Big Ambitions – FAQs – General Questions Guide

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Hi, welcome to this post, We’ll discuss the Big Ambitions – FAQs – General Questions Guide in this post, and we sincerely hope you find it helpful.

Big Ambitions has been one of our favorites since the Early Alphas, so we created this guide to aid newcomers as the game enters Early Access.

If you have additional concerns, post them in the comments, and we’ll add them to this list as more are submitted.

These FAQs will provide you with a general overview of how things operate, but not precise numbers. Some individuals desire instruction but prefer to work things out on their own.

However, click on the Google Doc Cheat Sheet if you want precise values.

FAQs – General Questions


  • My game crashed, and I forgot to save it, did I lose all my progress?


    No, when you load up the game and are on the main menu, you’ll see a button ‘Load game’. Click on that and activate ‘Show recover saves’ in the top right corner. By default, this shows 3 recovery saves taken every 5 minutes of play time.

  • I don’t like point-and-click. How can I use a controller or WASD?


    Go to Options > Controls and set your mode to “controller” instead of “Point-and-click”.

    Controller Mode is currently a work-in-progress, though, and might not be perfect yet.

  • How can I change the language of the game?


    Go to Options > Others there you will have the choice to select different languages.

  • How can I turn off the objectives / Uncle Fred tutorial?


    If you start a new game in a “Custom Game Mode” instead of “Storymode” you will not have any tutorial or objectives.

  • Why am I being charged negative interest?


    Every Monday, the bank charges you a fee for having your money stored there. This is to stimulate the economy by spending the money instead of hoarding it in your bank. The best way to avoid the fee (other than being broke) is to invest in Real Estate, bank Investments and your own businesses.

  • What happens if I don’t pay my taxes?


    Once you start making enough money, every 60 days (1 year, in game) you are given a tax bill. You have 20 days to pay it – and if you don’t pay it within 20 days, the IRS will begin taking your stuff until they are paid back!

  • How do I raise my happiness?


    Play video games, watch TV, go gambling, be profitable, fulfill Persona Goals, sleep on a bench in the park, rest on your boat. Each perk only lasts for a certain length of time, so you’ll need to keep doing things to keep your happiness up.

  • Where is the Casino?


    Go to Pier 4 on Fridays between 1700 and 2200 (5pm to 10pm). You can buy a ticket for $5.000 at the ticket boot behind the Bluestone Imports building at Pier 4. If you get there early, just wait by the booth for the Casino Boat to arrive!

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  • How can I get things delivered from the stores?


    Most of the special AI stores (Appliance Stores, Office Supply, Ika Bohag) have a person seated at a desk. You can set up deliveries to any of your buildings if you speak to them. Once you have spoken to them first, their number will appear in your phone for future use.

    After placing an order for delivery, just wait for the specified delivery time. A pallet it will appear outside the business at the delivery time containing all the boxes you ordered. Use a handtruck to bring them all inside quickly.


  • How to purchase a building?



    Click on the building you want to buy, there will be a button called ‘send building purchase offer’ an estimated valuation will pop up. You can now make an offer on the building. MarketInsider will have a tab Real estate, where you can filter on ‘Show only for sale’, these buildings generally have a better negotiation range when sending a lower offer then market value.

  • How to sell a purchased building?



    Go to Bizman > Select your real estate building > Click on the tab ‘Real Estate Settings’. You will now see a section called ‘Set for sale’, you can see what price you bought the building for and what the current market price is. You can set a sales price and mark the building up for sale. This doesn’t mean the building is sold immediately. If you take a price that is significantly above market value it might not be sold at all!

  • How to increase rent revenue when you purchased a building?



    Go to Bizman > Select your real estate building > Click on the tab ‘Real Estate Settings’. You will now see a section called ‘Rent Management’ you’ll see your current rent price and the level of occupancy. If your occupancy is low a decrease in rent might get you more renters and create a larger revenue.

  • How do you take over an AI-run business?



    You click on the business and open Bizman, you’ll then see a button called ‘Send Business Overtake Offer’. When clicked on this you can make an offer to the owner, to take over their business. It will give you an estimated valuation of what the owner is expecting to get from his business, but you can negotiate!

    If the owner accepts your offer the business is yours! This will include all it’s employees, furniture and appliances! It’s best to check up on the demands of the employees you take over though, there demands often aren’t met completely!


FAQs – Retail Stores

  • Each stack of Shopping Baskets can service 30 customers per hour, so you need 1.
  • Each Checkout counter can service 30 per hour, so you need 1.

    (The smaller cash register only services 20 per hour, so you would need 2 of those)

  • Each clothing rack can service 10 customers per hour, so you would need 3.

    Keep in mind, that each clothing rack can only hold one type of clothing, so if you want all 8 types of clothing, you would need 24 (8X3) clothing racks to hit the maximum customers.


  • Coffee Shop
  • Fast Food
  • Liquor Store
  • Supermarket
  • Jewelry Store
  • Florist
  • Gift Shop
  • Clothing Store


  • Law Firm
  • Web Development Agency

Announced, but not yet active:

  • Headquarter
  • Warehouse


  • Where do I recruit Customer Service or Cleaning employees?

    You recruit them from Anderson Recruitment Corp. You will have to contact them to recruit one of the above mentioned job titles. They are located at 16 5th Avenue

  • What is Traffic Index?

    That number represents the foot traffic to the building and cannot currently be changed, so it’s important to select a building with a higher traffic – otherwise it will be difficult to get customers.

    A building with a traffic index around 40 or more is considered very good.

  • How do I raise my Business Interior score?

    Stand inside the building, and you will see what the customers are complaining about. They will request things things like:

    • Nightclub
    • Hairdresser
    • Fruit and Vegetable Store


  • What are “Building Limit” and “Current Capacity Per Hour”?

