Okay, little bit of backround of my current situation. Im starting my 3rd season now. I am full owner of my company. Currently have 35 weeklys and 10-15 other customers that give me the clean ups, mulch, power washing, etc. Last year i did just over 20,000 net. I have a pretty basic setup and have never been able to spend much on advertising. Door hangers have been huge for me but know money mailer and direct mail is where its at. Im seriously thinking about partnering up with a person iv know for some time and trust. Not best friends just have lot of same ideas. I know im going to get a ton of people saying dont do it bt i thihhnk there are benefits! I have had a real tough problem with motivation and get that lonley feeling about having no one to talk about the business with and motivate each other to go out and double our work! i think having someone to talk to day in day out about attack of the business would greatly benefit me. Also he has a huge mechanic backround he would be able to fix anything which would help huge. Lastly he has 10 G he wants to throw right into it which would be HUGE for advertising. I know there are so many small things to think about! How to split bank accounts, phone numbers when customers call, legal stuff, who has all the invoice duties. i dont even know where to start! we would both be owner operators splitting everything 50 50. I think it would be very important to talk about who was going to be responsible for what. If he was doing all the equipment up keep then id be fine dealing with invoices and all the emailing. Its very scary thinking of splitting everythign 50 50 and maybe a step backwards right noiw but hopfully we take those big two steps forward!