Last year was a less than favorable year for my business. In May my complete setup was stolen. It took a while to get everything back and by the time I did it was too late to get any accounts. My wife and I purchased our first home and to help with that purchase I sold all but my 36 exmark and some small handheld equipment. I am giving this info so that my question makes more sense. Forward to January 2003. It's time that I start to contact some properties that I lost bids on last year to bid again and I am not set up to do the work yet. Until I can get my setup back together and do the work myself, it may take all season, a friend of mine has a lco and we have talked about my continuing to make the sales and he doing the labor. My question is this: How would you all approach something like this? Would I be paid on a percentage of the total contract or would it be a one time fee? Would I take a percentage of the monthly or would it be based on involvement? I want to be fair. I have exchanged services with him in the past but neither wants a partnership. We also don't want to take advantage of the other. What ideas do you all have about this?