If you have got surplus money and you want to invest it somewhere without wasting it, it is better to start your own business rather than investing in some other business, though the rate of risk becomes high but rate of return will be also higher and it is also famous saying that no pain no gain you need to be a risk taker and innovator in order to get more profit.
Things you need to start a business are, the very first thing is you business plan, what are the planning to establish a business, there are few questions that you need to answer with your business plan which are, what kind of business it is that you are going to start, who will be your customer, from where you are going to arrange raw material for your production and so on.
First of all if you have made an idea to start a business say for suppose you have an idea to start a restaurant of your own, now things that matters is do the survey of that particular area where you want to start a business, in survey the prime location, no of customers, traffic off-course ease of availability of both customer and supplier.
Once you have completed the survey, the prime location can be the highways, middle of the city, or may be at any college or university.
Highways are found as to be the best option for a restaurant because at highways there are number of customers available and the supplier can also have ease excess to you as well, in the middle of the city people will come to you very rare in groups mostly the couples who spend their huge time at restaurant.
On highways there is most chance that people will come to you in huge number as the buses cars and van do cross from there, obliviously when you will have customers in such number the profit will be also higher than the middle of the city restaurant or at college or city.
Once thing that needed to be kept in the mind is the security, the chance of theft, robbery, or anything are much higher than middle of the city as the highways are not surrounded by the population, less police, less protection as well though there are few vehicles of cops that petrol during the day night but the chance are so high, so you need to arrange your personal security as well.