Venues (which need the bandatron) are pretty good, though it's hard for a Sim to build up enough talent badges to qualify for management (unless you hit upon a townie that's good in lots of things).
(Reminder for noobs--a Sim requires 5 talent badge points to qualify as manager. Gold badge is 3 points, silver 2, and bronze 1.)
My Landgraab family currently has 3 businesses--the electronics store, a furniture store, and Cover Me Clothing. I have managers for all 3 now. I get a business up and running and once an employee qualifies for management, they're promoted. I like to "cross-train" my employees, too--once they've gotten, say, a silver register talent badge, I have them work on sales and "train" another Sim on register.
(Reminds me of the time I worked at KFC. I knew how to do just about everything, and I was being considered for management at one point.)
22nd Sep 2012 at 6:06 PM
Last edited by gazania : 22nd Sep 2012 at 6:17 PM.
When my Sim couple was super-broke and I didn't want to use a money cheat (yes, sometimes, I don't use cheats), they invested in an easel, paint-paint-painted to skill up, and opened a home business art gallery in their tiny (1x2 lot) house. Good for just two poor Sims (one does the register, one schmoozes with the customers) in a small venue. Not the hugest easy-money-maker, but they commanded quite a price for the masterpieces. (Too bad most artists can't do this in real life.) Then once they got the money, they moved up to a bigger place and got into a more lucrative business.
(I know you wrote that you wanted a single-Sim business, but one Sim could schmooze and sell in-between looking in on the children once in a while. That's what I did. It might work a little better with child than toddler Sims, though, unless you have the "stay out of the toilet" cheat, or use some other method to keep Junior out of the bathroom. I did it with toddler Sims; however, my poor parent was exhausted by the end of the day.)
And ... I didn't realize there was a huge time gap between posts. Sorry!
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Spa (need BV for massage table)
Garden Centre (need Seasons)
Resteraunt (need Nightlife)
Coffee shop (need University)
Clothes shop (you can also do a H&M if you have that stuff pack)
Iceskating/roller rink (need Seasons)
Jewelers (need BV)
a 'knick knacks' shop (like a charity shop)
Shop selling things made with freetime stuff (eg pottery)
A Farm shop (selling produce/fish you have grown on your farm. This is a good way to get a better price for those items rather than selling them straight away. Need Seasons)
and SO MUCH MORE!!!!
You can also get creative with a few of these ideas, for example create an ikea if you got the ikea stuff pack, or a wedding furniture/clothes/salon shop if you have celebration stuff hope these give you a few ideas!
My most succesful business was a bookstore, also selling easels, chess-tables and telescopes. One of my families have a toystore, and a flower/garden shop located in a greenhouse. I once made a tree-nursery, a huge lot with a lot of trees and shrubs for sale. And an art gallery, selling paintings and sculptures!
I really don't like bakeries, because your sim needs to cook 24/7 to be able to restock.. This is also why I don't like to sell from the craft-stations.
And, maybe a stupid question, but what on earth is a bandatron??
5th Oct 2012 at 2:30 AM
Last edited by FranH : 5th Oct 2012 at 6:28 PM.
I just created the first "Shrink Shop", ie, a counseling center for those sims who have personality clashes with each other.
It's not easy to set one up, but it can be done, with a lot of hacks on the lot.
It involves: Inge's meeting controller, her hacked doors, a set of 'captive chairs', lockable doors (that is with the EP that enabled the function, Uni, I do believe ), a hacked flamingo, a visitor manager from ChristianLov, Two Jeff's Visitor Controller, the bandatron and a very willing 'therapist' to do the talk session in her office.
She didn't succeed totally the first day, but she's on her way to making some of the most cantankerous sims in the neighborhood less hateful toward each other.
Hi! I've got a family of two married adults and I'm planning to have them have children. I was wondering if anyone could give me an example of a home business that's easy to be ran by a single sim and that can bring a decent amount of money. Thankyou very much! :D
Currently I am playing a medieval game. So I assign all of my Sims medieval jobs and career pathways. I have three households that are all shepherding families and one household that is a wheat-farming family. How I maintain the businesses is a bit complicated. Initially I put some sheep or wheat on the property. I start the home business. When the home business begins, I make the sheep and the wheat objects (custom objects) to be sellable and assign "Average" as the price tag. All my current families are free peasants. They own land and sell their products to neighbors. "Restocking sheep" in my mind means that the sheep reproduces and multiplies in number, begetting more sheep. The amount of money it costs to restock sheep is interpreted to mean the amount of money it takes to feed and nurture the sheep for growth and development. "Restocking wheat" in my mind means that the wheat fields are being re-planted, and the cost spent on the restocking is interpreted to mean the cost spent on sowing the fields. I encourage my Sims to make a good sale and a friendly relationship with the customers, so customers may return for more wheat or sheep. The wheat or sheep in the customers' inventories may be sold in the game, because I want to transfer the money into simoleons/resources, which may be used to purchase food and increase food points for the refrigerator in their homes. That way, it looks like they are "buying and using sheep and wheat" in my game.
The Gast Family - Sophie Gast - Shepherd
The Collin Family - John Collin and Mary Collin (husband and wife) - Shepherd
The Hart Family - Matthew Hart - Shepherd
The Woodhouse Family - Aaron Woodhouse and Alice Woodhouse (brother and sister) - Wheat Farmer
I am still in the midst of setting up a functional medieval neighborhood. For financial support or personal aspirations, my Sims may enter career jobs.