Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Business Management Guide

A walkthrough and guide on how to clear the Business Management (Company) mini game in Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Included are the best methods to reach rank 1 in stock price ranking, best property to purchase, best employees (human resource), and other useful strategies.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Business Management Mini Game Guide

Business Management Mini Game Guide

Before Starting Business Management

Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Business Management Eri Kamataki

Before you start the Business Management mini-game, it is recommended to clear Substory 18 – Home Run Heroism first to acquire Hanayama as an employee. He has well-balanced stats and does well in the Regular Shareholder Meeting, making him the best starting employee in the game and is good enough to carry you to reaching the top company rank.

Regular Shareholder Meeting Guide

Toward Stock Price Rank 100 Walkthrough

1 Acquire Hanayama as human resource by clearing Sub Story 18 – Home Run Heroism.
2 Purchase Mahjong Club Rin (property) and assign Hanayama there.
3 Continue business until the Regular Shareholder Meeting.
4 Clear the Regular Shareholder Meeting to accumulate funds.
5 Use funds acquired in Regular Shareholder Meeting to upgrade Ichiban Confectionary.
6 Repeat steps 3 to 5 until you reach Stock Price Rank 100.
7 Acquire Eri as human resource by going to Survivor Bar in the Snack Area.

During the first stages of Business Management, it is important that you focus on upgrading Ichiban Confectionary as this will allow you to earn about 3.5 million yen when it is maxed out. You will have an easier time reaching rank 50 with this strategy as well.

For Regular Shareholder Meeting events, have Hanayama, Tome Kamataki, and Kokekokko in your team to cover all three attributes (red, green, and blue) during the shareholder battle.

Toward Stock Price Rank 50 Walkthrough

1 Upgrade all levels Ichiban Confectionary to maximum.
2 Purchase Yokodo Bookstore and Mr. Brillio (property).
3 Use accumulated funds to upgrade Yokodo Bookstore. Afterwards, upgrade Mr. Brillio.
4 When Mr. Brillio is fully upgraded, sell Mahjong Club Rin and purchase Meteor Theater and use funds to upgrade it.
5 When the company’s Stock Price Rank reaches 51, Ken Nakanowatari will appear in the Regular Shareholder Meeting. Clear it to reach rank 50.

Upon reaching rank 100, focus on fully upgrading Ichiban Confectionary to the maximum. You should also raise Tome Kamataki’s level to 20, allowing her to raise all the parameters of Ichiban Confectionary by herself. You can get a loan from Nick for these upgrades if you are short on funds.

When up against Ken Nakanowatari in the Regular Shareholder Meeting, organize a team to cover all attributes (red, green, and blue) to defeat him.

Toward Stock Price Rank 20 Walkthrough

1 Purchase Cat’s Servant (property).
2 Sell a property that is accumulating the least amount of profit.
3 Purchase Karaoke GonGon.
4 Acquire funds at the Regular Shareholder Meeting.
5 Sell another property that is accumulating the least amount of profit.
6 Purchase Hortancia (property) and use accumulated funds to upgrade it.
7 Acquire funds at the Regular Shareholder Meeting.
8 Sell another property that is accumulating the least amount of profit.
9 Purchase White Flag (property) and upgrade it.
10 When the company’s Stock Price Rank reaches 21, Saiki will appear in the Regular Shareholder Meeting. Clear it to reach rank 20.

Acquire Cat’s Servant as soon as you reach rank 50 and upgrade it, paying attention to the product power gauge. Sell off any property that is currently generating the smallest profit and use your funds to purchase Karaoke GonGon, Hortancia, and White Flag in that order.

Toward Stock Price Rank 10 Walkthrough

1 Purchase PDCA Trading Company (property).
2 Acquire funds in the Regular Shareholder Meeting.
3 Sell a property that is accumulating the least amount of profit.
4 Purchase Camera Shokichi (property).
5 Acquire funds in the Regular Shareholder Meeting.
6 Sell another property that is accumulating the least amount of profit.
7 Purchase WAIPU Production (property).
8 When the company’s Stock Price Rank reaches 11, Mizono will appear in the Regular Shareholder Meeting. Clear it to reach rank 10.

Upon reaching rank 20, purchase PDCA Trading Company which has high sale’s growth and low maintenance cost. Acquire Camera Shokichi and WAIPU Production in that order after clearing the first and second rounds of Regular Shareholder Meeting and selling off a piece of property that is making the least amount of property each time.

Toward Stock Price Rank 1 Walkthrough

1 Purchase Grand Blue Marino (property).
2 Acquire funds in the Regular Shareholder Meeting.
3 Sell another property that is accumulating the least amount of profit.
4 Purchase Dianthus (property).
5 Acquire funds in the Regular Shareholder Meeting.
6 Sell another property that is accumulating the least amount of profit.
7 Purchase Media Barter (property).
8 Acquire funds in the Regular Shareholder Meeting and continue to raise Stock Price Ranking.
9 When the company’s Stock Price Rank reaches 2, Nakanowatari, Saiki, Mizuno, and the final boss Hosho will appear in the Regular Shareholder Meeting. Clear it to reach rank 1.

Acquire Grand Blue Marino, Dianthus, and Media Barter and focus on product power. Note that it is important to upgrade these property after acquiring them to avoid your profits from dropping. Because of this, it is recommended to have accumulated more than 200 million in funds before purchasing new property.

