I am starting a website. I have been working on the development of the concept of the site for approximately 3 months. I shared this information with 2 friends about 1 month ago. So far, I have done all the work as to how the site will look and done countless hours of research with regard to the information that will also go on the site. Everything is ready to go and I am about to hire my web developer. I mentioned this to one of the 2 friends and she asked what I need b/c she is willing to invest. I did not ask her for any investment, but it would be helpful. She is under the assumption that she will partner in this with me. While I am not against this, I did not agree to this either. I am just not sure yet. I think she would add a great value to the company b/c she has connections and some sales experience that I will need in order to get sponsors/advertisers. My first question is, if I bring her on, how do I determine what ownership she will have? Then, there is the other friend. I feel that she is not a good fit for the company and will not really add value that i could not do myself or get any joe schmoe off the street to do later down the road. I don't want to just add her in the equation b/c she is a part of our circle (we are all 3 best friends). I don't know how to deal with this part. To exclude her will reak havoc on our relationship. What should I do about the 2nd friend? Btw, she has a lot of personal issues and is super stubborn and doesn't know when to censor herself. These are the reasons I do not want to partner with her.