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Enterprise - too high quality - too low profit

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Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:31 pm Click here to edit this post
I have the Enterprise "Holden" in Golden Rainbow.

61 corporations, productivity/quality index 196 (almost older corporations have level 225), welfare 116 (salary level 400 - 600)
My Local Market Contracts provide 97 % of all supplies.
55 % from my whole production is used by own corporations.

Problem - too expensive supplies.
Corporations buy goods in quality 303 on Local Market.
And sell goods also in quality 303 on Local Market.
Therefore costs are too high and profit is low or negative.

One way is buy cheaper goods in lower quality (cca 222 level).
But it doesn´t make sense to keep Local Market. Or continue in productivity/quality upgrading.


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 06:23 am Click here to edit this post
I'll give you a couple bits of advice.

As an Enterprise it's better not to buy goods via local markets. As an Enterprise it's better to buy your materials off the international market rather than buy them from yourself. As an Enterprise your goal is to make the highest quality Goods possible in order to sell them to countries. My countries buy 90% or more of their consumable materials from my common market. My suggestion is cancel all of your contracts set your average quality to 220 and search for countries or a common market that you could participate in trade contracts with and that will give you a much better return on your investment.

Hope this helps


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 06:27 am Click here to edit this post
salary too high
Don't contract to company unless it is space goods


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:36 am Click here to edit this post
Listen to SS. He has some good points. My only warning is that you need to have a pretty large and well established economie to pull it off. But if you have that, his strategie is very good.


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 05:23 pm Click here to edit this post
Heres what I suggest you do

Buy all goods at 120Q and cancel all your common market contracts.
Set your levels to be 6 months low mark and buy at 9 months. Let this happen for a few months in order to allow your quality levels to lower. As a CEO you want 210-230Q level in your materials to maximize profit. Once you start falling into that range change your buying to 220Q and then proceed from there

Salaries can be set at 400. For a CEO this is a best salary level. Some players can afford to run higher salaries, but this is done for certain economic reasons.

My next suggestion is to find a active common market with many countries. As stated countries are your primary consumers and its best to sell your products to them and not to yourself.

Hope this help! :)


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 05:36 pm Click here to edit this post
Also Letsie,

I've been mentoring new players and I have to say the last year of GM updates its best to start off out the gate with high qualities for government goods. Since the updates a large majority of it consumer goods are things citizens pay for, so really the player only needs that one time investment( or bare bones monthly re buys) which for new players are minimal at best. This has a large number of positive effects on the country. The real kicker is how much Military spending soars with High-Q military products.

If they start out the gate with higher Q it has a number of positive benefits plus it also the desire to have strong local and common markets. For a new player. Having the ability to build corporations likes Gas, Gasoline, Services not only allows them self sufficiency, but these corps produce more then is needed allowing the excess products to be sold. In addition, the added effects of creating employment in their nations benefits them greatly.

I've been tinkering heavily with the econ side of late and I can say the GM has made some frankly incredible strides.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 09:31 am Click here to edit this post
Because I have very little experience with a high quaility, high social security setting I've changed my main (Letsie A on LU) to these settings a few days ago. If you want you can take a look everything is visible.
I'm curious to see if these settings will increase my overal profit. I know that these changes take time to take effect and I'm in no rush. If your interested I'll post the result here in a week/2 weeks.

My old settings:
120 quality goods bought for my country
80 social security
125.8 welfare
123.1 buisness index
200 salaries goverment workers
60 Migration index
+/- 250B income

New settings with the results after a few days:
300 quality goods bought for my country
130 social securiy
129.92 welfare
123.93 buisness index
350 salaries of goverment workers
86 migration index
+/- 187B income


Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:27 am Click here to edit this post
also some companies don't work they are never profit
Airport never profitable on enterprise loose 43B a year


Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 05:49 pm Click here to edit this post
SS is best set at 100% (130SSI) you can set it higher but anything over 100% provides no additional benefits.

That way you have a fair and accurate test.

Also Leties you test will be somewhat inaccurate as you dont run a strong local economy.

High Q needs a strong local economy and a strong common market to reap the best benefits. That's why I encourage news to start early.

If you have skype, we can discuss this strategy in meta. I dont need to be sharing value economic secrets in the forums. Taken years to prefect this strategy.

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