What is “Mini” Business World?

The “Mini” Business World program is the most recent addition to the Wisconsin Business World curriculum. Established in 2011, the “Mini’s” were originally designed as a marketing tool for our summer flagship program. Since then, they have developed a character and a following of their own. Over the course of a single day, the program covers everything from Adam Smith and the early ideas of free market enterprise, to Wisconsin’s role as a manufacturing powerhouse.

The program runs from 9 am to 2 pm. In the morning, students walk through a brief history lesson that details Adam Smith, author of “The Wealth of Nations,” and the fundamental principles of free market enterprise, as well as a history of manufacturing and business in Wisconsin. From there, students interact with fellow classmates completing curriculum-based exercises that stress the values of entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and business ethics. By the end of the program, students gain a greater appreciation for what it takes to run a business, but, more importantly, they will understand the rich and treasured history of Wisconsin as an incubator for entrepreneurship and enterprise.

How to bring “Mini” Business World to your community

The “Mini” Business World program condenses the core curriculum of our summer program and brings it on-site to high schools across the state. Since its inception, our “Mini” Business World attendance has skyrocketed as counties from Marinette to Monroe have sponsored students of all studies to participate in the program’s activities.

Interested in bringing the “Mini” program to your area? Contact the Director of Business World, Michelle Grajkowski, via email or by phone (608.258.3400) for more information.