Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 729
Chapter 729 – Crying babies get the milk
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“The farms can also invest?” Zhang Ruiqiang’s face wasalmost distorted. He was confused and could not figure out how this would work.
“Why can’t the farms invest? Every farm is an individualunit, right? The land area, production, harvest all have economic values.Anyway, these farms belong to the state and are not owned by individuals. Theway, their crops can be considered the farmers’ investment capital. BeidacangGroup does not need to spend money to purchase the raw ingredients, and whenthe processed products are sold, the farmers will get dividends.”
“No…… if the farms invest with their harvest and crops, thenhow will those state farms operate? They will not be able to pay the farmers.Let the state farms owe the farmers?” Secretary Liu asked.
“That is the Ministry of State Farms and Land Reclamation’s problem.They would think of away. The Ministry can get funding from the centralgovernment, bank loans or get subsidies, etc. You all should know better inthis aspect. Also, the state farms will only use their first year’s harvest toinvest. From the second year onwards, the products will be sold, and thecompany will have money to purchase the raw ingredients. This way, BeidacangGroup does not need to worry about the start-up capital and will also get asteady supply of ingredients.”
Zhang Ruiqiang lit a cigarette. He thought for a while andthen gave a cigarette to Secretary Liu. Secretary Liu received the cigarettewith both hands and turned away from Zhang Ruiqiang to light it.
Feng Yu stared at the two men in front of him. They weredeep in thoughts and ignoring him.
Damn. When I was a stockbroker in my previous life, I amalso a heavy smoker. How come I can’t stand cigarette smell now? It is tortureto be surrounded by two smokers.
I must bring a cigar next time. If they start smokingcigarettes, I will smoke a cigar. Let’s see who can tolerate the smoke!
After the cigarettes were finished, Zhang Ruiqiang raisedhis head and looked at Feng Yu: “What about the rest of the money? How can wesolve it?”
“Report to the higher-ups. Longjiang Province is going to beChina’s most significant agriculture province. Agriculture is one of the vitalindustry in China. You all are paving the way for the agriculture industryfuture development. The Central Government will not support? Is the Governmentsupporting with only words? Shouldn’t they give some monetary support?” Feng Yurolled his eyes. Getting money from the higher-ups. You all should be betterthan me.
“Are you saying that we do not even need to set aside anyfund and will be able to set up this company with just a proposal?” ZhangRuiqiang’s eyes opened wide.
“What’s new? I am just giving you ideas. Are you stillthinking that I am lying to you? Shouldn’t the Government provide the funding?This company is a pilot project. Shouldn’t pilot projects get the funding fromthe country and supported with government policies? Also, this is not a shellcompany. We have set up the distribution channels.”
“Since when did we set up the distribution channels?” ZhangRuiqiang was confused. They had not even started Beidacang Group, and you claimthat the distribution channels have been set up? Are you asking me to lie tothe higher-ups?
Feng Yu patted himself in the chest. “I will take care ofall Beidacang Group’s products. I guarantee Beidacang Group’s profits. I dareto ensure that if the products are quality products, it will not be left on theshelves and the payments will be swift. I can even help with the branding forfree.”
Feng Yu gave Zhang Ruiqiang an “I am very helpful. Quick,praise me!” look. But Zhang Ruiqiang just rolled his eyes.
“You will take care of all the products? You will be incontrol of the company’s distribution. That’s the company’s lifeline. How canwe hand it over to you?” Zhang Ruiqiang asked.
“Hah. You all want to set up the distribution channelsyourselves? Even I give you 3 years, you all will also not reach 50% of mydistribution channels now. I can even export the products to overseas, likeEurope and the US. Can you all do that? It will be considered a success if youall can sell the products out of the Northeast provinces. The Baijiu, milkpowder, etc. brands you mentioned earlier. The furthest you all can sell thoseproducts, is only in Liao Province?” Feng Yu said with his arms crossed. Hislegs were crossed and purposely shaking. He had an annoying look on his face.
Zhang Ruiqiang was quiet. What Feng Yu said was the truth.If the Provincial Government have Feng Yu’s distribution channels, Longjiang’seconomy would be one of the best in China. They can’t even set up a strongtrading relationship with Russia.
But Feng Yu’s Tai Hua Trading was different. Other thanagriculture produce, the whole province’s total export to Russia could not be comparedto a single Tai Hua Trading!
Also, Feng Yu was always able to sell his latest productsall over China and overseas in a short time. There was no way the ProvincialGovernment could do this. Also, if they got Feng Yu’s help, they could tell thehigher-ups that the company will have no problems with their sales. They onlyneed to set up factories and start production.
“Even if we do not need to worry about the sales issue, butwill the higher-ups agree because of this reason? What if they only approve asmall amount of fund?” Zhang Ruiqang asked.
“Have you heard of crying babies will get the milk? Thistype of getting funding from the higher-ups depends on your connections and proposal.Connections will be up to you all. I believe the leaders in the ProvincialGovernment will have some links with the higher-ups. As for the proposal, itwill depend on how you all paint a beautiful picture.”
Crying babies will get the milk? What analogy was this?!
But after Zhang Ruiqiang thought about this seriously, itwas really like what Feng Yu had said. Usually, if the leaders did not make useof their relationships with the higher-ups, they will not get favorablepolicies issued by the Central Government. But this analogy was too crude.
Also, painting a beautiful picture in the proposal? Thissounds like they were trying to cheat the higher-ups.
“We will take care of getting in touch with the variousdepartments in the Central Government. How should we write the proposal?” ZhangRuiqiang asked.
“This is up to you all too. I am also not the one managingthis company. I don’t need to write this proposal for you all, right? Unless……,you all give me some shares!”
“Fat hope! You want shares for writing a proposal? You arealready so rich. Leave some for the rest.” Zhang Ruiqiang was scolded. Feng Yucannot be considered greedy for money as he donated a large amount of moneyevery year. But this brat wants a share of whatever business that is profitableand tries to take advantage of everything.
“See… We have differences. You don’t know how to write theproposal and don’t even know how the company would operate. I am the one whogave you all this idea. Do you know that in other countries, there areconsulting firms which specialize in this? They charge consultation fees, andthe rates are very high. Why can’t I charge you all some consultation fees? Doyou know that the companies in the southern region have consultants? Theconsultants’ salaries are even higher than the General Managers in somecompanies!”
“This is impossible. Do you think the higher-ups will agreeif an individual is one of the shareholders in this company?”
“Are you saying that I should work for free and not getanything in return? Brother Liu, look at your leader. If he is doing business,I am sure he will not have friends!” Feng Yu complains to Secretary Liu.
Secretary Liu: “……” Manager Feng, I am begging you. Can youdon’t complain to me about my leader? You make it sound like we have beendiscussing about my leader behind his back. Are you trying to get me intotrouble?
“You help us with the proposal, and I will give Tai HuaProcessed Food Company some subsidies. Is that fine?” Zhang Ruiqiang repliedangrily.
“Ahhh……. That’s more like it. Come, Brother Liu, I willstart to speak now and you record the notes.” Feng Yu felt better when he heardZhang Ruiqiang’s promise.
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