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For Subscribers Gives Teenagers A Chance To Play Business Sites like are giving teenagers the chance to play entrepreneur.

By Devlin Smith

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The next time you're looking for an online game to wile away the hours, how about one that flexes your entrepreneurial muscles? Dozens of games are popping up all over the Internet that give people of all ages the chance to play business, doing things like running lemonade stands or testing your knowledge of women in business.

Targeted to tweens but fun for all ages, Hot Shot Business is one such game. Created through a partnership between Disney Online and The Ewing Marion Kauffman foundation, a nonprofit group dedicated to advancing entrepreneurship in America, Hot Shot Business gives players the chance to create one of three businesses-a skateboard factory, a pet spa or a comic store.

Aided by animated guides Jack and Kate, players have to make decisions on financing, marketing, hiring and production as they try to reach certain business goals established by the game. Periodically, news reports will appear that could positively or negatively impact your business. Players also get the chance to see how their small business impacts the community.

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