interviewed Brian to speak on his experiences, the lessons he learned and advice he would give future students.  What is your decision making process within the simulation? The … Continue reading Success Lies in Knowing Your Weaknesses and Playing to Your Strengths

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How Business Course Instructors Can Help Students Avoid Costly Internships With Simulations

As tuition prices in the US continue to rise, and the job market in New York and nationwide becomes more competitive, the challenge is for recent graduates to gain real-world experience without taking on unpaid internships and more debt. In today’s work climate, graduating students face a catch-22; they need job experience in order to … Continue reading How Business Course Instructors Can Help Students Avoid Costly Internships With Simulations

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How to Create the Best Company Name for your Business

Naming your company is one of the most important decisions when establishing a new business. It forms the foundation of your company’s brand and is key to a lasting first impression. However, coming up a name for your business is often as challenging as it is important. So what are the best ways to pick a creative, meaningful or … Continue reading How to Create the Best Company Name for your Business