    Each building has a maximum number of customers it can handle per hour – the Building Limit, and you won’t be able to exceed that. However, in order to reach that number, you need to make sure your store has enough equipment to handle that many customers. Each item you buy for the store has a customer capacity, so you might need more than one of each item to push your Current Capacity Per Hour up to your Building Limit.

    Example: Clothing Store in a building with 30 capacity

    • Music (you can buy the speakers from Ika Bohag)
    • Employee Uniforms (you can set this in your Employee tab)
    • Upgraded Walls and Floors (Upgrade them from the Interior Design option in the store. Currently your new walls and floors must be worth at least $5.000 to make them stop complaining).
    • Somewhere to sit (Fast-Food or Coffee Shops only – you can buy a Booth from AJ Pederson and Son or Tables and Chairs from Ika Bohag)

    If any item does not reach your Building Limit, it will limit your entire store, so be sure to check out your Bizman >Insight page to make sure you’re reaching that limit.

  • How do I raise my Customer Service score?

    Your Customer Service score on the Bizman > Insight page is directly related to your Employee skill level. To increase that score, you must train your employees.

    Note, if you as the player are working the register, you have a customer service skill of 50% (you cannot change this number).

  • Can I sell different products in my store, other then the primary products linked to my specific business type?

    You can sell any retail product in any retail store. This means you can sell flowers in your gift store or even clothing. The difference is, that your sales of those secondary items will not be that much as your primary products of the business type you selected for your store. BUT they can be a nice side income for your business and an excellent opportunity to maximize sales and profit.

  • Can I change the sale prices of my goods/services?

    Open Bizman > Inventory & Pricing you can change prices for each individual item. Just keep an eye on your Insights page to make sure you don’t set the price too high. If you do, the customer satisfaction pricing meter in the Bizman > Insight page will start to drop and you’ll lose customers.

  • How do I assign cleaners in my business?

    You will need to purchase a cleaning station from Square Appliance. After that, put the station in your store, this will open up a specific ‘Cleaning station’ row on your Schedule. You can drag your cleaners in and they will automatically keep your store clean.

    Note, you will not see these cleaners working, but they will keep the store clean. Your cleaners will probably only need to work a couple hours a day to keep the store clean. Just keep an eye on your Cleanliness meter in the Bizman > Insight page

  • Why are my Employees resigning?

    Your employees each have demands that must be met, or they will lose satisfaction and eventually quit. Some of their needs are schedule-related, such as “Full Time” or “5-days a week”, and some demands are items they want, such as a sofa, coffee machine, or a specific desk. Each demand has a rating of “high”, “medium” or “low” to indicate how important that demand is (and how much their satisfaction will change if you ignore or fulfill it).

  • How do I get 100% marketing?

    The amount of marketing you’ll need depends on your building’s traffic. There are two Marketing Agencies (Mccain’s EMarketing & City Ads) you’ll have to mix and match different options to hit 100% at each building.

    Also, if you use City Ads, you will begin to see your businesses ads on the billboards around the city!

  • What is the difference between the Cheap Coffee Machine and the Industrial Coffee Machine?

    The industrial Machine is used to sell to customers at a Coffee Shop, the Cheap Machine is used to satisfy Office Employee Demands. You can get the Cheap machine from Mr. Scott’s Office Supplies or Ika Bohag.



FAQ’s Offices, Headquarters, Warehouses

  • If you set it to “one time”, then the amount of inventory you selected will be the amount the Purchasing Agent orders. If you type in 1,000 paper bags, they will attempt to purchase 1,000 paper bags.


  • However, if you are doing a recurring delivery, that number becomes the inventory target. That means if you type 1,000 paper bags, but currently have 600 already in the warehouse, the Purchasing Agent will only attempt to buy 400 more so you have a total of 1,000.




  • Why didn’t my Purchasing Agent order the right stuff?

    First – make sure everything is set up properly. Hire the Purchasing Agent, seat them in your Headquarters, set up a contract with one of the importers along the pier, and place an order.

    When you place an order with your Purchasing Agent, you can either set it to be “one time” or to recur every day, 3 days, or 7 days.

    • If the Logistics Manager is under 25% skill, a freight truck will service 4 locations.



  • Under 50%, it can service 5 locations.



  • Under 75%, it can service 6 locations



  • Under 100%, it can service 7 locations



  • At 100%, it can service 8 locations.


Now – the purchasing Agent also has a minimum purchase cost they have to hit for each order, or else they won’t make the purchase. So if your agent wants to buy 400 paper bags, that won’t cost enough money to hit the minimum purchase amount, so they won’t place the order until that number is large enough to hit the minimum purchase amount.

And finally – if your warehouse pallet shelves are full or you don’t have enough money to pay for the delivery, the delivery will not complete. But if your delivery fails, at least you won’t be charged for it!

  • What’s the difference between the small and larger warehouse?

    Besides the obvious size difference meaning you can fit more pallet shelves. You also have 2 slots for vehicles, meaning a bigger warehouse can deliver up to 16 businesses instead of only 8 for the smaller warehouses.



Google Doc Cheat Sheet

This document contains several “cheat sheets” pages if you want to look something up fast. Some people don’t want all the exact answers, so the “FAQs” will give more general guidelines than specific numbers.

But if you want specific numbers, this is your guide. It includes things like:

  • List of all Goods
  • List of all Appliances & Furniture
  • List of all Vehicles
  • Marketing
  • Store maker
  • Office maker
  • Warehouse builder
  • List of all Buildings
  • Building Filter

Click this link for the Cheat Sheet: Google Doc – []

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