Hi All, I probably know the answer to this question, or maybe I just need to talk it out, either way, I need some new ideas. I have a small IT consulting business, and in the last 2 years, another company with two owners started working with me in an effort to eventually merge the two companies. the other company is 3 times bigger than mine, and if we combine our businesses we will be able to get some nice deals, and grow the company, so we think. In the past 2 years I've observed that: 1- the other 2 are more blue collar mentality than white collar.. let me explain, they just want to DO THE WORK, planning and organization is not important 2- immature behavior such as Jabs, jokes that never retire, taking everything personally. 3- Rude behavior and at times, elitist attitude, as if they are the ones that invented the CPU 4- They do help, but ONLY when they are ready. 5- these guys have been generous with their resources. 6- they still stick with each other, and although they say they want my ideas, only what they want happens. 7- since I started working with them, my company has more than doubled, but not because of their actions, mostly because of the extra confidence I have. Where I am having trouble is in dealing with personality, and the difference in thinking. They will just leave when they want to, no checking in, no courtesy, just poof. will take them weeks at time to get one thing for my clients. I must say, that they are providing me all these services for free, and we are working towards merging, but it is taking them a LOOONG time to finish the papers, in the mean time, I am making more money, but I am afraid of getting into this partnership. Any comments will help, thank you in advance.