Making a profit is a doddle. Isn’t it ?

Polly Peck and Ratners were widely used in the 1980’s as case studies on how a perfect business should be run, clearly as time has progressed this perhaps was not true. All businesses have their good times but businesses also suffer set backs at some point.

There is no perfect way to run a business and lessons unfortunately are often learnt and understood the hard way – when something goes wrong.

In order that students might see how things can go wrong, and how they can go right, we’ve put together a great business exercise called Jazzy Jotters which is designed to give students a practical insight into how a small business is run. We’ve made it really easy for the teacher to deliver too.

“Jazzy Jotter” is suitable for KS2 and KS3 students. The class is divided into teams (of 7 to 8 students) who act as small businesses that produce Jazzy Jotter Note Pads.

Each team shares out the job roles into management or production staff. The Managing Director organises the team and the Purchase Manager buys the resources to make the jotters. They must make a sample jotter and secure a verbal contract with the teacher. After a full production run, at the end of the exercise they calculate how much profit they have made. The team that makes the most profit wins!

Its hard work, its competitive, its fun – just like the real business world.

This resource contains:
Teachers’ briefing notes
Jazzy Jotter Enterprise brief for students
Student job description
Storekeepers checklist
£10 Money tokens for the exercise
A profit analysis worksheet
Debrief questions

Priced at £25 + VAT and reusable year after year.

You can pay and download the exercise direct from our website using Paypal or you may wish to pay with a purchase order number. Please phone or fax your order to 0113 3909814 or e-mail your purchase order number to Your order will be dealt with within 24 hours.

Julie O’Brien, Creative Learning Events, 0113 3909814, 07977 489779