Investing in an actual business is much different than investing in real estate or stocks of a larger public company. Much of the wealth that citizens hold is built upon owning a small to medium size business. The size of the business is all relative to the location and genre of types of business you are involved in. Regardless of the size, running a business takes time, effort and a skill that not all people have.
I have this buddy who is deep into the Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) world. It feels like he keeps bouncing from the next big thing to the thing that is going to make the "next big thing" look horrible and scammy. He has attempted to recruit me to a few of these ventures and much to the surprise of no one, but him, I have always rejected. Every time, he contacts me about the next amazing opportunity I always have two thoughts about the very nature of MLMs and they are what makes the opportunity amazing for some and horrid to me at [...]