To win against Nakanowatari, Saiki, Mizuno, and Hosho, you will need a team that covers all attributes (red, green, and blue) and preferably with speaking costs of about 11.

Tips for Business Management

Purchasing Property

Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Business Management Property Management

Always purchase property with high sales scaling to gain as much return as possible. Try to acquire property that can generate large profit with just one operation.

Allocating Personnel (Human Resources)

Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Business Management Employee Assignment

Be sure to check the parameters of your employees before assigning them to manage property. Note that all of the leader’s parameters (product power, service, and name recognition) will affect the sale’s growth of the property. The second and third employees, meanwhile, will only affect the property through one of their parameters (the second employee’s product power and the third’s name recognition).

Best Business Management Employees

Personnel Unlocked in Substories (Human Resource)

Name Details How to Unlock
Hanayama Good name recognition, very active in Regular Shareholder Meeting. Clear Substory 18 – Home Run Heroism.
Noboru Well-balanced attributes, very active in Regular Shareholder Meeting. Clear Substory 20 – Tables for One.
Shige Well-balanced attributes. Clear Substory 21 – Dumpster of Demise.
Umeko Well-balanced attributes. Clear Substory 27 – The Miracle of Spice.

All Substory Walkthroughs

Caring for Personnel (Human Resource)

It is recommended to attend to the condition of your personnel after you have done business twice. This is to prevent accidents and problems that can cause sales to go down.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Business Management Employee Care

Note that the condition of personnel goes down by one level after two rounds of operation. Select an employee from the employee list and choose Auto Care to allow them to recover.

Purchase Commercials (CM)

Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Business Management Purchase Commercials

You should purchase Commercials whenever they are available. This allows Ichiban Confectionary to gain almost double their normal sales, making it a good opportunity to raise funds.

Ignore Investments

It is generally a bad idea to pursue Investments when they appear as the chances of gaining profit are extremely low. It is also very costly to engage in them so skip them as much as possible.

Get loans only from banks

You should only apply for loans from banks as they offer the lowest interest rates out of all means of borrowing money (only 5%). Try to avoid loans from financial institutions which have an interest of 30% or more since the debt you will incur will significantly hinder sales growth.

Benefits of Business Management

Fast Money Farming

The Business Management mini game allows you to earn about 3 million Yen in just under 5 minutes. Progressing through the mini game towards company rank 1 allows you to accumulate more than 10 million Yen, making it one of the best ways to farm money during the early stages of the game.

Money Farming Guide

Eri Kamataki Joins the Party

Eri will join your party as soon as you reach your first goal of being in the top 100 companies. This is particularly useful during the middle stages of Chapter 7 – The Spider’s Web since you will be one member short of a full-party.

Eri Kitamaki Character Guide

Raising Eri’s Bond Level

Note that progressing through the Business Management mini game is also the only way to increase the bond level with Eri. Doing so rewards you with the bond technique Twin Fists Extreme as well as allowing you to view Eri’s Girlfriend (Heroine) Substory event.

How to Unlock All Girlfriend (Heroine) Substory Events

Extreme Satellite Laser

Kasuga will learn his most powerful Extreme Skill called Extreme Satellite Laser when you reach rank 1 in the mini game. It is an incredibly powerful attack that makes dealing with high level enemies and late-game bosses easier, especially in the Final Millennium Tower post-game dungeon.

Final Millennium Tower Guide

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12 Comments

  1. I usually reached the goals way ahead of time, the game would actually keep me on the same level until the board meeting. I did some things differently.
    I only borrowed money once, 10 mil in the second round.
    I made sure to make the employees happy green smileys every round as the costs are actually lower than if you do it every 2-3 rounds PLUS they earn more. Happy employees equal economic benefits, who knew!?’
    Do all the Animal show missions in the park to get the best shareholder ass-kicker I’ve found so far. You can get away with using the Chimp for almost all attacks in the board room, with good timing.

  2. The ‘Best Personel’ listed in this guide aren’t that great at all, they’re silver/R with mediocre base stats. If you want good recruits (and don’t have the Management Mode pack), pay attention to the recruit roster updates every business turn. There’ll eventually be Gold/SR ones and at least one Plat/SSR (Yuta). Also wander around town and you’ll find NPC’s that can be recruited if your personality stats are high enough, or give them specific items.

  3. I think the name for the Mahjong property is different. It was Ling for me. And I am pretty sure the last bit “speaking power of about 11.” is misunderstanding the meeting. Thats the speaking cost as in how much it takes for them to speak. Pretty sure charisma affects the “damage” done to the shareholders but I don’t know what tenacity does.(might be the “hp” of the person) Also pretty easy to cheese it with the pause for controls.

    • Looks like this guide did the direct translation, but it would be the Ryusei Theatre as Ryusei means roughly Meteor/Shooting star

  4. I don’t see any property named Pink in the westerm realease. Anyone knows how it’s called or how much it costs to purchase it???

  5. If anyone’s wondering how to get Mahjong Club Rin, I got it available as soon as I finished the tutorial shareholder meeting. So I recruited Hanayama, went directly into shareholder’s, came out, and bought the Mahjong Club and proceeded from there.