Losing Money to Be a Tycoon - Chapter 1056 - How Can We Help Tengda
Chapter 1056: How Can We Help Tengda
Yao Bo from the Jinding Corporation thought for a moment. “To put it bluntly, isn’t Boss Pei just short of money? We can just pool our money together and come up with tens of millions or hundreds of millions of yuan.”
“Give this sum of money to Boss Pei. In any case, the profits of Tengda Games and other industries will fill this gap soon.”
Li Shi shook his head slightly. “No.”
“Have you ever heard of Boss Pei borrowing from banks? I don’t think so.”
“If Tengda is only short of money, given Tengda’s current situation, all it would take would be one phone call and those banks would definitely step over the threshold and rush to lend to Tengda.”
“Or perhaps, Boss Pei could think of a way to make the company public. That way, he would be able to obtain large amounts of funds in an instant.”
“However, Boss Pei had never thought of such a method. He did not even think of touching it.”
Yao Bo nodded. “Yes, that’s indeed strange. Why?”
Li Shi paused for a moment and explained, “Boss Pei is different from other entrepreneurs.”
“There are three possible reasons for my analysis:
“First, Boss Pei thinks that Tengda would be able to develop well without external funds. He doesn’t want to give the bank so much interest after the loan;”
“Second, Boss Pei wants to have absolute control over the entire company. There is no need for him to be unwilling to take responsibility for the shareholders. He also does not want the company to be affected by economic fluctuations in the outside world.
“Third, this might be Boss Pei’s understanding of the business world. He might think that only under such harsh competition conditions would the company maintain its competitiveness and sense of worry.”
“Therefore, we will provide money directly to Boss Pei. With Boss Pei’s proud character, he would definitely not accept it.”
Everyone nodded, obviously agreeing with Li Shi’s analysis.
Another investor said, “Why don’t we invest together and buy Boss Pei’s building?”
“As for the price, we can give more to show our sincerity.”
Li Shi thought about it and shook his head. “It’s still not appropriate.”
“The intention is still too obvious. Do you think Boss Pei can’t tell?”
“What’s more, even though these buildings have different locations, everything that Boss Pei likes has huge potential for appreciation. This building is renovated according to the standards of the Sloth Apartments. It can be said to be a money tree whether it’s sold or rented.”
“If we buy the building now, it will appreciate and make money in the future. Are we helping Boss Pei or taking advantage of the situation?”
Everyone fell silent.
That seemed to be the case.
The places that Boss Pei had his eyes on, be it Ming Yun Villas or the Sloth Apartments’ Binhu District, were not favored at first. However, they proved to have huge potential for appreciation.
It was not because the location was bad, but because they did not know how to develop it.
On the other hand, Boss Pei could see the potential of these buildings and find a suitable way to develop them, thus completing the rapid appreciation of their value.
If they were to invest and buy Boss Pei’s building now, there would be two scenarios:
If he raised the price, his intention to help Boss Pei would be too obvious. It was as if he was deliberately trying to sell Boss Pei a favor. It would not make sense to force Boss Pei to owe him a favor.
Buying a place that was destined to appreciate at a normal price seemed to be taking advantage of the situation.
This was difficult.
Zhou Muyan frowned and said, “In that case, we definitely can’t buy the building. However, if we don’t buy it, there will be other buyers. Wouldn’t we be letting others take advantage of us?”
Li Shi said, “That’s why we can’t let others buy it.”
Lin Chang nodded. “I understand! We actually have two goals. First, we cannot let this building be sold no matter what. Second, we have to think of a way to send a sum of money to Boss Pei to complete the funds transfer.”
“I’ll make the arrangements for the building.”
“I’ll ask Shenhua Real Estate to inform the interested real estate companies in advance. I’ll tell them that no matter how much this building costs, Shenhua Real Estate will offer a higher price and dissuade them in advance.”
“I believe that they will give me face.”
“As long as there are no buyers, this building will not be able to sell for a while.”
“Then, we’ll think of a clever way to send the money to Boss Pei. Once the funds are transferred, Boss Pei would naturally have no reason to sell the buildings.”
Li Shi nodded. “Yes, that’s true. The key now is how we can cleverly send this sum of money to Boss Pei. It’s best not to be discovered by Boss Pei.”
Zhou Muyan thought for a moment. “As far as I know, Boss Pei might have a good relationship with the official platform, but he has never bothered to maintain a relationship with small channels.”
