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Business Owner Career For our Business Owning Sims

by senesi2003 Posted 8th Sep 2007 at 12:12 AM - Updated 5th Sep 2008 at 3:15 PM by senesi2003
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I hate when my sims have the want to have 5 top businesses but they are always considered unemployed even with one to several businesses up and running. I know there used to be a business owner career on here (or at least I thought so) but I couldn’t find it. So here is another one.

This career is pretty basic. Every level has the same Title of Business Owner. I did make it require all skill points with Charisma, Creativity, Logic needing 10 for top level because I feel like all sims owning a business should constantly be working to improve in these areas. Then Cooking, Mechanical, and Cleaning require 5 to reach top level. I was going to make different types of Business Owning Careers, the skills would be tailored more towards there specific business, but decided that would be too many careers to chose from and would take up more space on our computers, so I made this one to cover all. I hope that everyone finds this useful.

There are custom chance cards for each level, but your sim will not lose their job due to wrong answers. The chance cards are designed to help your sim earn extra money or skill points to better their business.

Of course the sims do get paid for going to work. I figured the money would also help business have enough money to keep the business open. The funds come in really hand for a home business because all the money earned from the career and the chance cards go towards your business earning. Here is the pay for each level.
1. $158
2. $233
3. $308
4. $414
5. $566
6. $732
7. $1128
8. $1456
9. $1912

I originally had them working only 3 days a week for an hour, but unfortunately, due to a glitch I had to change it 3 days a week for 2 hours, but there are 2 different Business Owner Careers to chose from One is a Morning Career from 6am-8am, Mon, Wed, Fri. Then the Night Career is from 10pm-Midnight, Mon, Wed, Fri. I figured this way, you have a choice for your Business Owning Sim…(You can have both careers, they DO NOT overwrite each other)

*EP READY *Tested *DOES NOT overwrite other careers
*Custom Icon *No custom clothing or cars

Hope you find it useful. Thanks for looking and enjoy. Have a great day!!!

Additional Credits: SimPE and MTS2

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Top Secret Researcher
#2 Old 9th Sep 2007 at 3:10 AM
Oh, cool! This is such a great idea!

I love the chance card.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 9th Sep 2007 at 5:08 AM
I always wanted something like this.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 9th Sep 2007 at 5:10 AM
This is just what I've been wanting, thanks!

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#5 Old 9th Sep 2007 at 6:28 AM
Very cool! Free image hosting Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes I feel like a banana.
Test Subject
#6 Old 9th Sep 2007 at 6:36 AM
Awesome idea! Thanks so much!

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#7 Old 9th Sep 2007 at 6:37 AM
Awsome!!! Thanks a LOT!!!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 9th Sep 2007 at 6:37 AM
This is something that Maxis should have included with OFB...sometimes I think Maxis needs a good thump upon the head. Thanks so much for this, I have been wanting this ever since OFB came out.

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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 9th Sep 2007 at 12:30 PM
This is so great, I hate it when the game says my Sims are unemployed when they're running a business. Thanks a million!

#10 Old 9th Sep 2007 at 2:04 PM
Maxis should have done this to begin with -- thanks for rectifying their mistakes!

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#11 Old 9th Sep 2007 at 3:31 PM
very cool indeed
Field Researcher
#12 Old 9th Sep 2007 at 9:55 PM
Brilliant idea! This will come in very handy. Thank you!

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#13 Old 10th Sep 2007 at 2:35 PM
Well done! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Lab Assistant
#14 Old 25th Oct 2007 at 11:18 AM
Very necessary job, Thank you so much!
Field Researcher
#15 Old 19th Dec 2007 at 3:13 PM
This is such a great idea - I hate that my business owners show up as unemployed as they are every thing but that!

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#16 Old 19th Dec 2007 at 9:37 PM
This is a very much needed career, I always hated the notion that a business owning sim is a jobless sim.
Thank you so much for doing and sharing it!

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Lab Assistant
#17 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 11:02 PM
How weird I have Brandi Broke running 2 businesses and it still shows her as didnt bug me at first but just yesterday I thought to myself that I should look on here for elder clothes and to see if something like this was up here.
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Test Subject
#18 Old 18th Mar 2008 at 8:46 AM
nice,i just hope you want be able to get fired,i mean it will be pretty strange to get fired in your own business
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Original Poster
#19 Old 18th Mar 2008 at 4:06 PM
Nope, no getting fired! I thought the same thing, so you don't get fired or demoted.

I will play my sims today, then clean my house tomorrow...
Field Researcher
5th Jun 2008 at 5:10 AM
This message has been deleted by alidarivera. Reason: I'm an idiot and realized the answer to my own question! lol
Test Subject
#20 Old 29th Jun 2008 at 6:29 PM
Tremendous thanks! I'm glad I'm not the only one annoyed by my successful fortune-minded sim business owners forever wanting to "get a job." You rock.
Field Researcher
#21 Old 21st Jul 2008 at 7:10 AM
Wonderful work! Me and my simmians thank you!

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Field Researcher
#22 Old 1st Aug 2008 at 6:33 AM

I can't speak read and write english. I'm sorry if you can't understand!.
Test Subject
#23 Old 18th Oct 2008 at 6:46 PM
hi, i downloaded the career and when i start the game i see it on the "enbale/disable thing" but cant access when playing the game. Prob just being thick but, am i suposed to just look for a job on the computor and it'll be there?
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Original Poster
#24 Old 29th Oct 2008 at 11:25 PM
Try to take it out of your downloads folders and redownload. Other than that I don't know. Are you using a regular Computer/Newspaper that only gives you a random choice of 3-5 jobs or a special one that allows you to see all jobs?

I will play my sims today, then clean my house tomorrow...
Test Subject
#25 Old 7th Nov 2008 at 8:43 PM
This is a great idea, love it! I just wish it would match up with my children's school hours. Is there some way I can mod it myself to change the working hours?
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