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Since we're on the topic, how do you unlock smuggling and the other 2 business types? I only have Prostitution, Protection, and Loan Sharking
Im not 100% sure about this, but I think its when you unlock the second island.
You must attack a business of Robbery/Drugs/Smuggling type to unlock the ability to be able to select that as a business type.
That's what I did, bought out the Sharks and Bikers, immediately after 2nd island.
<Both Sharks and Bikers had many of the 3 previously locked ventures>
On-screen messages, "You can now do Drug missions", same for smuggling and Robbery.
Robbery is by far the hardest. Smuggling was easy for me to finish.
Those boats, there is no challenge. Stop driving, (stand up) lock on with assault rifle, done.
Don't take boat back, head to shore. Near the Time Trial Races (Dirt Track in VC)
is armor and health if needed. Never got more than 1-star. Get a land vehicle back.
The other smuggling missions, different story, those were tricky.
About the empire businesses, people keep mentioning the hit squads.
I got rid of them by maxing everything out, and having no damaged sites.
I've finished all the 6 different types of empire mission, bought
all 30/30 empire sites, and keep them in good standing, not damaged.
No hit squads, no messages "Your business is under attack".
By the way, YES, you can change the type of business, but NO you
can't have more than one business at a time in one location.