“Take cell phone games for example. Boss Lin has at least a few dozen of them. Boss Pei’s opponent, Youyou, has always had a natural attitude. On these small channels, good recommendation spots are given to random games. Tengda’s games are basically at the back.”
“Sun Strike Studios has a good relationship with these merchants. I can talk to them about an internal price and arrange a recommendation spot for Tengda’s mobile game.”
“There would be new players with the recommendation spots. The income would increase with new players. The income of this area should increase significantly soon!”
“What’s more, the official platform probably doesn’t know that Tengda has encountered some financial problems. I’ll go and inform them. They should also arrange some recommendation spots for Tengda Games.”
Lin Chang was deeply inspired. “That’s right! I’ll get Shenhua’s application store to arrange for some recommendation spots. We can split the money quickly. It’s also a sum of money.
“What’s more, Shenhua has a new cell phone to release recently. I’ll go and ask if I can make a joint model with Tengda’s game. That way, I can legitimately distribute the money.”
“There has been no news about the online copyrights to ‘Mission and Choice’ either. I’ll get someone to communicate with a few video websites in advance. The movie might be still screening but we can talk about the copyrights in advance!”
Li Shi considered for a moment. “I have also invested in some industries in Jingzhou, such as internet cafes, cafes, bars, and so on. They are not as big as Fish-Catching Internet Cafe but they still have some influence.”
“I can talk to the person-in-charge of Fish-Catching Internet Cafe and organize a joint event. We can fork out money to create consumer vouchers for businesses such as Fish-Catching Internet Cafe and Fish-Catching Take-Out. We can reimburse a portion of the customers’ expenses there. Wouldn’t that be equivalent to sending some money over?”
Yao Bo was in a dilemma.
Zhou Muyan and Lin Chang had their own relationships. Li Shi had connections in Jingzhou and could work with Tengda.
However, the Jinding Corporation was not in Jingzhou and did not have much interaction with Tengda in terms of business. Sending money to Boss Pei without being discovered was a difficult problem.
After some consideration, he suddenly thought of a solution. “I got it!”
“Didn’t Tengda come up with a new cell phone and a smart fitness drying rack recently?”
“I have specified a subsidy for G1 cell phones in the name of distributing benefits to the employees. The employees can purchase the cell phone at half price, and our company will make up for the difference.”
“Coincidentally, these cell phones are more expensive. I don’t even need to buy more. Even if it’s just a few thousand cell phones, that would be tens of millions of yuan!”
“It’s the same for the smart fitness drying rack. I heard that the stock of this equipment is very stressful. We can buy them in bulk and store them in our warehouse for the time being. There’s no need to install, unbox or even activate it.”
“When someone buys it, we can sell it at the original price or at a discount. Wouldn’t that help Boss Pei greatly relieve the pressure on his inventory?”
Xue Zhebin’s eyes lit up. “Good idea! You have to let me share the part. I can’t take all of them for myself! I have to contribute as well!”
Everyone started talking at once and came up with many good ideas.
These methods were rather subtle. They were not directly giving money. At most, they could be finalized after a brief discussion with the department heads under Boss Pei. It was very consistent with the initial analysis.
An investor hesitated. “Er… I have a small problem.”
“Boss Pei’s kindness to us is as heavy as a mountain. Now that they’re in trouble, we’ll do everything we can to help. We won’t shirk our responsibilities.”
“But… Do you think Boss Pei would know what we did if we did it so secretly?”
“Wouldn’t it be a waste of effort if Boss Pei did not know that our expenses were huge?”
Li Shi rolled his eyes at him. “It’s been so long. Why are you still doubting Boss Pei’s character?”
“Boss Pei is a smart person. We can hide it from him for a while at most. How can we keep hiding it? Boss Pei will realize it sooner or later!”
“However, by then, the funding problem had already been resolved. He could only silently remember this favor and repay us double in the future.”
“Of course, it doesn’t matter even if we don’t get anything in return. We have received so many benefits from Boss Pei. Why can’t we give him something in return?”
“Tengda, overcoming its difficulties and developing further will make the GPL league become even stronger. We will still be able to obtain tangible benefits. Don’t keep staring at the small profits in front of you. You’re too petty!”
The investor lowered his head in shame. “That’s true.”
Lin Chang looked at his watch. “Alright, it’s decided then! It’s getting late. We have to make arrangements quickly. Otherwise, with Boss Pei’s efficiency, it would be terrible if he sells the building!”