i started a mowing and landscaping service last year. i had great success with it too. this year i plan on growing to somewhere between 30-50 accounts. i also have a full time job so i will need help, so my dad decides he wants to start helping me. i was wanting to get some ideas about how to split the profits. i will not split anything 50/50, i am getting ready to buy a 60in exmark lazer z and i already have a 48 in. w/b, we also use my truck, trailer and i pay the insurance. i can tell you honestly i am not to happy about this but i do need help and good help is hard to find. the way i done things last year was that all the money that was made from mowing when into the bank and was not touched until the season was over and everything was paid for. so would it be a bad idea to take full control of the money and tell him it is not going anywhere until the season is over. i know you guys don't say much good about partnerships, but i was wanting to try to make him an employee more than a partner. i like things done a certain way and that is my way and i am picky when it comes to my work and don't really care much for sharing anything especially the business i started w/o the help of anyone.