I have a partner now and believe it or not we have a great business relationship and are still best friends although we are total oppisites. But when we started that business we did just as a part time gig and its grown really fast over the last 3 years to the point that neither of us has the time to put into it to make it grow even larger. We both have full time jobs and while running the business. I have a very good friend that has been doing high end landscaping for the last 11 years that has agreed to come aboard to help grow the landscaping side of the company. We are paying him a good salary but he has a lot of contacts on that side and within a few days he has landed us 6 landscaping jobs. When we brought him on we agreed that he would have a buy in option but thats where I have a problem. I have no idea how to allow him to buy in. He doesn't have the money to buy in but is willing to purchase any equipment we need through his family members. His contacts and knoweldge are very valuable ao we don't want to loose him not to mention having him handle the day to day operations is key to free us up. Whats a good option to bring him on. Thanks for the help and sorry its so wordy.