A few days ago I was talking to a friend of mine (if you are reading this, thanks Colleen!) and she gave me some excellent business ideas. Not only are they good investments, but low maintenance as well. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big fan of investments/businesses you can manage in your spare time, rather than giving up your steady income for a potential payday some time in the future, and she had some great ideas. Once you have the money, doors just seem to open up and it becomes easier to make more money. Until you have that initial money though, it seems things are tougher. A grubstake, as it were, seems to be an important element for success.