Tips and Tricks
When the game begins you only have limited time so when starting out provide the basics (bar stove piano). These are what will unlock the tech tree so you can research food and drinks. always pay attention to what you are researching.their will be new tech trees that will open up when a new resource becomes available.
When a new business comes to town it may offer a new resource. For instance the opium den. This will provide a commodity you can sell with your food and drinks. Now if you want to make money you will need to pay attention to the research trees. When the hardware-store comes around you will see that it sells whiskey but this a raw resource and wont do you any good unless you also look up a recipe in the corresponding tech tree. This is the same with food. When a butcher comes to town he will sell high grade meat that you can learn the recipes and create a more expensive product.
Relationships are the most important aspect of this game! the people that you buy your raw resources from aka trapper or opium den will give you better prices if they like you! which then gives you more room to profit. also if you manage to get your relationships to 100 with any business owner you may buy the business from them at the cheapest amount they will offer. this is good because the business will give you passive income as well as a profit if you want to sell the business. But remember if you own the business you now have the raw resources for your saloon at the lowest price you can get. maximizing profits across the board.
Workers are very important make sure you buy a safe! with a saloon you will also be managing other characters (but not really they just do their jobs and grow. you just watch).
If you want to make money gambling you will need a croupiers with every poker table or roulette table. Servers are used to run orders to customers giving you a better food rating and making it easier to profit off food. you will also need a cook, they prepare the meals. you can also hire “working girls” which is very profitable because its a good passive income that only needs to be matched to a brothel bed. now if everything’s in order and working well you should be making money so you will need to protect your saloon with bouncers. they will make sure fights don’t break out (this causes all customers to leave for the day. huge problem) so try and keep you bouncers armed by buying weapons from other businesses and equipping them through your staff bar. its at the very bottom you will see equip and give them the guns! also dont forget the piano doesnt play itself, hire a guy, I usually go pretty cheap.
Last bit of advice when your building your character you can decrease your health to get more attributes to make your character better. the top three most important traits I believe in my opinion are mixology gambling and litigiousness. but this is only for how i wanna play the game. I want easier townspeople interactions mixology helps with this. but then gambling has an option where once somebody likes you enough you can “entice” them and they become an addict for one of your goods. then since im making money I wanna buy businesses and get passive income and a large sell off so that’s when litigiousness comes into play by reducing the cost of the business. using these three aspects together i am able to run a very profitable saloon.