If your business has reached a stage of solid, sustainable growth but you still have money to spare, you don’t necessarily have to put it back into the business. Consider buying assets on behalf of your business to diversify company investments.
There are a number of tax incentives, for example, of buying and leasing out commercial property, and also sound financial reasons to consider buying shares in non-competing companies in other sectors, in case of industry downturn.
Foreign direct investment is also an option, especially in emerging markets requiring capital and promising substantial short and long term growth. This kind of investment can buffer your business against the tightening of the local economy.