A co-worker at my current work and I are fed up with the situation there so next year we're working on setting up a partnership. I'm in a Small Business Management Course at the local community college and he's been doing a lot of reading from books he's bought over the past couple months. I was wondering if any of you partnerships out there would be gracious enough to share your partnership agreements with us so we have a skeleton to work off of with our company. I am 18, still living at home and have very little bills to worry about. He's 26, married and has two kids so he has a few more expenses. His purpose for starting this venture is to pay for the house they are building. A part of me wants to let him have like a 60% share of the company' profit but my mom pointed out today that what happens if we really start growing and in several years we have a lot of money coming in. I would want a full 50% of the money. We are just beginning with the workings of this so any agreements would help a lot. Yes we both understand that self-proprietorships are easier and more likely to succeed, but we both work full-time jobs of our own and have different schedules. So if we have a partnership is would be nice incase one of us has something that comes up so the other can cover and we can still get our stuff done. We're going to begin with your basic lawncare along with a fertilization program. He is soon to get his pesticide application license and i will be a certified applicant once he receives his license. We later want to expand to a Lighting and Hardscapes/landscaping division but as i stated earlier, we're just beginning. thanks for any help.