FCCLA Virtual Business Challenge Hints - 2017-2018

by Jeff Rutherford


When you open the competition file, your person lives in an apartment and has $5,000. You don’t have any banking or credit card accounts. Your goal is to increase your person’s net worth as much as possible while managing his life for two simulated years.

Use the name “John” when you apply for a job.

If you apply for a job or decide to take a class, you will have to choose your mode of transportation to get to work or class. You will have to walk or take the bus. Buying or leasing a car within the competition file is not possible. Consult your schedule to see how long your commute will take.

Some jobs require work experience and/or education. Check your resume which is found under the Reports menu. You are starting off with some work experience and education history. If you don’t wish to apply for the jobs you are qualified for, you are always free to take additional courses in order to become qualified.

Your apartment is not furnished. If you shop for certain goods, you may be able to decrease the time you have to spend on certain activities in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Don’t forget to pay your bills and taxes! Your bills will appear on your desk in your person’s apartment. You will be able to access your tax information on January 1.

Don’t forget to set up your daily schedule. Review the Tutorial if you need help doing this. In order to keep your person alive, you must allocate enough time to sleeping, eating, relaxing and exercising. You must find a way to include these activities within your schedule in addition to working and taking classes (if you choose to enroll in courses/degree programs).