First post here, but been a Monzo user for a long while.
Just wanted everyone’s thoughts on why people invest in shares/stocks/startups (what are the advantages of investing?) over investing that same money in your own business? Do people who primarily invest are employees looking for a secondary income or do many small business owners themselves invest in shares etc of other companies?
From my own example… If I invest £50 in Marketing for my Education Consultancy business (at current scale) I typically would get approx £450 returned from that through the course of the year (subject to resources/time being available).
If I invested that same £50 in stocks that is barely making a dent on even reaching £100 over a few a years.
Seems like a no brainer to me? Any advice on why I would invest on stocks/shares/ new startups?