My best friend and I bought a business from someone this year. We've done extremely well considering we didn't get into the business until late July. We started w/24 accts, we now have over 40. Here's a small bit of background info for everyone before you reply. I'm unclear as to whether or not these reasons should be taken into account before the split. 1) I brought him into the business w/out ANY experience. (i've been in the business for nearly 7 years) 2) The only real thing he's contributed has been setting the accounting software up to bill our customers - they still wait until we come to pay (another $200 wasted) 3) I have to do all of the talking- bidding, etc---all of the talking I agree w/him that we'd make more money as independents, but I can't help but feel used. I feel confident I can make the business work, but I feel he owes me something for teaching him the tips and tricks of the trade. Am I completely off base here? If so, will someone get my mind on the task at hand and give me some good advice.