Creative investment strategy we did.My CPA recommended I connect with this new entrepreneur. We met him a couple of times and the three of us decided to invest together. We opened a certificate of deposit for the invested funds and worked with the banker to extend a credit line based on the CD. We mentored him to go after customer acquisition and supported him in operations, while we controlled the finances. He focused on the most important task with undivided attention. The takeaway — it was perfect teamwork and the entrepreneur played by the rules—happy ending after three years since we got what was all promised.